In addition, it is not clear how much of the gender gap in remarriage is due to opportunity (e.g., women may be less able to remarry) and how much is due to desire (women may be less keen to remarry).
Many women, especially widows, but also divorced women with children, don’t want a second go at marriage (Lampard 1999; Davidson 2001).
Previously-married women often associate marriage with increased care obligations and reduced freedom whereas men may miss the material and emotional care they received from their spouse—on average, men may be more emotionally dependency on their spouses which would make remarriage more desirable.
Indeed, it is the men with low levels of social support from friends who are most desirous of remarriage (Carr 2004).
He gradually started acting differently and as a result, you’re much more interested in him now than you were in the beginning.