Dating After Years Of Being In A Long-term Relationship? Protect Yourself

Posted on: 3 May 2019

If you are just getting out of a marriage or relationship, and you are worried about dating, as a man there are some things that you can do to protect yourself. If you are worried about women who are mass dating and may have STD's, or you fear getting someone pregnant, it's time to take preventative action.  Here are some of the things that you can do so you can date with confidence and not be unprepared.

Get a Vasectomy

If you are positive that you don't want to have any more children in the future, then getting a vasectomy may be the best way to prevent this from happening. This is a quick outpatient surgery that cauterizes or cuts the vas deferens tubes. This prevents semen from being released during intercourse.

This is a great way to prevent pregnancy if you forget to use protection or don't have any. For some, this can be reversed at a later time if needed.

Carry Protection

There are many things other than pregnancy that you have to worry about if you are dating, and sexually transmitted diseases are one of them. If you are worried about what you could pick up, like HIV, herpes, or other diseases, you want to make sure that you carry the necessary type of protection such as condoms. Condoms are easy to store in your car or home, just in case.

Do Some Research

It's very easy for you to find out some information about someone that you are considering going on dates with. You can see if they have dating profiles on many different dating sites, if they have a lot of male or female friends on social media, and what their posts are like. Take some time to see if this is someone that you think you will have anything in common with or if they are maybe dating many different people at one time.

Entering the dating scene after you have been out of the game for a while, are older, and aren't looking to have kids can be much different than your younger years when you just started dating. Take the time to make sure that your health is protected, that you aren't going to father any kids that you don't want to take on, and to see if you are going out with someone that could be a realistic match for you.