We understand just how daunting the idea of starting dating again can be after the loss of a life partner. Many of us newly widowed won’t have been on a date in many years or even decades. Dating has changed significantly in this time, over 30% of all relationships now start online and by 2035 it is estimated that over 50% of relationships will begin online.
Online dating can be a scary and intimidating experience particularly if you aren’t au fait with the etiquette, acronyms, language and abbreviations used in some of the mainstream or niche dating sites.
Here at Chapter 2, we want to take the fear out of dating and help you take those tentative first steps to move forward. We’ve written this guide with some tips and hints to help keep you safe and help build your confidence.
Starting dating again can bring to the fore a whole range of different thoughts and emotions such as excitement, nerves or anxiety, sadness, fear, guilt, but also crucially and hopefully, joy. We all deserve to find some happiness and a way forward while still remembering and acknowledging what has gone before. Follow these simple tips and hints to stay safe and have a fun dating experience.
The platform is a safe and secure space which is only open to widows and widowers. We recognise that as widows we can be vulnerable and so the platform has a rigorous sign-up process, all profiles are vetted and users can report any suspicious activity, messages or behaviour. All confidential data is stored securely, you choose what you share on your profile. The safety of our community is paramount.
We wish you every success in your journey to find your Chapter 2. If you want to chat or have any questions – we’ll be happy to help, get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org