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In this day and age where divorce rates are high, it’s still curious why being divorced still catches flack. Consider dating a divorced man if you’re looking for someone eligible.

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Four years ago, a new match from Bumble sent me the following text: “I have something to tell you.” For me, this has never been a good thing. Since then, recently divorced men with kids have been pretty much the only men I date. ” When my friends’ teasing made me a little self-conscious, I tried to expand my dating pool.

What was it going to be this time — that he “wasn’t exactly” single? To my surprise, what followed was a huge block of text containing the phrases “I have two young children” and “they are my world” and “no time for a real relationship” and “my divorce was finalized last year.” It ended with, “This is usually where the conversation ends, so if you don’t want to meet up, it’s okay. What should we have on Thursday — arepas or Korean barbecue? It is now a running joke among my friends, who will tag me in photos on Instagram of men wearing T-shirts that say “Zaddy” or text me things like “Saw a dad wearing a Baby Bjorn and jean shorts at work today. But all it took was another dude holding a toddler in his Tinder profile pic and no trace of the words “not my kid” in his bio, and I came crawling back.

He may also be having a difficult time adjusting to a new relationship after a failed marriage.

Therefore, do your best to be level-headed, kind, and considerate of what he may be going through.

[Read: 9 easy things you can do to get his mom to adore you] #10 You may feel judged by his kids. Having kids of his own already, do you think he’s ready/wants more kids with you? [Read: 50 relationship questions to test your compatibility] #13 He may be traumatized. Perhaps his ex-wife has an addiction or mental disease *well, some guys would say their ex-wives are crazy*, or the whole marriage has been disastrous.

Either way, no one comes out of a marriage unscathed.

Besides, he’s trying to move on from the relationship.

Stop reminding him of his ex by making him rehash the old times. If he shared responsibilities with his ex like children or pet, be prepared to cross paths with the ex sooner or later.

Discretion doesn’t just come mean hidden from public. Simply don’t advertise your relationship on social media just yet, especially if the divorce proceedings started.

Unless you want to be portrayed as the home-wrecker.

Some even cringe at the idea of dating a divorced man. Think about these things first and make sure you know what you are getting when dating a divorced man. Before even thinking about dating a divorced man, first know where the divorce really stands. [Read: 10 signs a past relationship is holding you from a better future] #2 You may have to be discreet for a while.

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