From a legal perspective, if you have children it is better to wait until your divorce is finalized before you begin dating again. Otherwise, you open yourself to potential allegations of poor judgment in regard to the children's best interests. If you date, be extremely discreet. Keep the person away from your kids, and avoid overnight stays at his or her home, until the divorce judgment is signed and sealed. Many preliminary court orders prohibit parties from exposing the children to people who are romantic interests. Care and common sense should also be exercised after your divorce, since your ex-spouse can bring legal action for a change in custody arrangements if anything in your dating behavior is seen as being detrimental to your kids.