My two cents? I initially jopined only for the widow/widower forums. I found so much more in terms of friends and I came back yesterday because maybe, just maybe I will be more comfortable with the online dating idea on this site. The road is broken. Somnetimes everything goes well and then someone else gets sick, dies, or events come up, or we just have an off day. While many people have a idea about a timeline for grieving, the bottom line is that nobody ever tells a person to stop being happy. As a widow who spent her whole adult life married to someone, their are so many things that I will probably need to talk to another widow/widower about in the dating process. I think it would be a wonderful addition.
Welcome back to the forums, Linda - glad to have you back! And, I agree with you that grieving can go on and off for a very long time!
I read one of your postings in another thread today, and if you want to get together with some of the people here, why don't you look at and perhaps go to one of the Members Meetups or create one of your own! Also, there are some fun events being planned on the Events page (including a Caribbean cruise next January 2014 which I am considering).