Dating the divorced guy

what with climbing in and out of the divorce dating pool for years.

While I highly recommend dating divorced men -- dare I admit that I've done so on two continents?

Thank you for all of your clear and concise thoughts over the last few years.

I have definitely taken things to heart: look for boyfriend behavior; there is a natural timeline where commitment should come by month three, “I love you” around 6 months, living together at 18, engaged at 2-3 years; men do what they want, and so many other pearls.

-- 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.

"Our previous marriages and subsequent divorces taught us what's important to fight for and how not to sweat the small stuff," she says.5. "Many marriages fail because men didn't realize that they wanted a woman with certain traits the first time around," says relationship expert April Masini,author of "Now they do, and you benefit from a man who's clear on this."Divorcés' straightforwardness can save you a lot of dating guesswork, adds clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula, Ph D."They may be more upfront about their limitations and strengths resulting in less game-playing and time wasted in relationships that won't work."6. Consummating a marriage gives divorced guys a leg up on pure bachelors in the bedroom.Creating a Strong Relationship Building a Relationship with His Kids Interacting with His Ex Community Q&A It's fairly common in the dating world to meet single parents.If you're interested in a divorced man with kids, you may be wondering how to navigate your relationship with the man as well as his kids.He’s a fantastic and committed single dad who has his 5-year-old son 50% of the time; he and his ex-divorced several years ago.She has struggled with addiction, thus making co-parenting a bit of a struggle at times. He’s truly wonderful; he’s kind, thoughtful, treats me with so much respect.