Dating again at 35
There are no "shoulds" when it comes to dating at midlife and physical intimacy, and you have a right to go at your own pace.
When the time arrives that you do feel ready, when, how, and where is less important than basic safety.
Moreover, to help ease the anxiety of a first-time date, Rosenfeld suggests you "sandwich" the meeting between two other activities you really like.
"Before you meet your date, do something that puts you in a positive frame of mind; then, after the date is over, meet up with a friend," he says.
"Everyone knows that adventures have ups and downs and they expect that," he says.
"If you think of dating the same way, you are less likely to be disappointed." Assuming you and your date "hit it off," invariably the question of sex will arise -- sometimes as early as the first date.
Although most experts say dating is much like riding a bicycle -- you never forget how - it also means that a bump in the road can lead to a nasty spill when you least expect it.Ask about his interests and how he spends his time, and share the same information about yourself with him. Try to make the outing entertaining and interesting -- for both of you.