Just because you’re in your 40s doesn’t mean you can’t find the love you want. After all, these days the 40s are like the new 30s--you still have vitality and many opportunities waiting. You have more wisdom and experience in choosing a partner, more so than you did when you were younger.
You have to get out of your comfort zone and have a positive attitude. Don’t hide behind work or excuses. Take up courses at the local university or join a skills class like pottery or even yoga. Socialize with other people; be open to blind dates and make friends with the people you meet. Make yourself visible and available, but never desperate.
Enjoy your 40s without worrying about your age; you’ll only stress yourself out. The clock might be ticking, but giving up hope won't get you closer to what you want. Age is only a number, but it's your attitude that will carry you far. While it might feel like forever until the right person comes along, all the waiting and worrying will be worth it. Keep yourself looking and feeling your best. Do it for yourself and who knows...the right person might just be around the corner.