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This podcast is for every single, divorced, and widowed woman in her late 30s and beyond who is in the dating scene or considering a comeback. Hear women like you talk all about their first dates and how they’re navigating the changed dating world. Become a wiser, in-the-know dater, as women share their experiences and the lessons they've learned with host Jodi Klein and you. Visit firstdatestories.com to provide your take on these tales, share your own, connect with other listeners, and check out first date tips and tools.

This podcast is for every single, divorced, and widowed woman in her late 30s and beyond who is in the dating scene or considering a comeback. Hear women like you talk all about their first dates and how they’re navigating the changed dating world. Become a wiser, in-the-know dater, as women share their experiences and the lessons they've learned with host Jodi Klein and you. Visit firstdatestories.com to provide your take on these tales, share your own, connect with other listeners, and check out first date tips and tools.

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United States

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This podcast is for every single, divorced, and widowed woman in her late 30s and beyond who is in the dating scene or considering a comeback. Hear women like you talk all about their first dates and how they’re navigating the changed dating world. Become a wiser, in-the-know dater, as women share their experiences and the lessons they've learned with host Jodi Klein and you. Visit firstdatestories.com to provide your take on these tales, share your own, connect with other listeners, and check out first date tips and tools.

Language:

English


Episodes

Monica and Rich

11/21/2019
What's it like to date after a bitter divorce? In our Season 2 finale, Monica returns to talk about the atypical way she got started with online dating, how she got her groove back, and her first date with a man who she asked out.

Duration:00:31:12

Cindy and Mike

11/14/2019
Cindy returned to dating a few years after her husband died. A young widow, she was wary of dating separated men. Find out what happened when she did.

Duration:00:31:06

Natasha and Ed

11/7/2019
Natasha didn't know what to make of Ed's oversharing and under-listening on their first date. She also wasn't sure what he'd think of her new dating rule. Find out what happened.

Duration:00:25:11

Isabel and Todd

10/31/2019
Have you been picked up by a guy at a bar before? Isabel has. She had fun flirting with Todd and was excited when he asked her out. Their first date took a turn she never saw coming.

Duration:00:13:25

Tara and Lee

10/24/2019
Tara's husband was an alcoholic. Their marriage fell apart. She started dating online to help her heal from the devastating divorce. Tara wanted to find a fun companion, not another husband. Hear how she met Lee and about their spontaneous first date.

Duration:00:29:45

Laura and Ivan

10/17/2019
When Laura reached her 40s, and realized she wanted a life partner, she took a project-like approach to finding love. Hear what happened when Laura and Ivan connected first through OKCupid, and then again, unintentionally, through Match.com one year later.

Duration:00:19:14

Denise and Brad

10/10/2019
Denise became a widow in her early 40s. After years of grieving her tragic loss, she emerged armed with humor and a positive attitude and started dating online. Friends told her she'd hate it, but she didn't. Hear how Denise moved forward and about her first date with Brad.

Duration:00:26:04

Tabatha and Richard

10/3/2019
Sometimes people turn out to be very different than they seemed on a first date. That's what Tabatha discovered after a well-intentioned friend set her up with Richard. The date went great. What happened afterwards wasn't.

Duration:00:18:03

Special Episode: How to Find Joy While Dating with Sarika Jain

9/26/2019
In this special episode, Jodi and her guest, relationship coach Sarika Jain, discuss the roadblocks and fears that women often face while dating in midlife. Sarika shares the five keys to enjoying the dating process and becoming a joyful dater.

Duration:00:41:44

Monica and Scott

9/19/2019
Monica was devastated when her physician husband of 21 years left her for his nurse. A bitter divorce followed. A friend eventually convinced her to start dating again. Monica shares how she found bravery within and went on a memorable first post-divorce date with Scott.

Duration:00:24:30

Leah and Paul

9/12/2019
After decades of dating, Leah switched it up and hired a matchmaker. Hear her recount what happened when she took an "old school" approach to finding her Mr. Right.

Duration:00:21:59

Maxine and Brian

9/5/2019
For the season two premiere, we explore dating and heavy drinking. Maxine used to get drunk on dates to deal with her nervousness and ended up in relationships with the wrong men. Hear about her date with Brian, how she awoke to her unhealthy dating pattern, and what she did about it.

Duration:00:26:05

Rose and Jared

3/28/2019
“Epic" is the best way to describe Rose’s first date with Jared. For our season ending episode, we bring you a magical tale about self-love, immediate attraction, taking risks and living in the moment. It’s not to be missed!

Duration:00:17:57

Vanessa and Liam

3/21/2019
In the world of dating, no matter your age, signals get crossed and actions are misinterpreted. This was true for Vanessa, who returns to the podcast to talk about her first date with Liam. She was interested in him, but did he feel the same way about her? Discover why there was so much confusion and what Vanessa learned from her experience.

Duration:00:15:54

Tracy and Craig

3/14/2019
Tracy is an experienced dater. When she connected with Craig online, she liked what she saw and read. But as their first date approached, she got cold feet and wanted to cancel. Tracy met him anyway. Did they turn out to be a good match? Listen and find out.

Duration:00:13:50

Special Episode: The Science Behind Relationships, Love and Dating with Dr. Marisa Cohen

3/7/2019
In this special episode, Jodi and her guest, Dr. Marisa Cohen, delve into the science behind relationships, love and dating. Discover what studies have revealed about love at first sight, online dating, male and female attraction signals and more. Marisa, a relationship researcher and Associate Professor of Psychology, is the author of From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love.

Duration:00:40:16

Cheryle and Ray

2/28/2019
In this high tech era, with social media, online dating and dating apps, some women wonder if it's still possible to meet a man the old fashioned way, in person. Cheryle returns to the podcast to share how she met Ray and what happened on their first date.

Duration:00:10:36

Rachel and Matt

2/21/2019
Everyone's time is valuable. How much of it should you spend texting and emailing with a prospective date before meeting him for the first time? A seasoned dater, Rachel invested more upfront time getting to know Matt than she usually did with her blind dates. As it turned out, Matt's actions spoke louder than his words.

Duration:00:20:37

Elizabeth and Tom

2/14/2019
What do you do when your biological clock is ticking and you want to be a mom, but there is no man in your life? Elizabeth decided to go it alone. With the help of a sperm bank, she got pregnant and was on her way to becoming a single mom. Then Tom, a childhood crush who had gotten married, asked her to dinner. The story of their evening out, and what happened next, should be heard by every woman who's in a similar place in life as Elizabeth was. Take a listen!

Duration:00:25:13

Connie and Chris

2/7/2019
Connie, a 53 year old divorcee, thought she had found the perfect match in Chris. But, when his actions on their first date suddenly took a sharp turn, she wondered whether she should trust her heart, or her gut. Listen as Connie shares her story about connection and intimacy, and how they don't always match up.

Duration:00:19:15