“Girls need to feel good about themselves before they start to date,” says Charles Wibbelsman, MD, chief of adolescent medicine at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco.
His advice: only date if you know yourself and know you want to date.
Your odds of meeting someone increase when you are more visible, so take a risk and put yourself out there,” Weks advises. “Dating is expensive for both parties and men also want to make sure that the person that they like is going to stick around past the first few dates,” Safran says.
“Women over 40 sometimes convince themselves that there are not many good opportunities for a future mate on the dating scene after 40, and therefore settle for the first good candidate who comes along,” Drenner says.
Just accept yourself and be okay with who you are now.
When you own who you are now, you’ll be in a much better place to be in a truthful, honest, open relationship.”.
That said, if you’re recently single for the first time in a long time, you may not know where to begin.