I hope this helps as rings are so symbolic of our marital love and are a reflection of our loving commitment.
I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you... G
I took my ring off a few weeks after my husband died thinking "That is what you do" but it had been a part of me for 35 years. I always missed it. So when our anniversary came I ended up putting it back on. It reminds me of him and our happy life together. I don't think I need to give him up to meet someone new or would I want them to forget about there late wife. Just because you are starting a new chapter in your life does not mean you have to forget about your last chapter.
I ask you Marge, or anyone who wishes to answer, am I asking for too much, or the impossible? I have made 2 men very happy as they made me, but now, they both live in heaven. They were wonderful marriages. Surprisingly enough, I was married 25 years to each, and loved every minute of it. I am still a very viable woman, intelligent, attractive, funny, love people, parties, organizations, very healthy, and take care of myself, etc. God, and my church are the centers of my life. The ones at CM I have connected with, and who connected with me, each on of them wants something which is not what I am looking for. Well, I have used you as a psychiatrist. Thanks for letting me unload. As we would say in Texas, "thanks for the listen."
God bless you, and all at CM who are searching for someone special who will not try to rearrange your life.
Victoria, West L.A.