Ask a Widow out on a Date?

What can you ask a widow that won’t make you uncomfortable?  Do you have what it takes to ?

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 age. For both widow and widowers, dating after losing a spouse can be tough.

When is it too soon to date ? Will the grown kids accept you? What is it like to date after not dating for thirty years?
She answers questions that most won’t ask: Do you wear your rings? Do you ever call your new partner by your deceased partners name.


“I’m retired and alone and want to date – but in the words of Monty Python, I’n not dead yet!”
Go Ahead, Ask a Widow out on a Date!


Enjoy this great article by Emily Clark.


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