I call it MARRIED (and it is) however there are extenuating circumstances.
Somebody who separated with his wife on December 26th and gets on Match.com December 29th is separated.
To be SEPARATED requires time and distance. Occasionally a restraining order.
I dated a guy once.
We’ll call him Luke, though we could just as easily call him Asshat or Buttwipe.
Luke separated from his wife after the holidays as well.
6 months later he and I were dating.
Fast forward one year and I’m having a miscarriage all by myself followed swiftly by him leaving me for another woman who he married.
Now you know why I could nickname him Asshat or Buttwipe.
He was NO PRIZE BULL.
But enough of the name calling.
Luke was SEPARATED.
He was capable of being in a relationship with another human being (after 6 months of fucking off – “Fuck” being the operative word).
Luke is the exception to the rule.
But overall, my experience with MARRIED aka separated men has not been good.
Pardon my French, but they’d all take a FLYING FUCK at a rolling donut if it meant they could add another notch in their bedpost.
So yes, barring some extreme explanation on their profile as to why they are separated and not yet divorced, I WILL AVOID ANY AND ALL separated MEN.
My theory is it takes about 2 years for a guy to become emotionally “available” after a separation anyways.
So, take everything with a grain of salt, but it is unlikely you will see the DRAMA of me in a relationship with a married/separated man play out on unblunder.
I’ve got much better options to squander my time with.