"Men with kids understand your schedule, lifestyle, priorities and responsibilities because they have a similar life experience," she says.11. At the very least, Moore says, divorcés are more money-savvy than pure bachelors.Odds are, "the divorced man has completed his education and is more settled in his career," since he had already hit the married life stage.He’s put up with more BS than you have, yet he’s still ready for and open to new relationships.On top of everything else, he’s already had his heart broken in ways you can’t imagine, but this has made him more appreciative and receptive to whatever comes his way next.
The biggest mistake in new relationships is immediately going from first date to inseparable and dedicating all of your time and energy to this single person.Tessina says, noting that she andher husband had both gone through splits when they married 32 years ago. Divorced men have the gifts of hindsight and feedback, which make them more attentive partners in their next relationships, Sussman says."They have a more realistic picture of what it takes to have a successful relationship."This makes for a more grounded union, Dr. "When you get married a second time, your expectations are a lot lower." But that's a good thing because he's less likely to be disappointed. Lewis addsthat she has actually seen this in her own dating experiences.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.It’s common knowledge that guys typically lag significantly behind women when it comes to acting their age, so is raising the dating age bar really that bad of an idea? Here are 11 reasons why: He’s more likely to be responsible, and not in the “I ate real food instead of cereal for dinner” kind of way. I admit, initially this could seem like a downfall, but just remember, you’re dating him — not his children. It’s important to realize that by having children, he knows how to take care of and think about other people. He’s all with the marriage, kids, white-picket fence thing.Rather, he is responsible not only for himself, but also for others. Without the pressure of all that, there’s a lot more time and room in a relationship to actually be in the moment and enjoy getting to know one another without feeling preoccupied by future expectations. He has a couch instead of a futon, there’s more than beer in his fridge and you aren’t likely to have to forage through his bathroom in search of something that resembles toilet paper.The older we get, the more inevitable it's going to be we date people who already have a marriage behind their belt.This isn't necessarily a bad thing, in fact, it proves they were — and therefore likely still are — able to really commit to someone. And before you ask yourself, how will I know if he or she is ready? Now of course, not everyone going through a divorce is a lost cause — Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger even calls divorced men the best kept secret.Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and say he learned from that mistake, but he’s still not in the category of divorced guys we’re talking about here.So, yes, the divorced guy you should date is oldbut that’s actually one of his finer qualities — it means that he's more likely a man.