Average time frame for widowers who remarry is about two – three years while for widows, it’s three to five years.
The best answer I ever heard was something along the lines of And it is. Stereotypes say that men date sooner and remarry more quickly than women do, and there is statistical validity in this.
The togetherness is so special, so safe.” You would think romantic dinner dates and kissing scenes in the movies were fodder for sadness to a young widow.
Although I miss those aspects, too, it’s the subtle things that bring me to tears.
And yet, the desire to connect with someone persists.
“The most challenging thing that came to mind when I considered dating again,” says Penny Webb, a widowed Seattle writer and stay-at-home mom, “was wondering who in the world would want a train wreck/mother of two/grieving widow like me!
As you’ll see from the passages below, everyone’s reaction to their circumstance, opinions and experiences are going to be different, so it’s important to keep in mind the specific needs of your match as you progress.How long does a widow/widower typically wait to start dating again? I was lonely for several years before my husband died.I would have been dating again within a year if I had not been in a car accident that put me out of action for 9 months. But then, you never expected your partner would die so soon, either.Thrown unexpectedly into the single life again, many widows and widowers have a hard time imagining they are still “dating material” or that they could ever be sitting across the restaurant table getting to know someone new.I had little confidence that anyone would ever be willing to step into my mess of a life.” When her husband died on 9/11, Abigail Carter, author of ( was still in her thirties and the mother of two young children.