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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

Special Episode: The SuperLOVED System with Macy Matarazzo

11/11/2021
Do you want to silence your inner critics? Would you like to date in a way that helps you hone in on the right loving partner for you and filter out the wrong ones? In this Special Episode, Love and Relationship Expert Macy Matarazzo discusses her Five Star System and her No Rules Dating Approach. She’s created these dating techniques to help people develop healthy relationships and be super loved. Learn more about the SuperLoved System and sign up for a free consultation with Macy...

Duration:00:37:23

Cindy and Bob

10/28/2021
Bob had the background and accomplishments that Cindy thought she wanted in her next partner. He was well educated. He owned a ranch. He was financially successful. He also had a lot of drama going on in his life. Cindy, who was on the podcast in Season 2, has come back to delve into her first date with Bob and all that transpired afterwards. Read the transcript for this episode. First Date Stories: Women’s Romantic and Ridiculous Midlife Adventures is now available from Amazon, ...

Duration:00:37:01

Special Episode: Marriage Minded Dating with Marcia Naomi Berger

10/14/2021
In this Special Episode, Relationship and Marriage Expert Marcia Naomi Berger talks all about dating with marriage in mind. You will hear her advice on dealing with wounds from previous relationships, learn about repetition compulsion (and how to avoid it), and discover marriage minded dating techniques for you to use. You can find out more about Marcia Naomi Berger and get in touch with her at www.marriagemeetings.com. Her new book, "Marriage Minded: And A to Z Dating Guide for Lasting...

Duration:00:37:01

Erin and Sara

9/30/2021
The saying “timing is everything” definitely applies to dating. Comedian Erin Foley’s three year relationship had just ended when she and Sara went out on their first date. The evening went hilariously sideways. Hear what happened next and whether time was on their side. Enjoy more of Erin Foley's comedy and find out where she'll be performing next. Read the transcript for this episode. First Date Stories: Women’s Romantic and Ridiculous Midlife Adventures is now available from Amazon, ...

Duration:00:40:50

Olivia and Robert

9/16/2021
Olivia returns to the podcast to talk about a dating app match that was made in the US and led to a first date in Europe. Olivia and Robert texted regularly for three weeks before they met. She was sensing strong chemistry and a connection with him as their conversation progressed. Was Olivia right? Discover what happened when they had their debut date in London. Read the transcript for this episode. First Date Stories: Women’s Romantic and Ridiculous Midlife Adventures is now available...

Duration:00:43:11

Special Episode: Mindful Dating with Dr. Marie Thouin

9/1/2021
Is your approach to dating working as you’d like it to? Ready to try something new? In this special episode, Jodi and her guest, Mindful Dating Coach Dr. Marie Thouin, explore what it means to date mindfully. Don’t miss this conversation about how to effectively overcome rejection and incorporate enchantment, self-care, self-love and fun into your dating life. Read Dr. Marie Thouin’s article: Humanize Online Dating Through Mindful Swiping To schedule a 30-minute free exploratory...

Duration:00:40:05

Laurie James and Gary

8/19/2021
After ending her marriage of 26 years, Laurie had lost faith that she’d meet someone who has the qualities she’s looking for in a loving partner. Then she met Gary. Did they come into each other's lives at the right time? Find out. Laurie's book "Sandwiched: A Memoir of Holding on and Letting Go" can be purchased on Amazon or at your local bookstore. You can learn more about Laurie at laurieejames.com and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram. Read the transcript for this...

Duration:00:37:04

Leelah and Jack

8/5/2021
“Why am I not married yet?” is a question Leelah asked herself. She’d expected to be married long before she reached her late 40s. Leelah knew what she wanted and needed from a healthy loving relationship, but hadn’t found it with any of her ex-boyfriends. One night, not long after a breakup, she showed up at a potluck dinner with a rotisserie chicken. So did Jack. Was that a sign that they had something, in addition to a fondness for poultry, in common? Find out. Read the transcript for...

Duration:00:38:24

Siobhan and Carl

7/22/2021
Do you have a long-standing rule that you’ll never break? Siobhan’s was to only go on first dates in public places. When Carl asked her to his house for dinner for their debut date, the invite came after they’d talked almost nightly for over a month. She’d done her online sleuthing. She felt she knew a lot about him. She said “yes!” On our Season 4 premiere, we find out whether Siobhan was right to break her rule and all that took place after she did. Read the transcript for this...

Duration:00:31:10

Chloe and David

2/25/2021
After her 24-year marriage ended, Chloe was unsure of her identity and purpose. With her kids now adults, she found the courage to move across the country and start her life anew. In our Season 3 finale, Chloe shares how she reinvented herself in her early 50s. She met David soon after the pandemic began, learned about herself as she got to know him, and ultimately recognized that she’s a badass. Read the transcript for this episode here. You can connect with First Date Stories at...

Duration:00:38:05

Isabel and Zane

2/11/2021
It’s said that you need to know yourself before you can know who the right partner is for you. Isabel returns to the podcast to talk about how the unexpected happened when she embraced her vulnerabilities and focused on her own personal growth. Read the transcript for this episode here. Sign up for our monthly newsletter, The Weekender, and receive helpful dating tips, inspiration, and info about this podcast. Got a story to share? Tell us about it at...

Duration:00:20:53

Special Episode: Can I Trust Him? with Gail Weiner

1/28/2021
“Can I trust him?” is a question that most every woman asks herself after starting to date a new man. If the answer is “No,” the relationship is doomed to fail. That’s why it’s important that you look for “trust clues” early on. In this special episode, Jodi’s guest, relationship coach Gail Weiner, LMFT, identifies critical trust clues for you to detect in dating profiles, early communications and on first dates so you are better able to answer that question straight away. Read the...

Duration:00:34:00

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