Your past experiences made you the dynamic and layered person you are today.
So let yourself shine."Dating and empowerment coach Laurel House agrees, suggesting that you need to get comfortable being alone as well.
"You don't need to feel like you 'should' be out doing things," she says.
If it's been so long since you've been in the game that you still think Netflix and chill means watching Netflix and well, chilling, it's fair to fear the world of swiping right and left and up and down.
Yes, it can be disheartening to jump back in to the dating world; weren't you supposed to be done with this?
"There's nothing to hide or be ashamed of, and avoiding the topic sets the tone that you're afraid of something." Moving on from the topic is equally as important as addressing it in the first place, Newton adds.
Make it "clear you're willing to discuss it, but that you've also put it behind you. If the topic comes up, you might say, 'I'm divorced.
She also recommends switching up your routine, which could mean anything from taking a different path to your office to trying a new coffee shop instead of your old standby. House suggests digging deeper than you usually would in conversations to learn more about people, places, and things.
"Ask questions as if you're a tourist – we tend to be more social when on vacation," she advises.
"If you're a gym junkie, get outside and learn something new: hike, walk, join a running meetup group," says House.