are a lot like any other niche sites in that they’re a crapshoot.
There’s a lot of scams online and you can’t make them all out.
"Dating a widow" is probably an even more popular Google term than "widower," but leads you only to spam, irrelevant or disreputable dating sites, and p0rn ... While there is some discussion of dating widowed women, most of it is pretty low quality and it doesn't seem to have any traction.
Nor does it seem to generate this much controversy, even though widowed women talk about dating a lot.
To be honest I have been pretty suspicious of these areas in part because when I was dating, at 40 ... To me, the only relevant person to compare a widower's baggage to was... (I mostly restricted my searches to men who had been parents, because I had a young child and needed someone who'd understand that if I cancelled a date due to flu that he shouldn't take it personally... prejudices which had been confirmed by experience.).