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Dating After Widowhood

The Big Secret Nobody Tells You About Dating In Middle Age

Wes Gibson | Posted 09.23.2016 | Fifty
Wes Gibson

After the passing of my wife of 31 years, I found myself alone for the first time in my life. My choices: spend the rest of my life living alone or jump into the over-50 dating pool. Having run into several issues over the years, I am still debating the pros and cons of those choices.

7 Ways I've Changed For The Better In The 7 Years Since Turning 50

Judi Freedman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

This month marks seven years since the passing of my husband M. He left me two weeks shy of my 50th birthday. I often think about the words my bereavement coach S said during our class: 'The heart never mends after losing a spouse, the hole just gets smaller.'

The 4 Stages of Post-Loss Dating

Abigail Carter | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Abigail Carter

I stood before a group of 30-40 widows and widowers in a brightly-lit Toronto hotel conference room, my PowerPoint presentation on a large screen behind me, not exactly the atmosphere you might choose to talk about post-loss dating.

Why Widows And Widowers Should Only Date Each Other

Joan Price | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty
Joan Price

'I think I could only date a widower -- only someone who has gone through this could understand,' I told a buddy when I thought I might be ready to start dating after losing my beloved Robert.

6 Things Never To Do On A First Date

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

The only thing that a wonderful first date should lead to is a second date...not breakfast in bed the following morning.