Still, there are some things to be wary of, and just like everything else in life, timing is everything; it can play a larger factor when dating someone going through a divorce; even a couple of months can make all the difference in the world. In any relationship, you can't force someone to be ready for something when they're not, as frustrating as that is. But even they have some traits you should go ahead and just expect. There's a difference between being hurt and not ready to move on.
It's possible you don't meet them for a while for this reason, because even your new significant other knows they will pepper you with questions like you're on a second interview.
For me, this was because of the dog my ex and his ex-wife used to share.
Every other week, they would hand-off the dog like it was a small child, during which she and I would make polite but totally forced small talk in the apartment they once shared together. If there are actual kids involved in this former union, well that's an entire — and far more complex —story.
One of the best things about dating someone who is divorced, is there are far less games. Overall, you won't ever be guessing how this person feels or where you stand, because this will almost always be forthcoming information.
It may not matter if your relationship with a new partner is not sexual.
The implication that it could be might affect your divorce proceedings. If you begin dating before your divorce is final, you are technically committing adultery.
If your spouse brings your activities to the attention of a judge, it may work against you in a dispute.
You may end up seeing your children less post-divorce because of your actions, if your spouse receives primary custody.
Odds are this person knows exactly what he or she is looking for in a relationship, and will be very honest about it. Remember: They don't want to waste their time either.