Why or why not?
Are you divorced?
Has anyone been involved romantically with a divorced person?
Would the answer change depending on whether the person had kids or not?
My boyfriend is upper mid 30s and I'm a graduate student in my 20s. I met him on a dating app he was one of the only guys who seemed to genuinely want a relationship and not a hookup. Plus I liked his personality and he was cute and we hit it off so even though he was a bit older than I wanted I decided to chance it.
On the app it doesn't ask for relationship status. I knew he was single now but I just assumed he was a bachelor.
After a few dates he told me he was divorced a few years ago but doesn't have kids. At first I was shocked and a little freaked out because I haven't even been in relationships over a year let alone married.
But he is genuinely a good guy with a good character and treats me well and since there's no kids his ex isn't in his life and there's no complications or things tying him down... and he still wants his own family and would remarry. So I decided it's ok.
People also told me at his age I shouldn't be surprised he was married before. I just wasn't expecting it.
Most Helpful Guy
Sure. Nothing wrong with a divorced person. Except that they maybe might be more careful about getting married again in the future. Nothing wrong with that either.
Most Helpful Girl
I have never dated someone who was divorced but I wouldn't be against it. It just so happens that life doesn't always go as planned and I would not hold that against the potential partner. I would be curious, however, on the reasoning behind it - did it simply not work, infidelity, any abusive behavior or etc? That would be the decision maker for me but unfortunately it is not appropriate to ask that up front without getting to know the person. & as far as children are concerned - nowadays every one is popping out babies with out a concern so I have given up on making children a deal breaker... Unfortunately, there will be a generation where the majority of children are from broken homes as the whole 16&pregnant kick continues (not bashing young mothers, I respect you for following through on your pregnancy and being a mom).