Whether you are based in the busy environs of New York, the vast deserts of Texas or the golden sands of California, is here to help you connect with other widows or widowers living in your local area.
For those seeking to meet somebody new after the loss of a spouse, it can often seem hard to know where to begin.
Take things slow, have personal boundaries, realize that grief is an individual process, and prepare for the cold shoulder from friends and family.
Relationships with widowers can be tempestuous, but if he is truly ready for a new relationship, you may find that the widower can be the partner that you need -- and more.
And when it’s gone, he’s left with the kids (maybe) and his job (maybe). So if he knows what he wants and is ready for love again, he takes his search for a new partner seriously – and that’s the gem of dating a widower. But, as with all of those other big life experiences, being widowed isn’t the end of the story. Together they are traveling the world and running marathons. And it’s not like she had to ‘make him’ do it – he loved adding that to his life! Some have remained in great relationships with them (like Karen above).
Look, here’s my best advice: know your must have’s, and go into every date looking for at least one thing that is RIGHT about him. It is true that some think they are ready but not (just like after a breakup, right? Don’t assume any specific number of months or years is required until he’s ready. In fact just writing that makes me feel like throwing up.
With its great diversity and mix of people, the US is home to a wide variety of individuals and at it is our number one goal to help you find that special someone who will understand what you’ve been through and with whom you can begin a new journey.
Being with someone whose first wife has died – a wife he loved very much – has the potential for a difficult subsequent relationship: a past love that can never be matched (not that it should be a competition), a woman who doesn’t grow old, rosy-hued memories that will only ever gain lustre, worries about comparisons that can’t be checked face to face.
Widowed men are prone to jumping into new relationships too quickly, says widower Abel Keogh, in the first chapter of his book "Dating a Widower." Widowers may be seeking companionship, sex or a feeling of normalcy after the death of a spouse -- and will be less discriminating in who they choose to spend time with.
Keogh recommends taking things slow with a widower, especially during the first few months of a relationship.
Established in 2004, is the longest running dating website in the US that specialises exclusively for widows and widowers.
With partner sites in the UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa, has been dedicated for over a decade in delivering a service that ensures a premium widow dating experience.