It is natural to be curious about what is out there and to desperately crave love and passion after a bad marriage. My advice is to go to counseling, take a few months to sort out the legal stuff and then, once the legal stuff is signed and dealt with, date.
A hunter is someone that follows or pursues someone else. First, to practice dating, getting ready when it will really matters; second, get comfortable around romantic prospects again — it's like working out, you have to get back into "dating shape"; third, it builds your self-confidence, improving your appeal!
One of the scariest aspects of being a divorcee is the prospect of dating again. Your inclination, therefore, is to want to connect, and perhaps even rush into re-partnering. You should wait about a year before seriously dating anyone.
As a divorced person, the urge to date is strong after separation, but as ready as you feel now and as much relief as you are feeling, you have a lot of mourning left to do.
The decision to divorce never comes lightly and every divorced person I meet feels as if they mourned the marriage before the separation.
Last week I made the decision to end my 7-year marriage because of physical and emotional abuse.