The biggest question for most widows and widowers is, “Will I ever be able to stop grieving and move on?”
Nobody can chart out for you the timeline for widow grief, bereavement, healing, dating, and remarriage. It is different for everyone. What works for one, will most likely not work for the next. Your stepping stones will lead you down the path that is best suited for you.
When you have started dating again, you may find yourself in a serious relationship. Some of your family and friends may have a hard time with you moving on. Their grief timeline could be different than yours, remember to be sensitive to this. Or perhaps they are comparing your new love interest with your deceased spouse, which can also be difficult. Again, remember that everyone struggles to cope in different ways and for different amounts of time.
In the end, this is your decision to fill your life with love. You will be amazed at your capacity to love again and find an equally satisfying and fulfilling relationship. Take it slow, make it right, and find joy in your life.