We asked experts—and women who've dated (and even married!
"They have a more realistic picture of what it takes to have a successful relationship."This makes for a more grounded union, Dr. "When you get married a second time, your expectations are a lot lower." But that's a good thing because he's less likely to be disappointed.8. Divorced men have the gifts of hindsight and feedback, which make them more attentive partners in their next relationships, Sussman says."Well, ladies, guess who benefits from those lessons? If he has kids, he's more accepting of yours—or your childless status.On the one hand, Masini notes that these men won't amplify your ticking biological clock."If nothing else, they may have learned appropriate bedroom chivalry: Ladies first," says professional matchmaker and dating coach Karla Moore.These men "tend to be more patient, less self-centered and more inspired to please a woman." Dating expert Scott Carroll, MD, who's a formerly divorced, now married man, agrees.