While dating during the pendency of a divorce action is not prohibited, extreme caution and discretion should be used, especially in cases where the parties have young children. Going through a divorce can be extremely emotional for individuals, and the risk of agitating an already difficult situation will likely be much higher if one spouse chooses to openly date. The non-dating spouse may not take too kindly to finding out their partner has begun dating again, which may lead to serious delays in negotiations and resolution to the divorce.