Your marriage is over and you might feel ready to dive back into the dating pool to start a new chapter in your life and find love again, but if your divorce has yet to be finalized, dating might actually harm your case and detrimentally impact you on a personal level. To avoid the legal and personal ramifications of dating while in the middle of a divorce, it is best to wait.
Divorce is generally not something that is easy for either spouse to endure, no matter how amicable the circumstances might be, and it might never seem like there is a "best" time for it. That said, for some, January is not only the best time of the year to file, but also the most popular time of year, earning it the nickname "divorce month." It makes sense for emotional reasons, of course. When the New Year begins, people tend to crave a fresh start and go to great lengths to achieve what they believe will make them happiest.