Chapter 2: A dating app by and for widows and widowers
Nicky Wake shares her journey and the inception of Chapter 2, a unique dating app she founded specifically for widows and widowers in the UK, after her personal ordeal in the online dating world. Her relationship with Andy, which began online in 2002, blossomed into marriage and a family, until his untimely passing in 2017 due to heart complications and subsequent Covid-19 complications. This experience led her to realize the challenges widows and widowers face in dating again.
Chapter 2 aims to provide a supportive and understanding community for those who have lost their partners. Unlike mainstream dating apps, it focuses on creating connections among people who share the profound experience of losing a spouse. This platform not only offers a dating service but also serves as a community hub with forums and blog posts. It’s free to join, and there are monthly meet-ups for members.
Nicky also created Widow’s Fire, catering to those seeking physical comfort without commitment. Her initiatives have received overwhelming positive responses, underlining the necessity of such services for the widow community. Nicky, embracing her role in helping widows and widowers, finds purpose and joy in aiding others to find happiness, viewing Chapter 2 as her own new beginning after a period of grief.