Online Dating for Widows and Widowers in the United States. Established in 2004, Widowsorwidowers.com is the longest running dating site in the US exclusively for widows and widowers. Dating a widower is an exercise in patience. He's open one moment, closed the next, covers you with compliments, makes love eagerly, then disappears for weeks. In the "Third Age" article "Top Five Issues to Consider When Dating a Widow or Widower," John Gray, author of the book "Men are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" notes that children may be jealous of a new romantic partner in the life of a parent. Shyness can play a big part in this or feelings of being unworthy. Assuming everyone else’s life is more interesting and substantial than your own, however, is a mistake. This study offered 6 recommendations that are useful for clinicians when assisting both the widower and his children in coping with the loss of a wife and mother. Vic My wife Deb died of cervical cancer in March of '06, leaving me with a 2-year old son. Since then, I have read much and grieved much and shared much, and I'm now at the point where I can start to give back and help other widows and widowers. A very timely post for me. I entered my recent second year anniversary as a widow after 25 years with a list and desire to start dating. The list included #1 widower, #2 healthy, #3 – 10 all the standard stuff. Savannah Grey is a Freelance Writer, a Hypnotherapist, Consultant, Sports Fanatic, and Philosopher and has a degree in Psychology. She is the founder of www.esteemology.com, a website dedicated to educating and healing survivors of abusive relationships. The National Widowers’ Organization has a lot of information regarding grieving and where to find help. Let our frequently asked questions provide you some answers. ABCs of Death & Mourning, laws related to Jewish Death & Mourning, shiva, How to cope with the emotional and spiritual issues a person faces at the difficult time of mourning a death.