Most dating sites give you the opportunity to specify your status and describe what you’re looking for in a potential date.
From her book ‘Second Firsts’, Christina Rasmussen states: ‘Grief opens your heart so you can undergo transformation.
But it is up to you to take this expansion and spread it everywhere in your life.
Put your best foot forward and be excited about the changes you’re making.
This could be a defining moment, which could bring about positive improvements to your life and how you feel about yourself.
You must understand that while grief has opened up your heart, your brain will be telling you to hide and play it safe.’ First of all you should explore the options open to you.
Niche or specifically widow dating sites will be useful if you’re looking for a particular kind of relationship or person.
As a widow, being invited out to dinner, the theatre or cinema, etc.
could be an aspect of being single that you dread rather than look forward to.
Talk to friends and family about these feelings and they may be able to allay any negative thoughts you’re having about dating.
If you cast your mind back to when you were single, and how you felt about yourself and your identity, it might help you to feel more confident about yourself now.
Ultimately, it’s important to be clear about what you’re looking for.