Dear Friends, I'm over 40, 2 years divorced and trying to re-make my life. My x-wife and I are friends. We own a business together which is the main income for us both. I'm finding it extremely difficult to have normal dates again. The few times I've tried with women in my age range, (30 - 45) they were so on guard, I just couldn't get past their defensive barriers. I'm athletic, in excellent shape, and have above average looks. I even appear in TV commercials. I'm ashamed to admit I've fallen into the bad habit escort girls. Currently there is one (early 20s) who is beautiful, and loves having me as a client. She's super sweet, seems thrilled when I call. Genuinely enjoys sex with me. It's just so easy to pick up the phone and boom! I get the full knock-your-socks-off deluxe date in an instant! But a soul mate and a life partner? No way! In this country these girls are from the lower class, which is almost like another planet. Plus I know it's mainly my wallet they're interested in! Should I abstain from this service? Frankly it's hard to resist. Have any of you had to start over again at my age?