This distrust often shows up in online dating profiles when you say things like "no head games," or "no dishonest men." When you write those things in your profile, you're broadcasting on a billboard that you've been hurt and that you're distrustful.
You'll scare away the men who have it together because they'll recognize your distrust immediately.
And when you do get into a relationship after divorce, even if the guy is faithful to you and is madly in love with you, you may not believe anything he says.
This can happen because in the back of your mind, you'll have this ongoing chorus playing: "All men are just like my ex-husband. All men fall out of love and break up with you." It plays like a country song accompanied by an out-of-tune guitar.
There’s more communication, more honesty, and fewer assumptions about what “dating” means or where it’s going.
And, that is what divorce after 50 does; it touches every aspect of your life.
I remember sitting at my breakfast table one morning, staring out the window feeling sorry for myself.
Online dating is now the norm, with people getting to know each other online — or at least screening each other — before that first date.
Your career is significantly further along than it was decades ago; financial security is often a benefit to dating later in life. Aging and death aren’t as distant as they once were. Know your boundaries and values before starting to date someone new.