Dating again at 45

"When you own where you are in your life, who you are, and are confident in your values and personality, you are more likely to find someone who is better suited for you," she says.

“Be the single you want to meet,” says Tammy Shaklee, relationship expert and founder of H4M Matchmakers.

“They want to check off a few boxes and have the perfect candidate arrive at their mailbox in 48 hours.” It's important to be patient and to stay positive, she says.

Think of your frustration like a blizzard—it will do nothing but delay the delivery.

"Coaching offers services and products that are designed to improve our clients' success," says Keren Eldad, who created the program Date With Enthusiasm.

One way to do that is to constantly explore new hobbies and interests.

That way, she says, "you'll have exciting things to discuss on a date, whether it's travel plans, the latest restaurant, or even new places and activities going on in your city." When you're the best version of yourself, "it can be magnetic," says Shaklee.

Whether you just left a bad marriage, or have been in the dating world for decades, it makes sense to feel like it's your turn to find love.

“Singles over 40 often have an Amazon Prime mentality when it comes to dating,” says relationship expert and founder of Smart Dating Academy, Bela Gandhi.

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