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Caution! Too much, too soon, too fast: dating a widow

Caution! Dating a Widow and be deadly….

Suddenly Single... Minded

(Today’s letters from readers: Cautionary tales: The problem with widows)

The Candy Store Mentality of Dating

Dear Page,

Just as I was about to quit, a hearty and hale man from San Francisco contacted me. While he was much older than I am, his picture was okay, his profile was well written, and his interests matched some of mine.   There was just one glaring red flag: he was a recent widow.

Throwing caution to the wind, I responded to his e-mail.

We seem to get along, agreed to speak on the phone and met for coffee.  I fell hook, line, and sinker for this guy. I’ve met a parade of losers on Match. He was different. Turns out, his wife died- after a lengthy illness—a month earlier

I know, Page, you say to stay clear of singles that are still “in mourning.” Well, as it turns out this guy…

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