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Despite what you might have heard, a 40-plus woman doesn't need special strategies or tricks to date for marriage.

What worked at 25 is what will work at 35, 45, 55 and beyond — you just need to remember that you truly are a catch!

"It's all about giving hope to women who feel they're on the scrap heap." With this in mind, one-to-one sessions are set up in the tea rooms of the capital's top hotels.

Current clients – all female – include parole officers, psychotherapists and investment bankers (age range 30-70), who seek her advice on everything from how to spice up their internet profile to how to behave on a first date.

So join the best gym you can afford, and work out regularly with a personal trainer.

You'll enjoy the added bonus of meeting men who also embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Likewise, you should be dating seriously before a man learns of your many career accomplishments.

If he seems more interested in your status and success than in your love, politely show him the door. Avoid Gold-Diggers Your date should be putting his best foot forward, not advertising his loans, liens, alimony, child support, and business expenses.

Yet the Radio 4 programme made no reference to the thousands of people for whom dates are like needles in haystacks.

If you can't remember when someone last asked you out, it isn't the minefield of how to behave in a restaurant that causes anguish, it's securing a date in the first place.

Former corporate high-flier Paula Rosdol, a London-based American, specialises in helping women in midlife and beyond relaunch themselves onto the dating scene.