People after 40 usually think they already either had or will never have their only love. Surely it is not true. This age means enough experience in communication with many people, it means the ability to solve problems, to cope with issues and to find options in difficult times. So let's try to figure out what distracts people over 40 from dating again.
Dating is not that easy, and at some point it may take too much energy. But this is only a symptom showing lack of faith into the ability to find true love. If you believe in success, you understand that every person you meet is one step closer to the one and only. A little confidence here is a perfect solution.
Some people are desperate to find a perfection. But such an attitude is a true way to disappointment. After 40, the chances to meet Prince Charming or Fair Princess knocking at the door approach zero. It is necessary to meet new people as often as possible. Searching for a partner is a scanning process, so the more people you meet, the higher the chances of finding someone interesting and fascinating are. Will each of them be perfection itself? Of course not. Most of them will not suit you, but it's fully okay.
People after 40 usually use their job or busy schedule as an excuse. It's not lack of confidence, it's just lack of time for dating. But everyone is busy now, constantly, all the time. And it is still possible to find some time for a lunch or coffee break with someone. If you can’t even do that, then you don’t really want to find a mate. You can’t admit that it can be a question of self-confidence or fear of being vulnerable. It is necessary to be honest with yourself, so dating can become a pleasure, not a torture.
By the age of 40 all people usually have a simple and very understandable way of living and remodeling anything in it is just terrifying. It is easier to convince yourself that everything works just fine, no need to do anything, no need for a change. But if you want to build new relationships and a new life, start with defeating such false milestones. They're definitely misleading, and they mark the way to loneliness.