Some of those who have used online dating websites are now officially “off the market.” Of the 16 million American adults who have ever used online dating websites, about one quarter (23%) are now married or living as married.
Still, the majority (45%) of those who have visited the sites have never been married.
What you have to keep in mind is that separated is still married until the divorce is finalised and that means that there’s likely to be emotional as well as legal ties.
It would be handy if we could avoid the vulnerability that comes with doing the due diligence and taking appropriate action where needed.
We may be imagining all sorts of problems that may or may not exist or we’re rationalising our own boundaries, values, and even prior experiences of being in one of these situations (so knowing that we may struggle with the emotional consequences) and are thinking along the lines of, ‘Well…
I’m of a certain age so I need to prepare myself for turning a blind eye to any code amber / red actions and indications because people in this age group tend to be recently broken up / separated / divorced‘. There’s no easy answer to the question of what the ‘right time’ is for dating a separated or recently divorced person.
If you and your spouse are still living in the same house for economic or family reasons, proving that you are really separated can be tricky.
Here is a checklist of what you should do if you and he are still living together but separate.
As long as they are available and not breaking laws or vows/commitments, I don’t care. I agree that Single, Separated but Single and Divorced are three totally different things. I’d want to know sooner than later, but I wouldn’t automatically assume he was being shady if he told me later. But if the guy comes clean and explains it in a way that doesn’t set off any buzzers, I’d be willing to give it a go. He answered the question about whether or not he wanted to have kids by checking off No.Online daters are more likely to be employed than non-daters, but they are not necessarily garnering huge salaries.Those earning lower incomes are slightly more likely to be online daters.Looking across age groups, the youngest cohort (18-29 years old) has the largest percentage of online daters within it, with 18% of all online adults in that age group visiting a dating site.However, 11% of online adults ages 30-49 have ventured to dating sites, while 6% of those ages 50-64 and a mere 3% of those aged 65 and older have tried dating sites.