The UK’s First Dating App For Widows Launches in America and Australia Following Success

Widow Nicky Wake, who channelled her own personal experiences of dating after loss into the creation of Chapter 2 dating app in the UK, confirms launch of dedicated dating sites in Australia and the USA helping more widows and widowers find happiness in their next chapter

Chapter 2, the UK’s only dedicated dating app for widows and widowers, today announces its expansion into the USA and Australia following the unprecedented success of its UK launch in November 2022.

Chapter 2 will launch in the USA in June 2023 and in Australia in September 2023, with widows and widowers invited to pre-register on the sites to receive two months premium membership from launch date on or

Since its launch in the UK in November 2022, Chapter 2 has seen more than 2,000 subscribers, who are actively dating and interacting, join the app.

Chapter 2 is a phrase extensively used within the widow community and is used to describe friendship, companionship, dating or physical comfort, it means different things to different people. The app provides a safe space for widows and widowers who are either looking to move on and find happiness once again or simply want to dip their toe back into the world of dating once again.

Chapter 2 founder, Nicky Wake says: “I am delighted to finally announce our expansion into Australia and the USA. I have been blown away by how well received Chapter 2 was by the widow community. It shows me that there really is a need for a safe space like this for widows and widowers to revisit dating once again on their own terms and within a community of like minded people.

“Chapter 2 really is a passion project of mine. I myself tried the various mainstream dating apps out there and found it to be like the wild west so I knew an app like this was needed.

“I am so excited for Chapter 2’s ‘next chapter’ and particularly thrilled to be announcing this news on International Women’s Day. I have a lot of ambitious plans for Chapter 2 and will be announcing further plans later this year.”