They know who they are and why their marriage failed and are looking for pure companionship.
They probably won’t be in “awe” of you and hang on your every word.
Reasons include insecurities that come both with past relationship experiences and aging.
Getting naked with someone new isn't taken as lightly as it might have been when we were young and untainted. Ask anyone over the age of 40 and divorced with kids why they are dating, and he or she will probably answer "companionship," "friendship," "fun" or "something to do." That's why I think it's funny that I can't count the number of divorced men and women who say they unexpectedly met "the one" and that they felt the same intense excitement and passion (maybe even a stronger connection) than they had in the past.
Are those feelings really that different from the ones you experienced when your high school boyfriend Tommy Brown handed you a note in social studies that said you were the prettiest girl in eighth grade?