Dating is for youngsters and kids in their 20s. As I remember, dating as a young girl was new and exciting. Dating as a divorced, middle-aged woman was fun and adventurous. But now, dating as an older lady — well, what can I say? Companionship is important at any age. After my divorce last year, I needed a break from the relationship scene. I needed the opportunity to get used to living alone and being on my own.