I know it takes time to feel comfortable traveling alone, so you need to practice.

I suggest taking a class, going to a show, concert, movie or opera alone.

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A coach will tell you the truth about your readiness to date. My advice is, before you join the dating boomers, seek out professional help from a trained counselor or coach like myself.

In this case, you need a coach more than you need to eat another chocolate bar with a girlfriend!

According to a recent article on Match.com, single boomers over fifty years old are enjoying the benefits of their new status.

Seventy-five percent of women and 81 percent of men say that they are experiencing dating success.

Men don't change their schedules and you shouldn't either.

Do keep doing what you enjoy and incorporate new experiences into a broadening social scene.

Many women go straight to their girlfriends for advice on dating and relationships when a professional source is needed.

An unbiased professional -- someone who sees issues objectively -- is a better choice.

Focus on a positive mood, be aware of your posture and stand tall.

Add your favorite perfume, freshen your makeup and hair and smile.

At Focus on the Family, we've offered a range of resources and expert advice bringing biblical principles to bear in this area.