Since my annulment, I have been wary of telling men that I am 24 and have already been married. Unless, of course, my objective is to get them to jump out of the restaurant’s bathroom window and immediately move to Cuba.
Admittedly, if you are a young, strapping fellow searching for his fairytale princess, dating a young divorcée may not be the sugar-coated love story you’ve been looking for. But hey, it can come with a whole lot more sex.
Keep in mind that individual variation may occur, and you can throw this entire list in the trash if she has kids, because that’s a totally different ball game. But from my chats with other young divorcées and women who just got out of serious relationships, I have found that for better or worse, we share a few common traits.
1. The Hormones
The young divorcée is a curious specimen, indeed. She has usually been in a serious relationship with one man for most of her adult life. As is the case with me, this man may have been her very first boyfriend and sexual partner. During the lovey-dovey time of newlywed bliss, this young lady has shamed herself into suppressing her natural curiosity about what itwould be like with someone else.
After a breakup or divorce, she must properly mourn the loss of her partner. Then, she must spend some quality time with her Netflix account and local Chinese take-out joint, until she can go into public without crying into her beer.
Once this phase is complete, she will be fully prepared to down an extra drink at the bar and jump on any man who looks mildly attractive in dim lighting, and is willing to tolerate her flailing limbs and vodka breath. You may judge her for this, but give her a break, people. She may be sleeping with men at an accelerated rate, but she still hasn’t caught up with most women her age.
So in relation to dating this young divorcée, the hormones have two sides. On one hand, you may be dating a woman whose mood swings will convince you that she’s gone menopausal at the age of twenty-four. On the other hand, you’ll also have a woman who suggests you do it in the elevator. Twice.
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