If you still are grieving the loss of your past relationship, you may want to take a step back from dating.
Some may experience their grief sooner rather than later, while others may not feel it until the divorce is finally over.
A divorce is a difficult and stressful life event for any person to go through.
During the process or after, you may be experiencing a sense of freedom that you haven't felt in quite some time, and the thought of getting back into the dating world might cross your mind.
Also, taking a class at a local arts center or your gym is another way to socialize and meet new people at the same time.
Even if these people aren't on your dating radar, making new friends and building your relationships with old friends helps you to better evaluate your current emotional state and know if you're ready for something more than just a friendship.
You can wait to fully explain the situation once you have seen someone more than just a few times.