Dating for young widowers

Even the barely-there sign outside on the street used to suggest that they didn't really want anyone to know about it.

Human beings with more feelings than we know what to do with (and in the case of us single parents, next to no free time) left with little option but to follow the near robotic pursuit of swiping through a digital deck of filtered faces.

Widowhood doesn't open up a person's relationship status to committee any more than it does when two people break up. Point six was the the main source of our entertainment as we drank unceremoniously mixed cocktails in our underwhelming man cave. The idea that a casual date, who knows very little about the other person, could read their thoughts when they can't even order or articulate their own is entirely absurd.

'So, I was dating this girl for a bit,' he began, 'when she suddenly broke things off. As if being widowed automatically means a person wants to 'settle down' again or that - in the case of widowed parents - they are looking for someone to help co-parent or even procreate some more.

He penned an obituary for Time about the "blast crater" she left behind, wrote about the panic of suddenly becoming a single father for GQ and addressed the personal tragedy in his 2017 Netflix comedy standup special, .

Somewhere in the meantime, Oswalt met another woman.

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