What’s it like to date again after you are widowed? Awkward. Super awkward. Like many widows out there, I was out of the dating game for a long, long time. And, to be frank, I had zero interest in ever being in it again. I met my late husband, Craig, when I was just 15. We’d been together our entire lives. I bypassed the entire “dating” phase of life and essentially went straight from high school to married so learning to cope with members of the opposite sex in a dating situation was beyond my comprehension at first. I fumbled, made some mistakes, and, yes, had some fun too. In the end, it took some time and some sexy new bras to get me enjoying it instead of dreading it. Don’t you think it’s kind of soon to start dating?
I love the clear up front attitude that Emily Clark shares in this upfront article about dating after losing a spouse after #retirement age. For both widow and widowers, dating after losing a spouse can be tough.