56 episodes

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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

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.

    Siobhan and Carl

    Siobhan and Carl

    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 episode.
    Pre-order First Date Stories: Women’s Romantic and Ridiculous Midlife Adventures from Bookshop.org, Amazon, or your local bookstore and receive it as soon as it’s published on September 14. Learn more about the book here.
    Sign up for our monthly newsletter, “The Weekender,” and get the mini Modern Day Dating Dictionary for free.
    Got a story to share? Tell us about it at https://firstdatestories.com/share.
    Got a story to share? Tell us about it at https://firstdatestories.com/share.
    Connect with us at FirstDateStories.com
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    • 31 min
    Leelah and Jack

    Leelah and Jack

    “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 this episode.
    Pre-order First Date Stories: Women’s Romantic and Ridiculous Midlife Adventures from Bookshop.org, Amazon, or your local bookstore and receive it as soon as it’s published on September 14. Learn more about the book here.
    Sign up for our monthly newsletter, “The Weekender,” and get the mini Modern Day Dating Dictionary for free.
    Got a story to share? Tell us about it at https://firstdatestories.com/share.
    Got a story to share? Tell us about it at https://firstdatestories.com/share.
    Connect with us at FirstDateStories.com
    First Date Stories on Facebook
    First Date Stories on Instagram
    First Date Stories on Pinterest

    • 38 min
    Laurie James and Gary

    Laurie James and Gary

    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 episode.
    Pre-order First Date Stories: Women’s Romantic and Ridiculous Midlife Adventures from Bookshop.org, Amazon, or your local bookstore and receive it as soon as it’s published on September 14. Learn more about the book here.
    Sign up for our monthly newsletter, “The Weekender,” and get the mini Modern Day Dating Dictionary for free.
    Got a story to share? Tell us about it at https://firstdatestories.com/share.
    Connect with us at FirstDateStories.com
    First Date Stories on Facebook
    First Date Stories on Instagram
    First Date Stories on Pinterest

    • 37 min
    Special Episode: Mindful Dating with Dr. Marie Thouin

    Special Episode: Mindful Dating with Dr. Marie Thouin

    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 consultation with Dr. Marie Thouin, visit her website LoveInsight-Dating.com

    Connect with Dr. Marie Thouin on Instagram and Facebook.

    • 40 min
    Olivia and Robert

    Olivia and Robert

    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 from Amazon, Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble, and your local independent bookstore. Learn more about the book here.
    Sign up for our monthly newsletter, “The Weekender,” and get the Mini Modern Day Dating Dictionary for free!
    Got a story to share? Tell us about it at https://firstdatestories.com/share.
    Connect with us at FirstDateStories.com
    First Date Stories on Facebook
    First Date Stories on Instagram
    First Date Stories on Pinterest 

    • 43 min
    Erin and Sara

    Erin and Sara

    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, Bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble, and your local independent bookstore. Learn more about the book here.
    Sign up for our monthly newsletter, “The Weekender,” and get the Mini Modern Day Dating Dictionary for free!
    Got a story to share? Tell us about it at https://firstdatestories.com/share.
    Connect with us at FirstDateStories.com
    First Date Stories on Facebook
    First Date Stories on Instagram
    First Date Stories on Pinterest 

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Austin Groupon Lover ,

Empathetic and Real

If you are navigating dating and you are over 40 yrs old, listen to these true stories. You’ll feel supported and know you are not alone with the unpredictable world of seeking a positive relationship.

Bay Area Carolyn ,

So supportive!

This is a combination of close girlfriends talking about what it’s like to date after age 30, 40, 50 and older, sharing advice and supporting each other to go on, and a wise big sister who truly cares about each woman. I was so impressed with host Jodi Klein’s generosity to help midlife women during the dating process by creating this podcast, so that they are inspired to keep dating until they find their partner, as she did. The way she supportively interviews each woman about her date elicits honesty, tenderness, good humor, and insights. The episodes range from heartfelt, confident, and hilarious to sobering, and I love how Jodi always ends with the lessons and tips for other women. I’m going to recommend to all my single women friends, Brava Jodi!

Helen215202 ,

Binge-worthy Podcast!

I listened to Season 3 in one afternoon and can’t wait for more episodes to be released! Jodi is a skillful host and draws out the deeper insights and learnings from her guests’ experiences. I learned, I laughed and I am inspired by these storytellers. If you’re dating or thinking about dating, this podcast will make you feel like you’re with a group of wise best friends.

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