While women may fall in love in the first conversation, men are attracted to a woman only for her physical aspects, and nothing else.
Physical appearance is paramount for men, but it may not necessarily be the entire package.
The stages of dating
If your widower is attracted to you because you remind him of his past wife, it is a red flag going up.
Use caution if he is constantly comparing you to the way things used to be.
The infatuation stage of how men fall in love is also the wooing stage of love for men in the dating game.
A man may appreciate a lot of women, but he doesn’t really get infatuated by all of them.
They try to steal second glances or get a girl’s attention all the time.
But it’s not always a success, either because he’s not trying hard enough or because the woman’s just not interested in him.
While he may not have removed the pictures of his wife and himself from the home at the beginning of dating, a man that has created a "shrine" for his wife may indicate that he isn't ready to start dating or a new relationship.
Part of the natural process is that as his new relationship blossoms, the pictures from his previous life will find a place that isn't in the forefront.
In addition, children's responses depend on the severity of the violence, their proximity to the violent events, and the responses of their caregivers.