With pre-teens and young teens () you can broach the topic of dating after the divorce. It's OK to actually use the word date. You aren't going to freak out. Are your kids ready for you to start dating after your divorce? Teens in particular may be looking for reasons to say no to peer pressure, so make your answers. Beginning to date after a divorce can be tricky, especially if you are the parent of a teenager. Your teen might already feel a bit unstable after.