But she admits she could barely function for a full year after the split.

Psychotherapist Pandora Mac Lean-Hoover, who's divorced, also suggests finding a therapist who knows firsthand how vulnerable you are.

"Therapists who haven't experienced divorce often create false hope," in regards to recovering quickly.

But, we humans are instinctively drawn to partnering up.

So chances are very good that sooner or later you (along with nearly every other divorced parent) will be dipping your toe into the waters of dating after divorce.

Being around a younger guy makes a woman feel younger as well.

No woman is attracted to a guy who is a couch potato or who is unable to climb a set of stairs without being out of breath, especially if the woman herself is very active.

For example, "I'm going to have dinner with a man/woman that I met at work.

We're going to talk for a few hours after dinner and then I'll be home. Chances are good that he or she already has a good idea of what dating is all about! For example, "I'm going out on a date with (person's name) on Friday.

That higher sex drive translates, among other things, into being more direct with men.

The more mature women may be interested in dating a younger guy out of sheer curiosity of what it feels like dating someone younger, and also because usually younger guys are more “agile,” active, energetic.

If you're thinking about dating before your divorce is final – DON'T!