Ah, divorce. It’s the end of an era - the era of tirelessly explaining yourself to no avail, or sitting down in the evening and having to watch MAFS... its over. But have you ever noticed that lately, there’s a certain... glow around recently-divorced men? No, it’s not a tan from their solo trips to Bali, but the shine of the 'post-divorce glow up'.
It's like watching a caterpillar transform into a butterfly but instead of wings, they’ve got fresh haircuts and a better wardrobe. Let’s dive deep into this glorious change, and if you’re in this position right now there might be some helpful tips!
The Fitness Renaissance:
Once upon a time, these blokes might have been sporting what the world fondly refers to as a 'dad bod'. Post-divorce? It’s all about the bod! Gyms are seeing an influx of these gents pumping iron. Fitness transforms your mental health but it’s also a pretty good way to meet some ladies doing the same thing right?
Microwave meals and leftover pizza? That's so ‘during-the-marriage’! From Thai green curry to homemade pasta, you can learn how to do all this stuff on Youtube nowadays and you might just need to know how to do it when it comes to your future dating escapades.
Gone are the days of wearing socks with sandals. Thrift shops, boutiques, online stores – find some shirts that actually fit. You might not have the same youthful charm of yesteryear, but having your outfit on point speaks volumes.
The Hobby Blokes:
The post-divorce period is like a second adolescence, but instead of questionable teenage decisions, they’re picking up cool hobbies. Now you have all the time and nobody to nag you for doing whatever you want to be spending it on.
Emotional Intelligence Level Up:
It's not just about the externals. Many blokes use this time for introspection and personal growth. It’s not all about snagging the next fish – take a minute to find yourself in this new stage of life and you’ll come out stronger on the other ends. Bonus points for not holding resentment.
Post-Divorce Dating: Ideally you’ll find this scene less awkward as people have a bit more life experience up their sleeve and might (but no promises) be less drama free and know what they want. There’s still plenty of ghosting, and you might not be in your prime, but there’s plenty of options out there and if you follow the above steps you’ll be in prime position to get the most out of it.
The post-divorce glow up isn’t just a phase. It's all about rediscovering yourself, trying new things, and embracing the rollercoaster that is life. Things don’t last forever so when you’ve found yourself going through the hard times, you know brighter days are on the way.