Our matchmakers are sympathetic and understand what you are going through.

And then there’s the reactions of other people to deal with – not least your in laws and your own children, if you’re a parent.

So the best advice is to proceed with caution and to make sure you’re ready before you take the plunge.

To get started, simply fill out our registration form for a complimentary consultation.

But should widowers and widows dating divorcees have to worry about their relationship? And if divorced, should they only date other divorcees?

When you've lost the person you loved, the idea of dating again can seem almost unthinkable.

Some WAY members make the conscious decision that they will never date anyone else again, because they feel that nobody could ever live up to the partner they have lost.

Others report that potential dates run a mile when they say they've been widowed.

Follow some basic on-line dating rules: Always meet up with someone in a public place the first time you meet. Get them to call you during the date in case you need an excuse for a hasty exit!

Sonoma Matchmakers is part of the largest personal matchmaking network in the area to assist you in finding new love and companionship.