However, the sad reality is that more than 100,000 men and women in the UK are widowed under the age of 50. And if your partner dies young, the loss can be difficult to cope with in many different ways.
It feels like a safety net, there if and when you need it.” - Samantha The stereotype of a “widow” or “widower” is someone in their seventies or eighties.
I found swiping left or right at photos on Tinder incredibly superficial and gave that up after a few days.
Plenty of Fish was a marginal improvement and, like Tinder, free of charge, but from comments on women's profiles, the amount of weirdo men was ruining it for the rest of us.
And so I launched myself tentatively into the online dating scene, a brave new world to me.
There are so many dating sites out there and it became obvious that there is something for all objectives.
Dealing with the loss of a spouse is bad enough, but seeing your children suffer – waking from nightmares about their mum, crying uncontrollably without warning, getting upset at school at the slightest trigger – is even worse.