It was hard to know what “the norm” was, or what was considered appropriate by society. I finally realized that I had only myself to judge what felt right, so really the question was: “Am I ready? I knew I was interested in experiencing intimacy again with another person. Most single people in their thirties and forties tend to be divorced or have never been married.
” This was also a very difficult question to answer. Do you feel that, as a widow, your dating issues are different than others within your age range? Well, I was unlike most divorced people in that I had no animosity towards my husband. I knew what that felt like, how it worked and that I wasn’t willing to settle for anything less than a good relationship, which I was only able to describe as the feeling of “being home.” There had to be some sort of recognition within the other person, similar values and shared outlook on life.
No one else can tell you what you are feeling, so only by being in touch with your own emotions can you know if you’re ready.
With it’s 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.
is the longest running dating website in the US that specialises exclusively for widows and widowers.
From its beginning in 2004, and with partner sites in the UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa, has been dedicated to delivering a service that ensures a premium dating experience.
And then there’s the reactions of other people to deal with – not least your in laws and your own children, if you’re a parent.
So the best advice is to proceed with caution and to make sure you’re ready before you take the plunge.