Dating a guy who just divorced

And, while experts say the divorce rate is now lower than 50 percent, the odds are still pretty decent that you’re going to date a divorced dude at some point.While there's nothing wrong with dating a guy who's been previously hitched, there are some potential issues that can crop up.

It’s important to determine where your guy stands on the issue, and how it aligns with where you see your future going.If he’s recently divorced, be cautious, take things slow, and make sure you get your needs met before getting too involved.This is Red Flag #2: He Talks About His Ex Listening to your date talk about his ex is not only annoying, it’s an ironclad sign he isn’t over his marriage yet.While it’s difficult to assign arbitrary dates for when it’s okay for a divorced man to begin dating, those who haven’t been divorced at least six months are often still dealing with divorce fallout (e.g.grief, angry exes, hurting children, financial problems).He can only give as much as he can give; if it isn't enough, move on to someone who has the emotional bandwidth for a relationship.When dating a divorced man, especially if the divorce is recent, it’s important to be cautious.If your guy no longer thinks that two people can be in a loving, committed relationship, that’s a red flag.According to Stanford University research, 70 percent of divorces are initiated by women.Even if neither of you is interested in marriage, it’s a good idea to find out whether he thinks two people can be together for the long haul—ring or no ring. He may not want to legally commit again, but could be completely open to the idea of a forever-commitment or living together.“Plenty of divorced folks believe in love and commitment as much as anyone,” Durvasula says.

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