"If you're divorced, don't talk about your divorce," advises Schneider. Nobody wants to hear sob stories." Ask agrees with this advice and warns men that reveal too much about an ex may result in jealousy issues down the road.
Speaking badly about your ex might also make you appear bitter, which is not the best trait to present when dating.
On the other hand, some dating experts caution that moving too soon after a breakup will inevitably result in a rebound relationship.
Examine your feelings and decide when you are ready to start dating again, but don't wait too long.
"Women with kids feel they shouldn't date because their kids are young," says Schneider. The best thing you can do for your child is to have a life.
"Guys that don't ask you out are either in other relationships or they just aren't available for whatever reason," says Schneider.
"If he hasn't asked you out in four emails, he's in a fantasy relationship." If online conversations never seem to evolve into a plan to meet each other in person, it may be best to move on.
"Women can operate with their heart instead of their head." Following dating rules help you set and maintain your own standards and make sure you don't allow your emotions to overrule your common sense.
Gender roles aren't what they used to be, but that doesn't mean that men don't still love the thrill of the hunt. Don't friend him on Facebook, don't text him first and don't initiate anything.