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I will only send a newsletter when there's really something cool and interesting to tell you, otherwise I won't. After listening to several women complain about their dating experiences with divorced men, I thought it was time to write about some of the mistakes that newly divorced men make when dating. Melissa Josue 41 Comments He’s handsome, fun-loving, and you like him a lot… But he’s also recently (maybe very recently) divorced, and you’re wondering if dating this man is a good idea. With that said, if you meet someone you’re really attracted to, but the ink on his divorce papers hasn’t yet had time to dry, you are going to need to approach some things differently if you want to minimize the risk of getting your heart broken. But if you’re dating recreationally and not considering him as a long-term partner, then these questions might not matter as much, since you’re not concerned with long-term compatibility. If you’ve been dating for a while and are looking to continue seeing each other, especially if you are dating with the intention of looking for a life partner, it’s not unreasonable to ask about the circumstances of his divorce. If, for example, his ex-wife is bitter about the divorce, it’s good to know that going into your relationship, because it will likely affect her feelings about you (if she knows about you) and (worst-case) how she treats her ex-husband and the kids. Typically, when a divorce is final, it means that both parties have reached an agreement on custody and how to split up their mutual assets such as the house, investments, the pets, etc. He may need to communicate with his ex because even if the divorce is final, they might have other things to work out like childcare, or questions and issues about the property they co-owned.
But knowing if they still communicate, and why, will help you manage your own expectations about your relationship with him. When it comes to determining how much time is the “right amount of time” for someone to wait before they start dating after a separation or divorce, my advice is that if they ultimately want a happy, healthy relationship… They will set themselves up for better relationship success if they date when they’re available to date, and when they have a clear intention on why they want to date. Depending on the circumstances of his divorce or separation, men who are recently divorced or separated are the least likely to be emotionally available for a new relationship. There is a very good chance he is still in the process of establishing his new, non-married life—with things such as adjusting to being a single or part-time parent, and dealing with the aftermath of his divorce, both emotionally and financially. Unless he owns a Major League Baseball team, or founded an internet search engine, his available funds probably took a big hit with the divorce’s legal fees and the ongoing alimony and child support. This man may want to take you to the finest restaurants, whisk you a way to an elegant bed and breakfast for the weekend, or dress you in jewels, but in some cases his bank account won’t allow these kinds of activities right now. He is still getting used to living on a smaller household income, may be paying child support, divorce costs, or even the mortgage on a house that he no longer lives in.
He might be recovering from a bad divorce, and maybe it’s taking a toll on his moods, so you might feel tempted to fix his problems for him.
In the months after a separation or divorce, he is trying to deal with not getting to see his kids every day, and adjusting to the new paradigm of being a single or part-time parent. His kids are also dealing with the loss of their family as they know it, and trying to make the adjustment to the new family arrangement.
And depending on how the kids feel about the divorce, their already rocky world might feel further threatened by the presence of new woman in their father’s life.


I encourage you to go slow (whether or not he has kids), and keep the above points in mind while you’re dating him. In my head I say, there is no way he is ready, that he will freak out once he realizes that he is not ready but my heart says this man is my other half, I am ok with going slow until he is ready and just need to keep tampering him a bit to take things slow because in the end this man is the one I see myself with. The other part of me says I should just enjoy this feeling even if it does not end the way I want because there are many people in this world that never get to feel this way and never even get to spend a minute with their other half in life. From my own experience as a divorcee who got into a rebound relationship that ended badly, it’s incredibly hard to differentiate between real love and a rebound.
I ended up hurting that man terribly, unintentionally, when i left because he fell in love with me. If you just want a casual, just-for-fun, no-commitment relationship right now, then maybe dating someone who is unavailable for various reasons and who ALSO just wants a casual, just-for-fun, no-commitment relationship right now might be just fine for the time being.
Granted, it takes a bit of build-up to ask this question (usually, once you begin discussing your dating histories, you can slip this one in), but it’s worth asking. I dated a man who had been divorced for 6 months from a 6 year marriage, no children involved. After 5 very painful, agonizing months, I realized that he had not recovered from his divorce and was emotionally unavailable. I wished I had paid more attention to the fact that he was recently divorced and had read your article before jumping in head first. As an author on relationships, and a woman who divorced her first husband after 15 years of marriage, the last thing I wanted was a serious relationship.
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The mistakes that I will talk about can apply to any man but divorced men new to the dating scene seem to make them more often. Doing too much too soon – contrary to popular belief, the last thing that a woman (who is not a gold digger) wants from a man is to be overwhelmed on the first date. Starting out as a dating blog, the website has evolved into the go-to website for singles who want to maximize their single lives with the best and most timely information.
Or if he’s really bitter about the divorce, his unresolved feelings about the divorce might affect your relationship.
Sometimes, a couple might choose to divorce but still remain partners in an investment, or still co-own a property.
Knowing whether your partner still shares property with his ex, or whether he needs to pay alimony, will help manage your expectations when it comes to his financial obligations.
But if you find when you’re actually on a date, your partner is clearly preoccupied with his recent divorce, then he might not be emotionally available right now. Divorce is a stressful time, and it takes time to heal from the loss of a significant relationship (no matter whom was at fault or whom initiated the divorce). He has been open and honest, has made me feel comfortable with a method of dating that I have been leery of, and even identified some mutual friends that we may have in common.


I am happy that I came across it right now as I like some of the other people who have commented on your post, have been dating a wonderful but recently separated man for 7 months. Anybody who has been married for a long time has to understand that the rules have changed when it comes to dating. He might have been divorced for a year and totally over his ex-wife, and the situation and they have is an amicable co-parenting agreement. If you have friends who have dated a recently divorced man, it helps to talk to them about it and share experiences. The combination of rediscovering my sensuality, celebrating all the differences my new beau had from the things that drove me crazy about my ex, and the relief of having a convenient man shaped bandage to cover up those gaping, raw edges of my wound distracted me from the fact that we were awfully ill suited. Sometimes it can take months or sometimes years for a couple to settle a divorce, depending on the size of their estate, whether there are kids involved, and the level of contention in the divorce, among other factors.
It helps for you to get really clear on what kind of relationship you want to be in (whether you want to date for fun and recreation or you’re dating to be in a long-term relationship with a potential life partner) and determine what you require and need in order for a relationship to work. I can’t imagine a man wanting a relationship with pressure so soon after his divorce.
When men lie about their age, it leads to lying about how many kids they have , line of work, etc. I am a 30 yo single mom, who for the past 5 years has worked two jobs to keep things running and made little time for friends or new social interactions. Fast forward to a year and a half later and I can tell that he is still not emotionally over his divorce. Yes, I would definitely take things slow and keep my eyes wide open when in a relationship with a recently divorced man. About 3 weeks ago a really good friend of mine took my phone from me and signed me up for online dating (Tinder!). I must have really optimistic expectations for this man because seeing a picture of him and his wife and a timeline notification stating that he’d gotten in engaged in 2012 made my heart stop. I recently wrote an article on what is commitment and how to tell if he’s ready for a relationship after divorce. In the beginning, I expected nothing from it and kind of compared it to window shopping, but only for a man. However, I do understand that my approach to this new found friendship has to be different. And I know how hard that can be, especially when you’re in love with the man of your dreams.
He has told me that I am better suited for him than his ex wife in every way and that we will work together to get him through getting over his divorce.



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