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Richard Strother

I work with widowed men in mid-life to make online dating an effective and even enjoyable tool to find that special someone with whom they can share this hopeful new chapter of their lives.


About Richard

I’ve found most widowers who feel that they’re ready to find a new partner are overwhelmed by the prospect of modern dating. They’re worried -even scared- that they won’t be able to find that special someone who shares their values and is willing to understand and love them as they are.
For most, dating sites feel like a gamble where the rules are unclear and mysterious, but the lack of alternatives makes them “the only game in town”. Fortunately, the truth is that with the right clarity, attitude and method, dating sites can be exactly the right way to find and connect to that special someone… simply and even enjoyably.

A few years ago I was the loving and devoted husband, breadwinner, and caregiver. On an overcast October day at half past noon, Sam passed away peacefully. It wasn’t a surprise; Samantha had received her diagnosis the January after we were married. In the nine years that followed we did the best we could to make the most of life and enjoy every opportunity that life afforded us.
Those of you who’ve been through this know what happens next. I call it “the carnival.” The paperwork and bureaucracy, the arrangements, the condolences from family, friends and colleagues, many of whom don’t know what else to say. Home, so familiar and yet so conspicuously missing a crucial part. The crushing silence when all is calm.
When “the carnival” is over, our family and friends have receded into their routines, and we widowers are left to figure out what our lives are supposed to look like. Like me, you find that you’re better with a partner, someone to laugh with and share simple moments, who effortlessly inspire us to be the best version of ourselves.
So I embarked on my search, grateful to have been blessed with over a decade of experience as a teacher/trainer with advanced skills in applied psychology, neurolinguistic programming, relationship and leadership building and far better than average technical proficiency to aid me in my quest.
Was it a smooth or flawless path? The kind of polished success story one would see in social media feeds or Disney movies? Not by a long shot! I had some rough times and made a few mistakes, but I firmly believe that life happens for us, not to us. All my experiences, training, and skills led me to adapt, learn and distill a clear and effective methodology to help other widowers avoid my perils and pitfalls. I met some incredible people and made a few remarkable friends while I got clear and learned what I needed. That clarity and methodology led me to the magnificent woman who inspires me to live the fullest expression of myself and makes every day better simply by being in my life. Now I am devoted to helping other widowers gain clarity, present authentically, and successfully navigate online and face-to-face dating to find rich, fulfilling, and loving relationships.

  • Canada
Who I Help
  • Widowed Men
  • Widowers