Turned out, dating as a divorced 35-year-old was a great way to pass the time until I felt ready for a relationship again.
Behold the 16 stages of my journey, illustrated with GIFs featuring sassy women.
Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.
From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.
The best part about being divorced after a short marriage is being single again at 35. When my marriage ended after just two years, the idea of navigating the dating world all over again seemed daunting, unappealing, and pointless.
Plus, the last time I'd been seriously single, it was 2006; texting was barely a given, much less Tinder.
The young man, who goes by the username OKCThrowaway22221, made his profile on OKCupid using a photo of a female friend, but filled every other section in honestly (with a few pronoun switches here and there).
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After Hours Dating Limited had been active for eight years up until Tue, 11th Aug 2015.
The following firm was administered by a single director: Christina Dorothy Marriott who was managing it from Mon, 19th Mar 2007 to dissolution date on Tue, 11th Aug 2015.
But, I figured, if Robin Wright can snag a hot younger boyfriend after 15 years of marriage and a very public divorce, I could at least give dating a shot.
To my pleasant surprise, my 30-something confidence combined with the dawn of casual online dating culture made for one damn fun year and a half.