"Divorced men may be done having kids after one marriage," so if you don't want any, he won't push the issue unlike some single, childless men, she says.
On the other hand, Lewis says that divorced men tend to be more open to moms. Carroll says, divorced men are more established professionally and may make more money than single guys who've never been married.
"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.Tessina says, noting that she andher husband had both gone through splits when they married 32 years ago."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.8. Divorced men have the gifts of hindsight and feedback, which make them more attentive partners in their next relationships, Sussman says.Lewis addsthat she has actually seen this in her own dating experiences.
"I have dated divorced men who've admitted they wish they had been more romantic, listened more, brought their wives flowers more often or had been more complimentary to their women," she says. He's "house-broken." Already having been married, divorced men come "trained," as Lewis puts it."They seem to naturally offer to do things that a lot of never-been-married don't think to do for another person," taking her car for an oil change to bringing her breakfast in bed. Carroll adds, in addition to being less attentive, men who have never been married typically need time to learn basic things like putting the seat down to letting their partners cry it out without trying to fix the issue.10.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.Old guys aren't my thing, but every time I ask my 30-something boyfriend to talk seriously about our future or shuffle through his apartment that has empty pizza boxes stacked on the dining room table, I can see the advantages of having had someone else remove the training wheels. It's exhausting."Megan can actually date her attraction to silver foxes back to childhood and a certain ex-President from the late 1980s/early 1990s: "I think this is all George H. In middle school we had an assignment to write a letter to a famous person. The rest of my sixth grade class felt this way about Donnie Wahlberg.Megan dates older men because, as she says, they are men."It's not for everyone but I prefer to be with a man that has already conquered his world and wants to enjoy the rest of his life," she told me. Donnie seemed like a loose cannon, much too unpredictable."Many men have openly shared with me that they'd love to 'make a marriage right this time.'" Andrea, 47, who met her husband on Christian Mingle.com, experienced this phenomenon first-hand.