Online dating has become the perfect platform for widows and widowers seeking to meet someone new.
Sending private messages to each other in a safe and familiar environment gives you the opportunity to get to know others gradually, before you decide whether or not you want to take things further.
However, dating after loss is a new beginning, and can open the way towards a fulfilling and lasting relationship with its own unique qualities.
This being the case, it’s important to accept that this is an experience to be enjoyed without any feelings of guilt.
Actor Hugh Jackman has been married to Deborra-Lee Furness for 17 years. A recent article in magazine looked at a handful of real-life May-December romances, focusing mainly on those between older women and younger men.
The age gaps spanned anywhere from 10 to 14 years, with women in their late 40s and early 50s enjoying relationships and/or marriage with men in their late 20s or 30s. Couples in this situation had to address the fertility concern head-on, with some choosing to take the leap relatively quickly while others took a pass.
Only you will know if and when you’re ready to date again.