Dating a divorced woman with two kids
Dear Roe I’m a 38-year-old woman who has been single for three years after my divorce.
I’ve recently started using online dating sites and am trying to meet someone and hopefully start a new relationship. The men my age who seem interested are very few and far between, but I’m getting a lot of attention and responses from men in their 20s.
But sometimes, it’s just because they prefer younger women.
We live in a society that worships at the altar of youth – particularly when it comes to women.
To avoid those who are just looking for sex, set boundaries and stick to them.
Don’t put up with overly sexual overtures that feel premature or objectifying, and observe how the men you’re talking to react when you do put up boundaries – are they respectful or do their push their own desires?
But I’d at least like to know why she got married for the second time without knowing him enough (as the post suggests). Divorce 1 - Married first time for 7 years and he cheated on me during my pregnancy and I finally found out when our daughter was 1 1/2. That was with numerous conversations with him about feeling like a room mate. How much he loved me and he was just tired...admitted he took me for granted.
This may be because they’re looking to have children and assume that this would be harder with an older woman.I don’t really know what to make of this, and am a bit wary that these younger men are just out for sex, rather than a relationship.First, well done on getting back out there; readjusting from such a huge life-shifting event such as a divorce is hard and strange, and I’m glad you know that you deserve to find another great relationship.Because while there will be bad dates and dull spells, dating is ultimately about optimism, about hope, about embracing possibilities.Be aware of social attitudes, know what you want, feel the fear – and do it anyway.