First dates are usually different from the first time you meet someone.  So, rule number one, get the introduction out of the way before the first date.  

Depending on how long you have been in a committed relationship, you may enter the dating scene and wonder if you actually entered the Twilight Zone. 

Dating after divorce isn't easy.  It's especially difficult when you're considering the feelings of your entire family.  Your children have gone through this divorce with you.  The idea of a new relationship between a parent and another person can be threatening to them.