The National Widowers’ Organization gets many requests about dating. So we created something that might help. Below are links to dating websites that might be useful. We are not connected to these organization but provide this as a finding aid.
Where to get more advice
We also have some recommendation about books with advice.
Older Couples: New Romances: Finding and Keeping Love in Later Life, a book by Edith Ankersmit Kemp and Jerrold Kemp. This is a must read for those interested in a realistic and hopeful perspective on the challenges facing older singles and couples.
One Summer, #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci wrote a moving family drama about learning to love again after heartbreak and loss.
The Ultimate Dating Guide for Widowers by Abel Keogh. This book looks at the success stories and learning experiences of Joe Biden, Thomas Edison, Peirce Brosnan, and Paul McCartney.
The Healing Power of Love: Transcending the Loss of a Spouse to New Love by Gloria Lintermans and Marilyn Stolzman. This is a collection of 12 stories from widows and widowers sharing their new loving relationships.
Another resource for this topic are blogs, such as this one– it explains issues widowers experience when it comes to dating.
Christine Baumgartner, a widow and professional dating and relationship coach provides an ongoing blog addressing the needs of widowers and their families as they try to adjust to the challenges of entering new relationships. Visit her blog here.
And remember to visit the National Widowers’ Organization website Resources page for reference material, blogs, guest columns, and more.