Survey by dating site aimed at over 45s shows that divorcees look for a new partner who has also been previously married. After years away from the dating scene, divorcees can often wonder how to get back into the game. But they need not worry, as the results of a new survey by LoveAgain.com show that their relationship status is actually highly sought after by the opposite sex!
Of the 2,000 people surveyed, an overwhelming 99% of women, and 79% of men said that after divorce they look for a new partner who has also been previously married. This shows that both sexes appreciate dates who have shown commitment to a long-term relationship in the past, compared to those who have never married.
When it comes to picking qualities in their new partner, the majority of women – 51% – said that they’d like to meet a man with similar looks to their ex. But 81% of men disagree and would prefer a woman who didn’t resemble their ex. But with a perspective partner’s personality, men and women are on the same page. Both sexes want their new partner to have a different personality from their ex. Perhaps most have wised up to the fact that clashes in personality are the main reason for the split in the first place. 88% of men and 86% of women say they look for a new partner with a different personality to their ex.
Personality and looks aside, dating a friend of your ex is usually thought to be taboo. But this doesn’t seem to bother most women as 71% said they’d be happy to date their ex’s pal. Men were less accepting though, 58% said they wouldn’t go there. It comes as no surprise then that more women than men compare their dates to their ex. While a huge 77% of men said they don’t measure up their new partner to their old, almost half of women admit they compare the two (hopefully not because they’re dating their ex’s friend!).
Another hurdle with dating after divorce is whether to introduce your new partner to your ex. The majority of women surveyed (71%) said they’d be happy to acquaint the two. But men disagreed, 62% said they’d never introduce their new love to their ex-partner.
LoveAgain.com’s survey found that the main thing that men and women disagreed on was when to start dating after a break up. Men are well known for moving on quickly, and it seems that after divorce it’s no exception. While the majority of women (44%) said they’d wait at least a year before starting a new relationship, 40% of men would wait a few months, with a surprising 27% saying they’d move on within a couple of weeks.