Dating an older recently divorced man

Sometimes there are amicable divorces; sometimes there are epic divorces that last years and years with lots of “collateral damage.” 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.But if you are considering him as possible life-partner, it’s good to know what you’re getting into, so you can decide, very consciously, whether you want to wade into deeper levels of commitment with him.

Divorces, like men, come in all shapes, sizes, and situations.-- I would be remiss if I didn't also share some cautions to keep in mind.In case you're wondering, one divorced dad swept me off my feet (then dropped me over a ledge).Many daters associate divorced people with excess baggage.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.

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