For the people that say "until divorced", I strongly disagree..a number of reasons some peoplke stay seperated for long periods before divorces are final..doesnt make them less datable just less marriable.
Just my two cents, Bandito I tried dating afew months after me and my ex split up but I knew I wasn't ready so backed off of the whole dating thing, because I knew that I wasn't fully over my ex and I didn't want to start a relationship knowing I had feelings for him still. seldom do we get the opportunity to see such insite and wisdom. As for the orig, Q---A person starts to date when they-themselves-feel that they are emotionally ready to do so- be it 2 months or 2 years!!!
Record the date in which you or your spouse moved out, and obtain documentation that proves you or your spouse lives in a new dwelling.
This type of separation, called voluntary separation, requires proof that you are living in different homes, without interruption (not even one night) and that you abstain from intimate relationships with each other.
However, in order to stay on the right side of the law, you really need to wait until you become divorced.
In most cases, you do not need to go to the court and file for separation.
Acclimating to these new conditions may require more time and TLC than you were anticipating.
Dating yourself is intended to be fun, so choosing your first step should be an easy task.
It's not right to make other people deal with your baggage, and you can't come out of a marriage with no feelings, no dissapointments or heartbreak. Hell, it took me three months just to find the key to my luggage, I mean baggage.. I find I am still not quite ready for emotional intimacy.
It's the other person I'm thinking about more at this point. I think perhaps a year or more might be needed for some, less for others...really depends on a number of factors like the length of the marriage.