Dating after the death of a spouse
In other words, no matter the age, people need people.
How long does a widow/widower typically wait to start dating again? I was lonely for several years before my husband died.
Now you’re in a different stage, with a redrawn horizon.
Perhaps you’re ready to see the world and want to find someone who shares your wanderlust. The simplest is to ask friends if they know someone you’d enjoy meeting. Most people probably won’t think of suggesting this on their own (and if they do, they may hold back for fear of offending you).
“Mort had been a hunter and had promised to teach me how to shoot,“ she says, “but we never got around to it.” When a shooting range, started by two former SEALS, opened near her home, Mary decided to learn what she had missed with husband.
“I met so many wonderful people at target practice,“ she says, “and I even started entering competitions around the country with many of the people I met locally.” Now, four years after losing her husband, Mary’s confidence and sense of empowerment has grown, as has her social life.
“I met a man on Seniors Meet and we have been together for a while now,“ she says.