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Comment: Given that I am approaching middle age, I have noticed more and more women, in my dating pool, are divorced or separated.

In the past, I would never date women who were separated nor women who were recently divorced-i.e. However, I am rethinking my approach and would like comments from the readers of this blog and their experiences.

First, should one consider dating separated persons or is it an experience fraught with danger? Second,if one meets a divorced person how long does it take for them to get over their failed marriage and be open to a new relationship?

For background, here in Louisiana, a person must be seperated for 6 months before the law will grant a divorce while 1 year if there are minor children.

Dear Sara, We all make judgments based on our own experience.

You had too much going on during your divorce to possibly consider dating. This same script, I’m reminded, played out in the life of one of my favorite clients who fell in love with a separated man.

Therefore, you seem to think all men should feel the same way. But you are correct in proceeding with a sense of caution. Not because he listed himself as divorced but is really separated. He gave a lot to her during their time together, but, when it got right down to it, he really needed to sow his oats for awhile.

They have given many examples of relationships that began quickly after a separation/break-up, so I am beginning to wonder if I am selling myself short – being too rigid.

As a dating coach/expert, what do you think of the idea of dating someone who is still in the process of divorce?