How soon is "too soon" to start dating after being widowed?


How soon is "too soon" to start dating after being widowed?

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    July 12, 2014 at 10:45 pm #57333
    How soon is "too soon" to start dating after being widowed?

    I feel like I can answer other people’s questions, but not my own. I was widowed 2 months ago when my husband of 37 years passed away from cancer. I loved him very much. At the same time I miss being in love. It’s an awesome thing.

    I having been checking out the online dating sites – out of curiosity I put up a profile and waited to see what would happen.

    I have had men express interest in me and suggest a meeting. Like over coffee. This excites me and scares me to death at the same time. I am almost 60 and haven’t “dated” in almost 40 years!

    Part of me is open to the new experience and getting to know someone and part of me is feeling nervous and somewhat guilty.

    I don’t want to talk to anyone I know about it just yet, as I am kind of embarrassed to admit that I have been looking…

    So, what do you think?

    July 17, 2014 at 11:05 am #57651

    I think you should just go for it. Everyone deserves happiness. You shouldn’t be any embarrassed at all.

    July 17, 2014 at 10:36 pm #57714

    go for it

    July 17, 2014 at 11:13 pm #57719

    No doubt. If you think you are interested in the person, go for it!

    July 18, 2014 at 1:50 am #57721

    If you are questioning if you are ready yet, it probably means that you aren’t. Be social, join a club or take a class and see how you feel after. In time you will feel more confidant in answering your own question and will know you truly are ready.

    July 19, 2014 at 11:28 am #57820

    I’m sure he’d want you to be happy. Once you’re ready to start dating, go for it.

    July 20, 2014 at 9:39 pm #57841

    It varies for everyone, and maybe dating won’t mean immediate happiness. My advice is to be just plain careful with your own emotions in this situation.