There are many men and women who have a rule when it comes to dating someone who is separated but not divorced yet: they won't do it.
Each person has to decide what is right for him or her, but I have an opinion on this subject.
I have a friend who has been dating a guy for a year and they are in love.
The guy has been legally divorced for seven years and his ex wife was living with someone for the past two. My opinion is that for most people, by the time their divorce is final, they've been checked out for so long, that the only thing you feel is relief, finality and perhaps a little sadness, which lasts for about a day and a half.
Then again, with the housing market and job market the way they have been, there are so many couples who can't afford two places, so even though the relationship is clearly over, they stay in the same house and lead separate lives. This is the worst reason NOT to date someone who isn't officially divorced yet. Because ANY COUPLE can get back together at any time.
Having a piece of paper that says you are divorced doesn't prevent a reconciliation.
With the economy the way it has been, I think divorces are taking longer because people don't want to sell their houses and/or spend money on attorneys.The ex wife and the guy broke up, and now the ex wife is trying to get back together with my friend's boyfriend -- after seven years of having a divorce decree! In closing, if you are dating someone who isn't divorced yet, here's my advice.This is where I'd have to recommend NOT dating someone who isn't divorced yet.If the couple is still in the same house, I think I'd have a problem with that.I personally think that one person who isn't divorced yet is very different from another person who isn't divorced yet. So, don't be so quick to decline a date with someone who isn't divorced yet!
You could be jumping to judgment too quickly and passing up someone who you really could have connected with.1.