People who are married and people who are not married may differ in all sorts of other ways (such as financial resources or experiences of stigma – getting stereotyped, excluded, or discriminated against), and it may be and even before.The group of people who are currently married does not include all of the people who ever got married.
I would have been dating again within a year if I had not been in a car accident that put me out of action for 9 months.
One is ready to date again whenever solitude gives way to loneliness.
But many older singles -- some of whom have already been down the aisle -- aren't looking to exchange their single status for a band of gold.
"We are not aiming for great changes in the second half of life, but looking for fulfillment in who we are now," says Sharon Romm, a Seattle-based psychiatrist and author of "Dating After 50: Negotiating the Minefields of Midlife Romance." "Not everyone wants another marriage.
For me, it was 18 months before I considered dating again.