To help you along the way, Web MD offers these tips from the experts on how to get started. San Francisco psychologist Jonathan Rosenfeld points out that dating is a numbers game: You're probably going to have to meet a lot of people before you find someone you really like.
"If you are a busy adult with work you're committed to, and children at home, then you have to make dating efficient," Rosenfeld says.
If you're not certain about any aspect of protection, talk to your doctor, or ask a trusted and well-informed friend.
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.
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.