When widowed older parents start dating
I cried as I deleted the last profile, though I didn’t know if it was from relief or something else. “I know he’s out in the universe cheering me on,” I said to a friend later that night. Before we started dating, Shawn was my friend, and he used to offer me dating advice.I wonder what he’d say about my tragic forays into the dating world.I bet he’d smile and have a good joke ready to help me feel better about it all. Today’s Widower Wednesday column comes from a comment that was posted on my Dating and Marriage: One Regret post.I’d been with my husband Shawn since right after college, so I had no real idea how to meet single men that I didn’t just run into all the time on campus.My friends assured me that the way to meet people was via the internet.“That will scare you into never dating again,” she told me.
This terrible tragedy happened to us, but we didn’t want it.
A quick search pulled up sites like “Our Time” and “Silver Singles,” but I was more than a decade too young for both of them.