Don’t make the mistake of thinking you know her baggage or what she’s looking for.
Infidelity or betrayal is a common factor in divorce or the ending of a relationship. If a man, even a good man, is contemplating dating a woman who divorced under those circumstances, he may be harboring some unfounded beliefs about these women, such as…
1. She’s Bitter
She might be, after all she was betrayed, OR she might be grateful to be on the other side of the divorce and happy to be free.
2. She Hates Men
Well, she WAS married so she obviously liked men enough to do that. They say past performance predicts future behavior, if she was once happy in a relationship, she probably will be again.
3. She Just Wants Someone to Take Care of Her
Why assume that HE took care of Her? Maybe it was the other way around. Be open to the fact that she is doing just fine taking care of herself and maybe more than content with that. She‘s not looking for someone to save her; she saved herself. She might be looking for someone to enjoy life with and you could be that guy.
4. She’s on a Manhunt
There are some women out there who do not feel complete unless they are with a man. But there are also women who like being on their own, making their own decisions and choices. For these women there is no space to be filled. There is simply a woman open to sharing some time with a man. Sometimes a date is just a date.
5. She’ll Compare Me to her Ex
You can only come out a winner here. If he betrayed her and it ended in divorce, he was no prize. A sweet, thoughtful guy might be really appreciated. Again, you could be that guy!
You might be the good man she is looking for and she might be the good woman you are seeking. You might find a friend, a lover, or maybe simply someone you want to get to know better.