Dating Over 40: The Man-Free Diet – RX for a Broken Heart

Are you suffering from a broken heart?  Maybe you’re distressed by dating disappointment, a similar but more subdued malady. Well, here’s a unique solution that I found that has a whole lot of merit.

According to Lola Rogers, creator of The Boy-Free Diet, the best solution after a break up is to proceed sans man.  Not a bad idea.  She has a series of rules that if followed, are rewarded with the ever popular retail therapy – but limited to once a week.  Lola is pracitcal too.


I think her rules can be modified just a bit for a slightly older crowd:

The Man-Free Diet
1) No drinking and dialing/emailing of any kind
2) No visiting places where your ex is known to frequent
3) No sad music, tear jerker movies, or romance novels
4) No leaning on your back-up male friends who wish they meant  more to you
5) No picking up strangers to help you get over "him"
6) No dating just for the sake of being in a man’s company
7) No beating yourself up, thinking about all the things you wish you’d done differently

Don’t forget about the reward for sticking to this stringent diet – a weekly shopping trip

And, like Weight Watchers –  you can take advantage of these freebie options anytime:

Man-Free Diet Freebies
1) Plenty of Girl’s Nights Out with fun and laughter
2) A good dose of getting to know yourself again and decompressing
3) Hot baths and hot tubbing
4) Exercise – get reacquainted with those endorphins
5) Pampering from massage to nails to facials 
6) Make over from makeup to hair style to getting your colors done
7) Journaling, meditation, therapy if needed
8) Occasional chocolate indulgences
9) Almost anything that makes you laugh is a good thing

I think Lola has something with this diet and along with the suggested freebies, this is a solid plan to make the whole healing process much more pleasant and potentially faster.  If you are under the influence of post man mortem, give this remedy a try.
Single for too long, Ronnie wanted to find love. So, she made a few tweaks and then dated 30 men in 15 months to meet her adorable husband Paul. Discovering the keys to midlife dating, she founded It’s Never Too Late for Love to help other smart, successful women find love too! Her mission is to share her proven dating advice  and keen insights about men with women everywhere who are serious about finding love with the right man. Ronnie Ann Ryan, MBA, CCC is a Certified Coach who has helped 1,000’s of midlife women with her Love & Dating Coach services. She’s been featured on BBC’s 5 Live Radio, NBC, ABC, and Fox News, NPR, eHarmony,,, Connecticut Magazine among others around the world. An established author, you can find her 6 books on Amazon.

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