Dating a man who is separated from his wife
If you know you're moving out of the area in 6 months and want to have some casual fun, then fine. While the warnings from DCUM are valid, you should use them to inform your decision, not instead of making your own decision. He'd been separated almost three years, had separation agreement, and child custody and support agreements in place, filed tax returns separately for two years. I was seperated with divorce papers filed when I met my now DH. OP, he could be the greatest guy out there, but a mature person needs time to heal, learn what went wrong, including their part, and figure out who they are. Even between two amicable parties, divorce is gut wrenching.
I dated someone separated and that didn't work out. This guy got divorced while we were dating, but he had a lot of issues.
Know that there is a bit of risk involved -- but isn't there always. After it reached the point where I gave her an ultimatum and we agreed to divorce, she moved out and away.
Most men who divorce enter another serious relationship within six months. If you're just dating and not looking for any commitment any time in the near future, then fine. I started dating while I was separated because I was emotionally comfortable with myself and what had happened, and I knew that I wanted to be in a relationship and wanted to have children.
He did have an issue with it, however for some bizzare reason my papers kept getting lost or misplaced in the courthouse, my lawyer had to re-file twice, no lie.
My divorce did end up going through about 10 months after we started dating.