Just about anything takes preference to reinventing the wheel each time.
Surveys conducted by dating sites indicate that the fastest growing segment in online dating (aka internet dating) is the age bracket 40 above.
This can be attributed to other virtual unavailability convenient dating methods open single seniors.
You must, therefore, consider the source of the advice you get, and see what's behind.
You just age, or have been away from the dating scene for a while, jump in the intense social environment that is often necessary to singles can be a little scary.