“This is for people looking for love or companionship the second, third or even fourth time around,” Ziegler says, “people who have experienced loss, people who understand what it’s like to be on a high and in love and then fall off and have to get back out there again.” To get started, users answer a series of “Vikki-isms” -- quirky, revealing questions written by Ziegler herself.
Instead of swiping left and right, users scroll up and down to peruse potential suitors.
When attracted to someone, they select a checkmark icon under his or her pic. As for indicating if you have kids, there’s no specific feature in the app for that at the moment.
If the person they check checks them too, that’s (hopefully) when the magic happens. However, Ziegler says you’re free to mention them in your profile if you like. “Some people aren’t comfortable talking about them while dating post-divorce, so we wanted to be respectful of that.”Related: 6 Reasons Why Dating Can Be a Nightmare for Some Entrepreneurs Ziegler, a new parent herself, has been happily married for three years. “I’ve been through it all, as a child, as an adult, as a professional, so I get it on a very deep level and I poured all of that experience into the app.” Divorce Dating, slated to be available on Android some time next year, will initially be free.
The divorce resources listed below provide helpful information about a range of important topics, all provided by experts and other knowledgeable individuals.
Topics include all things legal and financial, health and body, and more lighthearted content like makeup how-tos, music recommendations, and recipes.
, knows the fraught tightrope walk that is dating after divorce all too well.
The New York City divorce attorney and mediator is both a divorcee and a child of divorce herself.
Her parents split when she was 12 years old.“It was the worst thing that ever happened to me,” said Ziegler, an only child.
“I was burdened with deciding my custody on my own in court. It became clear to me that I had to become a divorce attorney, that it was my plight in life to help people impacted by divorce, especially children.”Related: 6 Guidelines for Helping Your Business Survive a Divorce Now, as divorce rates skyrocket at an all-time high and three decades after her parents’ devastating split, Ziegler has just launched a dating app called Divorce Dating.