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Dating the newly divorced man

Well, that is because he wants to be with someone and then something reminds him of what a relationship brings. So this guy may have honestly thought he WAS ready to move on... After divorce, many people are desperate for comfort, for having that cozy couple-y feeling again and to not let the divorce side-track their life.

After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. Most have so many other things (emotionally/mentally) they need to deal with first. The very last thing on my mind was a relationship with any kind of substance.

When a newly divorced guy starts out strong and then all of a sudden stops. It's not gender-specific - happens all the time with both men and women. The trouble with people who are rebounding, is that they can't see their actions and feelings for what they are--they're too close to the situation to understand it clearly.

The thing of it is, I don't think it's a good idea to have a false relationship, or to pretend that things are okay when they're not.

You guys were dating in a normalish fashion and then he freaked out and backed way off.

Tell him that if/when he's spent some time processing and is ready to date seriously again, he can give you a call.

Eventually what you have right now will just fizzle.

I would tell him nicely that you really like him, understand he's not ready, and that you're looking for something that can eventually grow to be serious.

Common sense says that this guy is NOT ready to date, not yet.

Continuing to date, just dating less doesn't make much sense to me because I don't think it addresses the issue.

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Some forums can only be seen by registered members. I dated a newly divorced guy and it was a disaster from the get-go. From a first-hand perspective - when I was newly divorced, all I cared about was having fun and enjoying my new-found freedom.