Huffington Post Divorce warns its readers that dating after divorce tends to be a letdown in The 11 Worst Pick Up Lines Divorcés Have Ever Heard:
Thinking of jumping back into the dating scene? Prepare yourself for some godawful pickup lines. (For some reason, the older you get, the worse the lines become.)
All of them are brutal reminders (in one way or another) that the divorced woman’s status in the dating world has dropped, but some are more brutal than others.
’I only date divorcées — you’re all so grateful.’
Ouch. This guy wasn’t alone in seeing divorcées as desperate/easy:
…my estranged husbands’ friends offering their support in private: ‘Hey, if you ever need to talk…’
Several others communicated that they see divorced women as good for sex, but not for anything serious:
I guess now that you’ve crossed marriage off of your bucket list you can just relax and let a guy show you a good time?
Are you still married? If you are, we can still keep it on the down-low.
Even worse was the man who didn’t even take the divorcée seriously for sex:
…a guy on Tinder who started the conversation with, ‘You have a nice head’ then he followed with ‘we should get drinks.’ I ran into him on another date and he saw me and said, ‘Hey! We matched on Tinder! You’re the wellness blogger with a nice head!’ Then he actually patted me on the head.
The article does include one “bad line” received by a man after divorce. Actually it wasn’t a bad line at all, but a case of the divorced man not expecting an attractive woman to proposition him for no strings sex:
A lovely women I knew walked into a bar I was at. We chatted for a bit and when I told her I was recently divorced, she slid off her stool, came over and gave me a very sensual hug. She looked me in the eyes and said, ‘What you need is a pure and simple rebound. A woman to just take you home and press her body into yours and ask for nothing but pure physical love.’ I don’t think that’s a bad pickup line but back then, as a freshly divorced man, I didn’t get it. I looked deep in her eyes and said, ‘You’re right — I wonder how I am going to meet someone like that?’ She waited for a few moments to see if I was joking. When she saw I wasn’t and truly had no clue, she gently extracted herself from the mess I was. It was only two days later that I realized what she was suggesting.