If you each have children at different stages -- for example, your kids are in elementary school and his are in college -- anticipate some potential problems if you're hoping for a long-term relationship.

While you may have help that frees you up for the occasional vacation, dating with kids at different ages and stages can pose logistical and financial challenges, much like age-stage differences in the couple itself.

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Be willing to move at a slower pace with him, even encourage it.

You don’t want him rushing something with you to make up for what he's just lost. If it’s going to work between you, build a solid foundation before getting too deep.

In case you're wondering, one divorced dad swept me off my feet (then dropped me over a ledge).

Another captured my heart (and still holds it, most tenderly).

He will tell you what he wants you to know about him/her, and may leave out particular details until he's feeling more comfortable discussing them.

Remember, your man is trying to move ON from this person, so constantly reminding him of his ex isn’t a good idea.

It’s natural to be curious about your partner’s past, but now is no time to go digging for details.

Avoid asking questions about his ex or stalking the two of them on social media.

It might seem like she is always at the forefront of his mind, but try to look at the bigger picture and consider the situation at hand.

Also, try to avoid overindulging in conversations about his ex or the divorce; you don’t want your man to mistake you for a therapist.

All I can say is this: Listen to your gut, listen to your gut, listen to your gut -- no matter what others think and how good things seem on the surface.