Advice dating someone separated

I’m not looking to rush back into a marriage, but I’m looking to date with an intent on finding a relationship.

It’s what feels right for me and I feel ready for it.

We went to counseling for many months prior to the separation and it didn’t work.

My ex-wife and I were physically separated for almost 10 months, mentally separated longer than that.

My divorce is amicable and I maintain a good relationship with my ex.

There’s no love there though, we’ve clearly moved on. I have my stuff together…own my own place, pursuing an MBA, good job, do the best for my kids, and I’m in a good place right now.

And because of the dead-end of getting involved with such a man, these women issue the blanket decree: “I will NEVER date that kind of man again.” This is a classic example of how the stereotype may be perfectly valid, but you can’t judge EVERY single person by the stereotype. Absolutely – especially if she just kicked you out of the house two weeks ago for cheating, you’re living on your friend’s couch, and you hope to reconcile.

Hell, you’re even a risk if you’re just out of a divorce and want to “play the field”.