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"I used to dread the idea of dating again after being married so long, because it seems that every single person you meet who's over 40 has one horror story after another," she says.

Y., and the author of Learn from the past"If your marriage was sexless, but you are now looking for someone who is sexually attuned, put it out there," says Praver, who practices what she preaches.Bonnie Eaker Weil, Ph D, a therapist in New York City and the author of several books, including , agrees."Don't be ashamed that you want to meet someone," she says. Look at ads in newspapers, magazines, and online." Move forward"Think positively, and instead of dwelling on the past, try out new things," says Dr. "Redecorate your living space if your spouse moved out, and extend your social circle by taking up hobbies or taking some university classes," he says."Be candid and honest." Don't sell yourself—or your dating pool—short"I was pleasantly surprised to find the vast number of men in the age group I would consider dating were also interested in age group," says Smith."I had expected that most 50-plus gentlemen would imagine themselves with a much younger woman with much lower mileage than myself, but I was pleased to find a lot of mature thinking in what this age group was seeking in a companion." It used to be that women waited for the man to make the first move—not anymore.Most gray divorcees—the nickname given to those who divorce after age 50—met their spouses the old-fashioned way—on a blind date, at school, on the job, or even at a singles' party.

Now websites such as and e Harmony offer singles the opportunity to meet online instead of in person. "I can scoot all over the Internet for work, but online dating was a brand new experience," Smith recalls.

You may no longer need to worry about pregnancy, but you need to be aware and informed about sexually transmitted diseases and how to prevent them." Go dutch Chivalry is not dead, but the economy is only starting to show signs of life (and divorce can be expensive).

"Many older men may be retired or may have lost income in the stock market or divorce settlement.

"Enjoy yourself or get to know the person before you talk about exes or widows." Talk about sex Many women find that they rediscover sex after menopause, but everyone should move at her own pace.

"Sex can be scary, especially if you haven't dated in 30 years, so don't let yourself get rushed into something you are not comfortable with," Eaker Weil says.

I didn't have to kiss a single frog and feel lucky to have had this experience." While it can be scary, online dating is worth it, according to Smith.