Your smile is always your most important beauty accessory and a welcoming appearance enhancer.Breaking plans to date: It's a mistake to break plans with girlfriends or alter your schedule if dating conflicts occur.

I know it takes time to feel comfortable traveling alone, so you need to practice.

I suggest taking a class, going to a show, concert, movie or opera alone.

Many women go straight to their girlfriends for advice on dating and relationships when a professional source is needed.

An unbiased professional -- someone who sees issues objectively -- is a better choice.

You just nibbled through an entire bar of dark chocolate. You are "out there" again, and the dating world has changed a lot since the eighties. Put down the chocolate; it really isn't so bad out there.

The last time you had a first date, you wore jackets with shoulder pads and permed your hair.

Being afraid to go solo: Solo is the way to go when you are looking to meet someone to date.

Although we love being with our girlfriends, constantly traveling with a group of gal pals is a recipe for disaster.

My advice is to get out there, but avoid these common mistakes I see women make after divorce.

Dating too soon after the divorce: I learned this lesson early. I was a dating disaster since I wasn't truly ready.

I know from experience that some men are happy with this idea.