Sometimes there are amicable divorces; sometimes there are epic divorces that last years and years with lots of “collateral damage.” But if you’re dating recreationally and not considering him as a long-term partner, then these questions might not matter as much, since you’re not concerned with long-term compatibility.
But if you are considering him as possible life-partner, it’s good to know what you’re getting into, so you can decide, very consciously, whether you want to wade into deeper levels of commitment with him.
Most experts agree that a recent divorce is one that happened within the last year or two.
Divorces, like men, come in all shapes, sizes, and situations.
Harrison Ford being an exception for me as well though, I have to say.