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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 check out tips on self-care and dating in midlife.

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 check out tips on self-care and dating in midlife.

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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 check out tips on self-care and dating in midlife.

Language:

English


Episodes

Lexi and Jerome

1/14/2021
Can you sense true chemistry and connection from texts, calls, and virtual dates? Or does that really only happen in person? Lexi returns to talk about her date with Jerome. After lots of phone conversations, she had already imagined a future with him. And then they met. Was she right? Find out. Read the transcript for this episode here. You can connect with First Date Stories at FirstDateStories.com or catch up with us on Instagram and Twitter using @1st_DateStories, Facebook using...

Duration:00:27:22

Juliana and Dan

12/31/2020
When there’s not a pandemic going on, New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating with others. Juliana had a New Year’s Eve date with a man who talked a good game, but did he follow through? Listen to find out how she handled what happened. Read the transcript for this episode here. You can connect with First Date Stories at FirstDateStories.com or catch up with us on Instagram and Twitter using @1st_DateStories, Facebook using @1stDates and Pinterest using @firstdatestories.

Duration:00:16:14

Ruth and Mark

12/17/2020
Blind dates can be a great way to meet men. But when a friend set Ruth up with Mark, she made a lot of assumptions about him that turned out to be wrong. Read the transcript for this episode here. You can connect with First Date Stories at FirstDateStories.com or catch up with us on Instagram and Twitter using @1st_DateStories, Facebook using @1stDates and Pinterest using @firstdatestories.

Duration:00:17:11

Jamie and Barb

12/3/2020
Dating has slowed down because of the coronavirus. People are spending weeks or months connecting remotely before saying “hello” face-to-face. Jamie, who’s in her late 50s and hadn’t dated in years, chose to start again as Covid-19 was spreading. Barb and she chatted regularly for six weeks before making plans to meet. Jamie reveals what it’s like to return to dating during the pandemic and the silver lining she discovered. Read the transcript for this episode here. You can connect with...

Duration:00:26:18

Anne and Mike

11/12/2020
Should you give a guy a second chance? That’s a question Anne asked herself when she and Mike reconnected five years after their work romance ended. Tune in to find out what happened when she decided to give their long-distance relationship a try again.

Duration:00:28:10

Penny and Jay

10/29/2020
Is it possible to find love when you least expect it? Penny is a teacher in her 40s who'd given up on online dating. When the pandemic hit, she got creative and used her passion for cosplay to uplift her students. She never imagined where this act of kindness would lead her.

Duration:00:31:03

Special Episode: Returning to Dating After Years Away

10/15/2020
In this special episode, Jodi and her guest, online dating coach Erika Ettin, delve into the truth of what it’s like for women in midlife to date online. Do you want to boost your digital dating skills and confidence? Learn how to get started, the best mindset to have, successful strategies for you to use, how men online think, and much more. Read the transcript for this episode here. You can connect with First Date Stories at FirstDateStories.com or catch up with us on Instagram and...

Duration:00:36:53

Lexi and Sam

10/1/2020
Some women know exactly what they want in a life partner. Lexi spent years running her successful company. With the little free time she had to date, she never wavered from the list of qualities she wanted in a soulmate. Was Sam the man she was seeking? Read the transcript for this episode here. You can connect with First Date Stories at FirstDateStories.com or catch up with us on Instagram and Twitter using @1st_DateStories, Facebook using @1stDates and Pinterest using @firstdatestories.

Duration:00:33:16

Jessica and Sean

9/17/2020
Can your intuition steer you wrong? In our Season 3 premiere, Jessica discloses what happened after she took a chance and asked a guy out on a date. Sean and she seemed compatible at first. Then she made a shocking discovery. Read the transcript for this episode here. You can connect with First Date Stories at FirstDateStories.com or catch up with us on Instagram and Twitter using @1st_DateStories, Facebook using @1stDates and Pinterest using @firstdatestories.

Duration:00:28:53

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