If you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ll meet a lot of great men while dating in your 40s. But meeting the right man takes work, effort, and more than a little luck. Chances are that eventually, you’ll meet the man who wants to get married and have a long and lasting life with you. However, when you’re dating in your 40s, you’ll come across a number of men who just don’t meet your expectations on your way to finding the right one.

To help you navigate the dating scene while you search for Mr. Right, here are a few of the men you’ll meet while dating in your 40s:

The Divorced Man with Kids
This man has already been through it all but is still looking to get married quickly so he’ll have a mother figure, nannie, or housekeeper to help him with his kids. If he’s an awesome dad and you get along great with his children, it’s very easy to fall for the whole package too soon. This makes it difficult to focus on knowing whether your relationship with him has the right foundation for a healthy and loving future together. It’s easy to fall in love with the idea of an instant family and kids, but remember that you’re not just taking on one person; you’re taking on the whole crew. And sometimes that crew involves ex-wives, ex in-laws, and a whole host of shared friends and family members who will become part of your life too. This can be a wonderful thing, but it’s a serious commitment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Be sure you’re both marrying each other for the right reasons.

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