That’s a good thing when it comes to dating, actually.
You might find dating more fun than when you were in your 20s, simply because the pressure to find a husband is off.
But before we dive in, let me explain why this article will be different from other articles boasting dating advice for women: the advice I’m going to give you is specifically targeting you, sweet lady.
So much has changed in the past 10, 20, or 30 years since you were last single.
The dating world has changed too, thanks to technology like dating apps and texting.
Perhaps even thornier than pondering what to wear on a date, where to go, who pays — not to mention how you even find people to date in this brave new world of Internet match-ups — is getting over your reluctance to take a stab at it. "A divorced woman may feel very vulnerable at this stage, in part because she used to have a spouse to 'protect' her and now she has to go out into the world on her own," says Diana Kirschner, Ph D, author of .
But it's also tough, she adds, because once you're on the dating scene you can feel like a teenager again, in that shaky, unconfident, not-sure-if-he'll-call sort of way.
But now that you understand truly that beauty is fleeting, but smarts, personality, and confidence will last forever, it changes how you approach dating.
And it goes both ways; you might be attracted to a bald man with love handles.
So that dating advice for women may not have changed much, but fortunately, as men have grown up, there are (hopefully) fewer bad boys than there were in your 20s.
And back then, the focus for many single women was to find a husband.
The landscape looks completely different from what it did when you were last single…and that may have been decades ago.