My advice is to get out there, but avoid these common mistakes I see women make after divorce.

Being afraid to go solo: Solo is the way to go when you are looking to meet someone to date.

Although we love being with our girlfriends, constantly traveling with a group of gal pals is a recipe for disaster.

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

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.

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!You just nibbled through an entire bar of dark chocolate. You are "out there" again, and the dating world has changed a lot since the eighties. Put down the chocolate; it really isn't so bad out there. The last time you had a first date, you wore jackets with shoulder pads and permed your hair.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.