If you cast your mind back to before you lost your virginity, the chances are that you were anxious about it.
Tamzin Outhwaite, 42, who is filing for divorce from her husband Tom Ellis and Nigella Lawson, 53, whose 10-year marriage to Charles Saatchi ended in July, are starting down the mid-life single route.
I know the heartbreak of divorce, the time it takes to feel whole and complete again, and the yearning to share your life with someone wonderful.
I might sound like I was brimming with confidence but I never dreamed I would be single again in my late 40s and to be honest I was scared to death.
So when I read the new Bridget Jones novel I couldn't help but feel a bit frustrated.
And this can make the idea of dating again rather daunting.
And even if you're one of those women who has elected to leave a boring or unhappy relationship – with the aim of finding someone more to your taste before it's too late – you may still be nervous about getting close to someone new. But if you're reading this article, the chances are that you're keen to start making love again.Then I planted a kiss on his cheek and dragged him on to the dance floor.It was my first proper night out since I had broken up with my fiancé a few weeks previously and I wanted some male attention.However, it's a problem many women face as mid-life divorce is on the rise.In recent weeks there has been a slew of celebrity bust-ups.And lots of SWOFTIES are seeking new partners and reigniting their love lives – and recognising that mid-life women are fortunate to be able to enjoy good sex.