Dating in later life, particularly after a divorce, can be daunting. But single 50+ women have a hilarious advocate in the form of Yours favourite, Dawn French.
Dawn, 60, remarried after her divorce from Lenny Henry, and says she "wasn't really looking" for a relationship when she met husband Mark Bignell.
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During a Q&A session on her recent tour, the comedienne offered her best dating advice:
"First tip, get back into your big pants. Give up on underwear that's going to impress anyone." She added that she met her husband when she was dating and having fun rather than looking for anything serious, and also that being a bit drunk had helped!
Last year Dawn admitted she'd been left a "bit broken" by her 2010 divorce, so we're delighted that she's found happiness once more. She told the audience: "I've mended myself."
So in short, if you're looking for a husband - grab your big knickers and a glass of wine!