Question - are most of you ladies already married or are you dating? Recently divorced and trying to get back out there, I've never really had to "date" I met my ex-husband in college and we got married right after. Is it a bad idea to go on a date with someone from work? Should I look to date people who are also in government work? Are dating apps worth it or should I just go to singles events or something? SOS

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The dating world is definitely challenging these days - especially the older you get. I would advise against dating someone you work closely with, but finding someone in the same general line of work can be good, since you'll already have something in common. I ended up meeting my current boyfriend on a dating site, but it took many bad (cringe) experiences to finally find "the one." Don't give up.

Oh boy, yes please avoid dating at work - ESPECIALLY at this point in your life. Take it slow and understand it will take some time to get back in that headspace in terms of dating.

Highly recommend focusing on yourself and enjoying some alone time first - or make it a goal to make new friends rather than find someone right away. I think singles events and MeetUp are great for that.

If you don't mind me asking, how long has it been since the divorce. I highly suggest making time for yourself after a long-term relationship, and in your case a marriage to rediscover yourself. Take yourself out on dates as you would a lover and learn to enjoy your own company.

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