If you’re about to begin dating a widower, or to start your dating journey as someone who has experienced loss, it can at times feel a little daunting. There’s no need to be intimidated though – take your time and you’ll soon find friendship and maybe more with someone special.
Having been bereaved doesn’t by any means have to mean that your dating time is over. In fact, you’re in a great position to begin your search for someone to share life’s magical moments with – you know what you want (and perhaps more importantly, what you don’t want) and you know the true value of meaningful connection with other like-minded people.
What To Expect When Dating a Widower
Dating is all about communication – getting to know the other person, having fun together, and listening to one another as you agree the pace you’d like to move at together. Dating a widower is no different, and doesn’t need to make either of you feel any additional anxiety.
You’re both at a time where you’re ready to live life to the fullest, to enjoy the prime of your life, and are looking for the right person to share and celebrate those experiences with (and also just to have a good laugh together!).
What To Look For In A Widow Dating Site
Many singles now search for that special someone online – after all, online dating sites can be a great place to meet new people and to begin your dating journey at your own pace. We all have our own particular passions and preferences, and dating online can also make it easier to search for someone who shares those interests. You’ll be in good company if you decide to seek out a widow dating site – 36% of British singles over 50 have already used online dating, including many people who have suffered a loss and are now ready to start their dating journey.
When searching for the right dating site or app for you, be sure to seek out websites that encourage you to take your time and move at your own pace, without feeling any pressure to meet face-to-face before you feel comfortable doing so.
Look for sites that encourage meaningful conversation and connection over something more fleeting and which support you in sharing who you are and what it is you’re looking for. After all, you’re young at heart and looking for someone to share your adventures with, and you need to convey that in order to find the perfect partner-in-crime.
How To Get To Know Other Widows Dating Online
When you’re choosing the right app or site for widows dating online, one top tip is to make sure that the site you choose offers different ways of communicating. This will ensure that you and other like-minded singles will be able to get to know each other and enjoy conversation without feeling pressure to meet face-to-face before you feel ready.
Here at Ourtime, we offer several different communication methods as you and that special someone find out more about one another:
- Instant Messaging and Email – So you’ve found a profile for someone who you’re interested in learning more about. Start with sending them an instant message or email to get the ball rolling. Not sure how to start the conversation? Humour’s always a good option – check our advice articles for some handy icebreakers.
- Video Conversation – You’ve enjoyed introducing yourselves and talking for a while via text and now you want to enjoy some virtual quality time. Our in-app video conversation tool means you can share more laughs and discussion securely and without needing to hand out any personal details, such as your phone number, before you feel ready to do so.
- Events – Meet other local 50+ singles in real life at one of our vibrant events. Take part in anything from pizza making to a music night, all while meeting like-minded singles in a relaxed atmosphere. Want to invite along a friend? Bring up to 3 friends with you after inviting them through our app.
- Online Events are another great way to meet new people – show off your trivia skills at one of our brain teasing quizzes or attend a virtual wine tasting session.
Widow Dating Sites For UK Singles
Different ways to chat with other interesting singles over 50, including widows, aren’t all Ourtime offers to support your dating journey. In order to find someone to brighten up your days, we know it’s important that you find somebody who really suits your interests.
Perhaps you’d feel more comfortable with someone who has also experienced the loss of a partner. Maybe, like you, she needs to know her way around the dance floor and be well and truly ready to let her hair down. Perhaps he needs to be a devoted bookworm just like you are, or mad about the Beautiful Game. Whatever your preferences and passions may be, our criteria search tool will help you to find the profiles of like-minded men or women who are also searching for a meaningful connection.
As you start your dating journey, it’s important to know that you’re in control. When people like your profile, you can choose whether you’d like to start a conversation with them or politely decline. You always have the ability to block any profiles should you wish to do so, meaning you stay at the helm and take charge of who can view and interact with your profile. That’s also why Ourtime offers the support of our Customer Care Team. They’re always on hand to give advice or support should you need it.
Ready To Start Dating A Widower?
If you’re ready to start your journey either as a widow yourself or as someone who wants to begin dating a widower, register for Ourtime today. It’s free to register and creating your profile is a simple and straightforward experience. Just share a few lines about yourself before uploading a couple of pics, then you’ll be all set to start browsing profiles and meet that special someone.