Long form bio
Richard Strother, now also known as the Widower’s Wingman, has a unique background that blends his former career in computer graphics and print with his passion for psychology and human behavior. This led to eight years as a trainer at Apple helping people relate and prosper with their technology. Richard understands how people learn, retain, and relate to information.
In October 2018, Richard experienced a life-altering tragedy when he lost his wife of 20 years. Working through his grief, he found the courage to start dating again and eventually found a wonderful new relationship. Along the way, he refined his process and methodology for successful dating, testing it with several people and seeing amazing results.
Through his journey, Richard saw a gap in resources for widowed men and founded the Widower’s Wingman. As a speaker, Richard shares his personal story of loss and love, along with practical insights and advice for those navigating the dating world after the loss of a spouse. His approach is grounded in research and tested through personal experience, allowing him to approach otherwise heavy topics in a surprisingly lighthearted yet compelling and relatable way.
Short form bio
Richard’s unorthodox career has always been fueled by his persistent curiosity about the workings of the world… but more so how people and their relationships make the world work.
In October 2018, after 20 years together, Richard lost his wife to a rare cancer. After a time, he started dating again and found an incredible partner to share this hopeful new chapter of his life.
Noting the gap in resources for widowed men, he founded the Widower’s Wingman. Now Richard shares his story of love, loss and love again, with practical insights for those who want to date again after a life-altering loss.
His approach is compassionate, friendly, positive and upbeat, making him allowing him to approach otherwise heavy topics in a surprisingly lighthearted, yet compelling and relatable way.