Anyone with experience dating a widower? How do you know if they're ready, and are they very warm and flirty and more withdrawn, though still very friendly, another time?
I really like this guy, he's been widowed just over 1.5 years. Sometimes he flirts, other times no, but he always makes time for me and we do spend hours together, happily chatting away. behavior wise he's very sweet, old world manners, and he does remember many little things.
I'll always remain friends with him, but I don't know if I should squash that little kernel of hope that we could be more.
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Has he even hinted at something more? It sure doesn't sound like it to me. A year and a half is long enough to be ready after a death of a spouse (not sure if it's something you ever get over so much). Next time you are together, bring it up, just in a manner that you value the friendship over everything so he's assured to keep the friendship in the event he doesn't want more.1