People going through divorces might be technically available, but their emotional availability is a whole other question. Considering it takes a while to move on from a marriage, I would have serious concerns about dating someone in the middle of that. Then again, as my friend pointed out, the whole legal process could take a long time, and what harm could come from getting to know someone?
What would you do if you hit it off with someone who was permanently separated but still technically married? Would factors like who left whom, whether there are kids involved, or how long the marriage lasted impact your decision about whether to give the person a shot?