I can’t really answer that question for you. However, what I can do is tell you how dating might affect your divorce and you’ll have to decide how soon to start dating.

Casual dating probably won’t affect how a court will award property or child custody. But how a court views it shouldn’t be your only consideration. If you’re trying to reach a settlement with your spouse over certain issues, how do you think dating will affect that? Divorces typically involve a lot of hurt feelings and starting to openly date before everything has settled can often make that much more difficult.