Stereotypes say that men date sooner and remarry more quickly than women do, and there is statistical validity in this. Average time frame for widowers who remarry is about two – three years while for widows, its three to five years. Younger widowed date and remarry sooner, and at higher rates, than older ones.
Do widowers get remarried?
Over all, there are no government statistics on the number of widowers who remarry. Yet the Census Bureau estimates that 10 times as many widowers as widows over 65 remarry, though there are fewer older men than older women. But marriage counselors believe that widowers are more likely to remarry than divorced men.
What does the Bible say about widowers remarrying?
If a persons spouse dies, the widow / widower is absolutely free to remarry. The apostle Paul allowed widows to remarry in 1 Corinthians 7:8-9 and encouraged younger widows to remarry in 1 Timothy 5:14. Remarriage after the death of a spouse is absolutely allowed by God.
Does losing a spouse shorten your life?
Former President Richard Nixon lost his spouse less than 18 months before dying himself, a trend that experts in aging find to be common. Studies indicate that men aged 65 and older are much less likely than women to survive the loss of a spouse.