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You have legitimate deal breakers. That's what it is. Single parents have it very rough in the dating field and legitimately so. I have talked to a crapload of single moms and their situations make me run for the hills. Most of them still keep in touch with their exes and fight all the time. That's the most common situation and I'd have to sit and listen to their custody battles and how far they were going to mess the other one up in court. Plus single parents have a ridiculously hard time living on their own. They're either really poor or like most people, stuck living with their parents. Don't even get me started on the alcoholic single parents.
Divorced is another tricky one. Sometimes it's smooth, other times you could be meeting someone who is stuck in the paperwork phase and is fighting over possessions, who has the kids, and so on.
Basically you're stuck in the same boat a lot of people are in. People who have pasts with irreplaceable scars or they're still hung up on a past loved one.
Sad news is, it gets more common as you get older.
Good news is, all you gotta do is meet one good guy and you don't have to meet the ridiculous amount of trash out there.