Start Dating after becoming widow

Dating after becoming widow

A study conducted in 1996 found that, by 25 months after a spouse's death, 61% of widowers (men) were either remarried or in a new romance compared to just 19% of widows (women), but this is by no means a case of 'one size fits all'.

Sometimes feelings revolve round sad or even horrible images of the last days or weeks of a partner's life.

And the surviving spouse may well feel that he or she was not always patient or very loving when the other person was dying.

All of these emotions are quite normal to have, but that does not make them easy to deal with.

And I certainly never imagined having to ever date again.

We had been working on a project together, and when it was all done, we'd exchanged some congratulatory e-mails.

In a fit of bravado, I became a little flirtatious in one of my notes.

In short, grant yourself the freedom to gravitate to a whole new kind of person. Visit a salon or barbershop and ask how you could best update your hairstyle. Everyone’s circle of close friends is necessarily limited, however, so mention your quest even to those you don’t know well.