I started dating five months after my late wife died. And though it took a few dates to get the hang of things, I have no regrets about dating that soon.If you feel like dating again, take some time to understand why you have this desire.Whatever you do, don't let others tell you you're moving too fast or waiting too long.Make sure it's something you're really ready to try before taking that step. But five months was when I felt ready to at least test the dating waters.For those who have lost a spouse and are looking to date again, here are ten tips to help you successfully navigate the dating waters.There's no specific time period one should wait before dating again.Grieving and the process of moving on is something that's unique to each person.Some people take years, others weeks, and then there are those who choose never to date again.
It's not wrong to date because you're lonely or want company. However, if you're dating because you think it's going to somehow fill the void or heal the pain that comes from losing a spouse, it's not going to happen.
Dating does give you the opportunity to open your heart to another person and the chance to experience the unique and exquisite joy that comes with falling in love again.