If you start dating too soon after divorce, you might not be healed yet.
One of the key elements to keeping a relationship together for life is developing and growing together as a couple.
Of course, this didn’t apply to marriages 100 years ago because people just stayed together anyway.
If her husband is unable to be respected by those people because his lack of emotional intelligence or maturity, she will begin to lose some respect and attraction for him.
She might lash out at him and complain that she has grown up, but he hasn’t or that he embarrasses her in front of her friends or co-workers.
Wouldn't you rather be able to share a story about how you were both reading the same obscure French novel on the New York City subway?
Or how you'd been best friends since kindergarten and then one day something just ?
Plus, the more people you're exposed to, the more likely you are to find someone you're compatible with.
The takeaway here isn't that online dating is a panacea for your romantic troubles. But as online dating becomes more prevalent — right now it's the second most common way for heterosexual American couples to meet and the most common way for homosexual American couples to meet — it could have a meaningful impact on the divorce rate, and on overall relationship happiness.
It's possible — and more likely — that there's some self-selection going on, as University of Kansas professor Jeffrey A. That is, people who sign up for dating services may be more interested in a relationship, and even marriage, than say, people at a bar who aren't specifically there to meet a serious partner.