While kids are dealing with the loss of a mother or father through divorce they will be reluctant to allow anyone else to occupy a significant place in their parent's life.
Youngsters, especially males, may become overly protective of mothers, making it nearly impossible for an interested man to get close enough to ask for a date.
Newly divorced single parents are more apt to exercise caution when bringing a new man or woman into the picture.
A new boyfriend or girlfriend complicates the healing process for minor children and teens.
Those who engage in a romantic relationship too soon after a breakup are only asking for trouble and forcing a new love interest to compete with an emotional bond that may still exist between former husbands and wives.