No one else can tell you what you are feeling, so only by being in touch with your own emotions can you know if you’re ready.
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.
One is ready to date again whenever solitude gives way to loneliness.
It is natural to want a partner, but the partner is not a substitute.” Jedi Soth: “One should wait until they feel they are ready.
After all, you or your potential partner invest time, energy and heart into their marriage and their partner was taken too soon from them.