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19 May 2004

Dating after divorce needn’t be hell

It's been a few months now, the dust has cleared and you and your ex are on a reasonably civil footing. You’ve given priority to the kids’ physical, financial and mental well-being. Now what?

It's been a few months now, the dust has cleared and you and your ex are on a reasonably civil footing. You’ve given priority to the kids’ physical, financial and mental well-being. Now what?

Start gently
Some blokes can walk into a crowded pub, strike up a conversation with a nubile patron within five minutes and leave with her – or at least her phone number – not long afterwards, with an aura of quiet accomplishment. Other blokes will leave alone, slightly drunk, discouraged and redolent of nothing more than beer and passive cigarette smoke. Moral of the story? Start with somewhere you’re comfortable – the Friday-night shark tank at your local watering hole might not be the place.

 
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