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
    • 5.0 • 30 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.

    Janine and Kevin

    Janine and Kevin

    Do you wonder whether you’ll ever meet a man who is the right partner for the woman you’ve become? Janine did. She'd left her quarter-of-a-century marriage. When the pandemic began eight years later, she had a successful career and the wisdom that comes from decades of self-development. On our Season 4 finale, Janine shares how she approached dating as an adventure, came close to giving up on her search, and took a series of remarkable risks that led her to the love she was seeking.
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    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.
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    • 57 min
    Sandy and the Liverpool Dude

    Sandy and the Liverpool Dude

    How do you handle things when a date you’re excited to go on leads to the ultimate dating disappointment? Sandy knows the answer. She and the Liverpool Dude had matched on Bumble. They talked for hours on the phone and texted multiple times. There was a palpable connection. She said “yes” to a first date. Listen to discover what happened next.
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    To learn more about Sandy Weiner and her dating and relationship coaching for women over 40, visit LastFirstDateRadio.com
     Listen to the Last First Date Radio Podcast
    Join the “Your Last First Date” Facebook Group
    Get a copy of Sandy’s book, Becoming a Woman of Value: How to Thrive in Life and Love here.
    Visit TheWomenofValue.com
    Join the Woman of Value Club
    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
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    • 41 min
    Carolyn and Her Fifty First Dates

    Carolyn and Her Fifty First Dates

    It’s not unusual to date the same kind of person again and again, but Carolyn didn’t want to do that. Following a breakup, she decided to date a wide variety of types of men so that she could identify the qualities she wanted in a long-term partner. She named her adventure the “Fifty First Dates Project.” Find out what happened, what she learned during her two and a half year dating odyssey, and whether it led her to her Mr. Yes.
    Carolyn Lee Arnold's new book "Fifty First Dates After Fifty: A Memoir" can be purchased on Amazon or at your local bookstore. You can learn more about Carolyn on her website and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.  
    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
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    • 47 min
    Special Episode: The SuperLOVED System with Macy Matarazzo

    Special Episode: The SuperLOVED System with Macy Matarazzo

    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 Matarazzo. 
    Take the Love Vibe Quiz and find out what's blocking you from love.
    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 
     

    • 37 min
    Cindy and Bob

    Cindy and Bob

    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, 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 

    • 37 min
    Special Episode: Marriage Minded Dating with Marcia Naomi Berger

    Special Episode: Marriage Minded Dating with Marcia Naomi Berger

    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 Love" can be purchased on Amazon or at your local bookstore.
    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 

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 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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