Thinking about dating after the death of a loved one can be a mixed bag of emotions and it’s only natural to have feelings of betrayal and guilt, not to mention the worry of what your family might think. So if you’ve lost a partner and you’re thinking about dating again here are a few tips to help you along the way;
How long should I wait before I start dating?
No one can place a time on when you will feel ready to start dating again – only you can know; it may be months or it may be years. No matter how long you choose to wait, don’t let others pressure you in to doing anything you’re not ready for and likewise, don’t let anyone judge you for moving on.
Why do I feel guilty about dating?
It’s only natural to feel a little guilty at first. However, you can’t put the rest of your life on hold and the truth is, you deserve to be happy. If you start dating and can’t shake your feelings of guilt perhaps just take a break for a while until you’re ready.
Is online dating right for me?
Online dating is not only a great way to ease yourself back in to dating but it’s also a great way great way to meet thousands of like-minded individuals at the click of a button. You’re in complete control of your experience which means you can start out by looking for friendship if you’re not ready to go straight in to dating. Browse profiles, find matches and date at your own pace in a safe and relaxed environment.
Can I meet other Widows online?
You’ll find all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds on online dating sites. That includes people who are divorced, separated and of course, widowed. The Senior Dating Agency allows you to search for other members by relationship status, which means you can search for people who are also widowed if you’d like to.
Is it ok to talk about my deceased partner?
Your deceased partner was a big part of your life and so it’s normal to want to talk about them – especially when you’re getting to know someone new and they are curious about your relationship history. However, try not to spend too long dwelling on the past and try to look to your future. While that person will always be important to you, this is a new chapter of your life and so it’s important to move forward.
What if I’ve forgotten how to date?
If you’ve not dated in a long time it’s easy to feel like you’re out of practice. However, the word ‘date’ can sometimes make the whole thing feel a lot scary than it needs to be. If you find someone you like the look of and you start talking to them online, it won’t hurt to ask them if they fancy meeting up for a coffee and a chat. Suggesting a meeting in a relaxed environment like a coffee shop should help you to feel at ease, as if you’re just meeting with a friend. Once you’ve been on one date you’ll be surprised by how fast you pick things up and probably by how much you enjoyed yourself.
There are thousands of members on The Senior Dating Agency all looking to meet that special someone for friendship, companionship and love. So if you’re widowed but feel ready to ‘get back out there’ and start meeting new people, why not sign up to The Senior Dating Agency today and take a look around.
Alternatively, if you’re already a member, why not log in to your account and put some of our advice to the test. You never know, great things could be waiting for you.