Once a long term relationship ends, it is always difficult to begin dating. Relationships are comfortable and a person gets used to catering to the needs of one special person. This is true even when they don't particularly like the other person any longer. Fear of starting to date again is real. For some people, it can be completely overwhelming. There are now online dating sites that help get people started again. They have been a boon for those who have no longer feel they know how to date. It is a way to begin fresh and start over.