I don't think it's a good time to strike up a friendship with an opposite sex person because they're too likely to "fall" or think they're falling for that person only because that person is giving them time and attention.Your friends that you already have and your family are the ones to get the emotional support and affirmation from.Separated Man Seeking LTR-Yeah that's one to bring home to the family. There are lots of ppl here who have been thru similiar situations and are willing to lend an ear or offer good advice.They may think/feel they are ready to move on yet in reality most are not.It can be rewarding in it's own right, seeing someone enjoy life again, but it can also be very painful when the person realizes they were not really ready for a relationship and has to move on.
They're usually extremely vulnerable and wanting that special attention from a member of the opposite sex to feel wanted again. I would like to say that those who have a couple of poor dating experiences, only to chalk it all up to some cheap and cheesy generalizations, need to back up, chill, and re-evaluate themselves and what they're here for. Yes, they should make sure its really over before they start dating again, but they need to as quickly as possible IMO, or they could end up just being bitter & sad.But all i know is,no thank you certainly not for me.As they very often still,have the emotional baggage & dramas going on...Yes, they should make sure its really over before they start dating again, but they need to as quickly as possible IMO, or they could end up just being bitter & sad.In my experience, the people who are just getting back into dating after a long relationship, especially an unhappy marriage are usually broken, and just want to feel human again.If you are aware that this is the case maybe bring it upon yourself to ask that question, and stay away from them if you can't handle it!No so, Hammy; if you took the time to even give a cursory scan of my profile, you would've seen that I am recently separated, and therefore have more right than most to be on this thread. When one gets jilted, the MOST imortant thing is to spend time with someone who wants to be with them, can't you see that? )You should really try and be a little bit more sympathetic.