"If nothing else, they may have learned appropriate bedroom chivalry: Ladies first," says professional matchmaker and dating coach Karla Moore.These men "tend to be more patient, less self-centered and more inspired to please a woman." Dating expert Scott Carroll, MD, who's a formerly divorced, now married man, agrees.When they took their wedding vows they believed their commitment would last a lifetime.
"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.
"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.
"Our previous marriages and subsequent divorces taught us what's important to fight for and how not to sweat the small stuff," she says.5. "Many marriages fail because men didn't realize that they wanted a woman with certain traits the first time around," says relationship expert April Masini,author of "Now they do, and you benefit from a man who's clear on this."Divorcés' straightforwardness can save you a lot of dating guesswork, adds clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula, Ph D."They may be more upfront about their limitations and strengths resulting in less game-playing and time wasted in relationships that won't work."6. Consummating a marriage gives divorced guys a leg up on pure bachelors in the bedroom.Some divorcees may feel bitter or resentful, especially if it wasn’t their decision to end the marriage, and the wounds of divorce can take a long time to heal.While a divorcee may be ready to enter into another relationship, it can sometimes take much longer for them to feel ready to be married again, if ever. The best way to approach a relationship with a divorcee is to let things develop organically and avoid mentioning marriage until your relationship has built a really strong foundation.There may be legal issues involving money and properly that could take years to resolve.Developing new relationships can be a challenge when divorce proceedings bring up both emotional issues and more practical considerations.We asked experts—and women who've dated (and even married!