Dating at any age is difficult, I know some of my girlfriends would rather get a root canal than go on a date, especially a blind date even if they found them online.
The first date can be nerve racking, it's like going on a job interview and jumping off a cliff at the same time for some. I am sure dating over 40 can be a huge deal for many that embark on a new chapter in their life.
I recommend taking it slow and don't jump into the dating world until your ready especially if you are in the process of getting a divorce or newly divorced but what do I know... I am not a relationship guru, although many of my friends seek my advice.