I think that a person should deal with the loss of there loved one instead of replacing it and think of all involved its a very hurtful thing to see your family members wife or husband dating after only a few months. I am dating a man who lost his wife to cancer over four years ago. Am I beeing to sensitive or is he being to didicated? It bothers me that he still celebrates holidays, birthdays etc with his in-laws.I am dating a man who lost his wife to cancer over four years ago. Am I beeing to sensitive or is he being to didicated?About a year after Mort’s death, Mary felt ready to start taking baby steps to move on and meet new people.“Mort had been a hunter and had promised to teach me how to shoot,“ she says, “but we never got around to it.” When a shooting range, started by two former SEALS, opened near her home, Mary decided to learn what she had missed with husband.“Neither of us wants to live together or get married, but it’s great having male companionship again.” Lots of people who lose their husband or wife feel like it's easier to be alone and not deal with the anxiety and other pressures associated with being social. Our well-being is based largely on interactions with others.(The amount and kind of interaction varies, but the need is inherent.) To avoid connections is to invite depression.
There's no specific time period one should wait before dating again.
A whole host of online dating sites have sprung up to help you meet great people from social networks that normally don't intersect with yours.
Some of these sites are specifically geared to the 50-plus crowd, and they are attracting more and more single, divorced and widowed people than ever before.
See also: Find love in the new year with AARP Dating.
But just becomes it's relatively easy to find a potential partner doesn't mean you should start dating before you think about your goals and desires.