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I'm sorry to hear that you are going through a divorce right now. Just get through it, don't push yourself too hard to 'connect' with someone, just out of lonliness. That being said, when you are really ready to date, I would suggest something online. After my divorce, a move out of town, and about a year to simmer and be awkward - I tried online dating. Try the different sites out, and see which one(s) fit what you are looking for.
The best advice I can give to you about online dating is to:
1) Consider it to be like an interview ( Is this woman crazy? How many children does she have? e.t.c. )
2) Go grab coffee/lunch - not dinner ( dinner is for second meetings ) ASAP - it may feel like there is some 'chemistry' on chats and texts - many will flop when you meet them and try to actually talk with them. ( Remember, this is like an interview for the first few meetings )
3) Have fun - I considered it a relatively inexpensive way to meet new people and get out of the house, where I would have been just being a home-body otherwise.
I hope your pain is short, and that your darkest days are already in your past...
BTW - I met my fiancee on Tinder, of all places. I was tired of all of the forms and crafting messages to interest her. I was not into hookups - I had just heard of that app mentioned on many different talk shows and such... You find what you are looking for.
Good luck, brother.
I like to cut rocks. I mine them whenever I have the time for a trip into the wild. Polish up some book ends, cut and polish some cabachons for jewelry, I tried my hand at faceting - but didn't care for it much. I've been playing with rocks for 20+ years now. An old boss of mine took me to a rock shop in the town that I grew up in, and this little old lady that ran the store enticed me to join their "rock club", with annual fees of $12.00 to start. I just wanted to carve soap stone, but it turned out to be a much deeper rabbit hole than that. As soon as I cut a large quartz crystal into slabs, then polished them up, I was absolutely hooked.