There is no set timeline, as everyone deals with divorce differently. Others could take quite a while before they feel ready to get back into the dating pool, while for others, a couple of months are enough. Just be completely honest with the person you see about your recent divorce and what you are expecting.
Once you’re a free person, you are free to date anyone you want. However, it’s best not to rush it, especially if you’re dealing with a custody battle. Judges often frown upon one parent cohabitating with a new partner since it can confuse the child. If you’re dating someone new, try not to move in right away.
Allow yourself to heal before going forward with something serious. Divorce is a painful, life-changing experience. And if you have a kid, it’s no longer just your feelings at stake. Tell your custody lawyer if you’re seeing anyone as it could affect your case. If you don’t have a lawyer yet, I recommend Stacy Regele. Call the number on her website to book a free consultation.