I witness some people date immediately after there spouse dies. Some wait a year and some never date. It depends on your situation. If there is children involved, it is best to wait a little. People with children tend to date sooner because the child needs a mother. The father may feel uncomfortable caring for the young daughter and feel a mother is needed in this situation. Financially a partner is needed when it comes to raising children and this is why people date sooner when they loose their spouse.