Can a widower marry?
The Social Security rules on remarriage have changed over time. Only since 1979 have widow(er)s been allow to marry at or after age 60 and not face reductions in benefit amounts.
How long do widowers wait to get married?
The widow or widower needs to be emotionally ready. An emotionally needy person will expect too much from their partner. With this understanding in mind, remarrying should happen when the person is healed and emotionally ready. In my opinion, a widow or widower should wait for a minimum of two years before remarrying.