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No matter which approach you prefer, when trying out widower or widow dating it is vital to take the time to work out just what it is you want from a new potential partner.
Your next step is to find a dating platform that can truly cater for your needs and help you meet others on the same wavelength.
Furthermore, many of our members are aged 50+, meaning that we have a number of users who are looking for a second chance at love. we can help you find like-minded, friendly company on our site.
A key challenge when dating again is idealising our deceased partner and the relationship we had with them.
Of course, no matter how close our partner came to being ‘ideal’, we all know that no one really can be.
For many widowers and widows, dating after a loss requires support and the empathetic company of people who understand the situation. We prioritize compatibility: matching personalities, locations and, crucially, life experiences.
It's important to remember, though, that moving on is not about ‘replacing’ or ‘forgetting’ about your loved one – it's about allowing yourself room for both treasured memories and new happiness.
This can mean different things for different people: some may want to get remarried, while others might want to start with friendship and go from there.
As the relationship ended because of a death, we can feel that it would never have otherwise ended.
In that sense, it can hold an ‘eternal’ quality in our hearts and minds, with our dead partner being elevated to the position of a ‘martyr’.
Moving on from losing a partner is one of the hardest things a person can deal with.
As psychotherapist Hilda Burke explains, everyone's experience is different and there are no hard rules about when to move on.