After all the papers are signed by both sides, you definitely need some time to get over actions that took place recently. There is no set time frame on when to get back to dating after you divorce. Everything depends on how hard the process was for you personally, how emotionally involved you were as well as just personality and mental endurance. For some people a couple weeks or months is more than enough, others step back from dating for a year or even more.
If you feel deeply wounded by breaking up your marriage, take your time on healing. Don’t bring instability in feelings into new relationship.
Dating is more than just romantic communication between two people. It is a process of welcoming another person into your everyday life and forming a strong connection. No matter if you plan on a long-term commitment or not, feelings play an important role.
Don’t step back from your point of view when society starts pushing you into relationships. Nobody else can know for sure how long to wait to date after divorce. Being put off by the only thought of going on a date is how you know for sure you are not ready yet. But when the idea of associating with somebody comes naturally, that is when you can give it a chance. Remember, if it doesn’t feel right during the rendezvous it may be a sign to get more time and give it another try later.