While there can be some red flags (like if his relationship ended because he was unfaithful), people who've been through a divorce tend to have a deeper, more realistic perspective on marriage than those haven't.
We asked experts—and women who've dated (and even married!
“But sometimes she reminds me that her mom is just fine without me!
One of the most complicated aspects of dating after divorce with kids is deciding when and how often your new guy (or girl) will be around your kids.
I’m not saying let your kids rule your personal life, but let them feel like their feelings on the situation matter.
Many daters associate divorced people with excess baggage.
Well, she’s a kid and doesn’t understand her mom’s need for male companionship.” In response to her daughter’s fears, this mom has asked her boyfriend to slow down. “I want to give the daughter time to accept and trust a new man in their lives. I’m a single guy, and I get a bit lonely.” In the meantime, the mom has made it very clear that she cares about him, but she’s afraid.Here are the advantages and disadvantages of sleepovers: Advantages: In closing, I think sleepovers are okay, if it’s the right person, the right timing, and if you handle it the right way.Talking openly with your children and making them feel like they are part of the decision is such a nice idea."Divorced men have experience sharing finances, a home and schedules. Talking about the future doesn't prompt most divorced guys to run for the hills the way it might lifelong older bachelors.These can be great perks," says licensed psychotherapist Tina B. They're also more "willing to share their feelings and tackle the tough topics," says relationship expert Lori Bizzoco, founder of Cupids "Men who are divorced enjoy companionship that they were familiar with having been married before," says La Pronda, 43, who's dated both never-married and divorced men.