I started dating about the same time after a marriage ended. There isn;t anybody that can say when you ready , after all you are you and you are unique. So how to meet somebody, the rules still apply sweet, men follow their little heads and they will give you enough flannel to get their hands on your goodies. ( I am a man). I think that the most important thing is don't introduce any of them to your lovely daughters. I have a ten year old and I think she has met one of six women that I have dated and I am still with her, she never even met the women I dated who had a horse much to my daughters disappointment. It can be very confusing for their emotions. Just get the girls settled with the baby sitter and go for a drink, it is after all a drink only, not a marriage proposal.. enjoy the attention, feel like a women again, enjoy the excitement, the dressing up, the nerves and have fun. Remember no one says he's mr right even though he may believe his own BS. For me I prefer dating with women that have kids, they are more mature and they know never to ask you to choose, they have patience and stretch marks and I know they have stretch marks so if the lights are on nobody will be embarrassed ....ha ha. Just remember that you are a beautiful women and you don't need a dad for your daughters. Have fun.