Safe Dating Sites

I lost my wife over a year ago after a long and happy marriage. Now I realise how much I miss female companionship and have looked at the dating sites option. My preference is to search for a woman who is also widowed but there seem to be very few on sites like Match and Zoosk. Is there a specialist agency dealing with widowed singles or at least a site which can be recommended by people in this Community.

Hi Mogberi,

I’m sorry to hear you lost your wife, how long were you married? My Dad was married to my Mum for 45 years and she died 4 years ago. He was lonely so wanted to find female companionship too.

He saw an ad in his local paper for an introduction agency for the over 50’s. The owner came to visit my Dad & find out all about him. She then matched him with ladies on her books who she thought would get on with. He met 3 ladies & has been with Ann for over a year now.

I’ve used & would recommend e-harmony as an on-line site. It does cost but they ask you a good number of questions about the type of person you might like to meet, age, location, hobbies, interests & then you get sent appropriate matches. It’s quite indepth but I found that it really saved time going through endless unsuitable profiles.

I hope this helps and let us know how you’re getting on.

Trudy x

Thank you so much for your reply. Its very informative and I will sign up for eHarmony. I was married to Mary for 45 years and she will always be the love of my life. But like your Dad I miss having a woman in my life to share things with and plan things together. My house is full of photos and Mary memorabilia so whoever it turns out to be will have to tolerate that. Which is why I wondered whether there were sites for people who had been widowed. Anyway thanks for your message. Very thoughtful.

Gordon x

Let me know how it’s going for you. I have internet dated on and off for a few years so if you have any questions about it please drop me a message. I’d like to stay in touch x

Will do Trudy. On this thread you mean? Thanks again.

Yes if that’s ok with you. I know my Dad valued having someone to talk through his experiences x

Hi Mogberi sorry about your loss, I was widowed last June and I know what you mean about having someone to talk to. I am here if you need someone to talk too

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Hi Mogberi, just a quick thought after seeing your photo, do/did do a lot of walking because walking groups are both a friendly way of meeting people and have a large number of active ladies. I know it’s a long shot but my next door neighbor found Just the right lady that way. Hope you find someone nice to fill your empty life, it all takes time.
Blessings S

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I lost my fiance 12 months ago completely understand where you’re coming from one site I’ve looked at is " Widows near me" haven’t been brave enough to do anything about it yet but good luck to you if there’s anything we’ve learnt life short , good luck hope you find what your looking for

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I am registered with Sue Ryder . I have been widowed 15 months now and know exactly what you mean. My husband was the nicest person I had ever met and we talked every day for hours. I have joined some groups but it is not the same.

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Thanks Elaine. I appreciate that.

I have joined Durham Ramblers And s number of swimming groups. Thanks :slight_smile:

Thank you. I will definitely look it up X

That’s a lovely message. Mary was the best woman I ever met or am likely to meet. I won’t find a replacement but I am hoping to find a nice companion X

Hi. I also went through this after losing my partner: I think there is a ‘rush’, after all we havelost, to try to get another reconnection. I now understand it will take time to recover myself and be in a place to give something to some one else, and maybe if that doesn’t happen, well I met the love of my life and no one can take that away.

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Thanks David. That’s good advice.

A couple that I know met on saga dating. They match people by their interests and their needs so maybe it could help you.

A couple that I know met on saga dating. They match people by their interests and their needs so maybe it could help you.

Thanks Kazz, I will check it out.

If you are thinking of holidays, again Saga Holidays have a repatriation for being good for solos. Not tried them myself but I do a lady who did and found a partner.
It all depends on what works for you but do keep trying.

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