Dating your husband
If there is some travel involved, don’t listen to the radio the entire trip.
Take this to to talk about what you are looking forward to when you reach your destination.
If you have children, keep in mind that they might not be ready for you to date.
With adult children, remind them that it’s your decision and that you will take appropriate safety considerations.
Be specific about what you want in your online dating profile so you can weed through prospects and spend time only with those who are right for you.
Leave any baggage behind by working through regrets, guilt and past pain with a therapist if necessary.
Your spouse's death doesn’t diminish your love and it can continue to grow as the negative aspects of your relationship fade from memory, writes author and philosopher Aaron Ben-Zeév in a Psychology Today article.
It's not unusual to experience guilt for wanting a new love or be concerned because a new relationship doesn’t feel like your previous one.
However, keep an open mind and heart and realize that your needs can change again as you continue to date.
Practice new dating social skills like flirting by emailing new prospects until you're comfortable, suggests clinical psychologist Judith Sills in a 2009 “Time” magazine article.
If online dating scares you, tell friends that you’re ready to meet someone new as you look for partners at church or other locations that you frequent.
Afterwards, talk about what was your favorite part.
When I surprised my husband and took him to the Pro-Football Hall of Fame, we talked about our favorite exhibits.There are niche dating sites that can help you find a relationship based on your age, interests and your status as a widow.