If the marriage was found to be null (not valid at the time she entered into it), then she would be free to marry.I guess a final case would be if the woman was not Catholic, or was not Christian. I noticed some profiles are divorced yet they say they can marry in the church. Also, should I date a divorced woman if they are not seeking or they don’t have an annulment? Signed, Wondering Dear Michele, Why is such site as Catholic Singles allowing people who are currently separated to look for a dates? Dear Wondering and What’s Up, Many Catholics are just as confused about the Church’s teaching on marriage and divorce as non-Catholics.You would think that people would wait for ink is dry on their divorce paper before they start looking for new relationship! One reason is that we sometimes get our information from sources that don’t understand the process.
The woman would not be considered a widow, because they were not married at the time.
If you would like to marry within the Church, and be able to receive Sacraments together, then be very clear and upfront with both your date and yourself.
Be authentic about what you are and are not willing to sacrifice in order to be in a relationship.
With that said, there are many reasons people may choose not to pursue an annulment.
I would suggest deeply searching your heart for what you are wanting from a future relationship.
I know just what would make you happy….would you want me to tell you?