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What is the best way to meet someone when you're older? I'm going through a divorce, and I fear the prospect of never having someone again. As a woman, I find it so discouraging. Help! --Marie, Livingston, N.J.

When I was ready to start dating again--at 47, with my last date 25 years in the past--I turned to the Web to find a pool of men my own age who were actively looking for relationships.

I won't lie to you: dating is tough for older women. Online, some men will tell you they want only a woman who is younger--or thinner...

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