Single mum wanting to start dating but terrified.


I’m a single mum in my early 30s, I got got out of an emotionally, mentally and verbally abusive marriage.

It’s been two years since I left but now I feel like I want to start dating. The only problem is I am absolutely terrified. I don’t know how to date anymore. It’s been 9 years since my last “first date”

I downloaded an app and started talking to someone but once they asked to meet up I panicked and (after explaining it to them) ran.

Can anyone who has started over give me advice or tips about dating again?

It might help to add I’m doing some self care before I take a much needed vacation (do my hair, nails, lashes, massage, some cute new outfits) hoping to build confidence back but I’m still unsure about how to feel comfortable back in the world of singles.