But this doesn't necessarily mean joining every dating service and offering yourself up for blind dates with your coworker's cousin's friend's neighbor.
"Ask questions as if you're a tourist – we tend to be more social when on vacation," she advises.
Don't avoid discussing the fact that you're divorced; just approach it effectively.
""In my personal experience, I can tell you that second marriages are often far better than first marriages," Newton says.
That's because "when people are willing to work through the emotional challenges of a divorce proactively and learn from the experience, they enter new relationships with more maturity and self-awareness.
"You don't need to feel like you 'should' be out doing things," she says.
To get to that place of self-love, she recommends "looking yourself in the eyes (in a mirror) and telling yourself five things you love about you, like 'I love my smile' or 'I love how I make others feel safe.'"When you're ready, the first thing to do, says House, is to physically get out there – no one will know you're available to date if you're staying inside your house all the time!
Yes, it can be disheartening to jump back in to the dating world; weren't you supposed to be done with this?
Unfortunately, dating is really the only way to find The (Second) One — so here's how to make the whole experience more fun.
Take it easy and take the process at whatever pace feels comfortable to you." But, Newton says, "if you're experiencing inordinate amounts of fear about dating, that's a pretty good clue that you have some unresolved trauma from the marriage to work through.
And if that's the case, it's actually good news, because you have a great big arrow pointing at what's next for you to work on emotionally!
We can talk about it if you ever want to, but I want to make sure tonight is about us.'"No matter what the situation is, own up to it.