Throw Your Dating Rules Out the Window!

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I don’t believe in dating rules. They keep us from figuring out what’s right for US in dating. Because relationships are not a one-size-fits-all.

Recently, someone in my private Facebook group, Your Last First Date, posted this graphic image: 10 Dating Commandments 2020. I was happy to see so many women in the group did not agree with these dating rules.

Instead of dating rules, I suggest incorporating dating principles. Here are mine…

Last First Date Dating Principles


1. Work on your stuff so you don’t project fears and past relationship issues on the new guys you meet.
2. Cast a wide net: be as open as you can about the things that don’t matter and as narrow as possible on the things that do.
3. Learn to communicate clearly and kindly.
4. Know your standards, and set clear boundaries to protect what matters from the start.
5. Don’t try to fix men. What you see is what you get.
6. Walk away from men who don’t treat you with kindness and respect.
7. Don’t give up hope. Believe he’s out there waiting for you, and you will find him.
8. Live your best life and be grateful for what you already have.
9. Forgive those who have hurt you so you can move on.
10. Have fun and laugh as much as you can.

Watch the video for more detail on why you should throw out those dating rules.


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How to Date in the Age of Trump

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My podcast guest, @JulieSpira, shares great tips for how to date in the age of Trump. This is crucial in our politically polarized climate.

My podcast guest, Julie Spira, spoke about our polarized political climate and how challenging it is to date in the age of Trump. She’s America’s Top Online Dating Expert and Digital Matchmaker, and has been coaching singles on finding love online for 25 years. She’s the author of the bestseller, “The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online,” and the upcoming release, “Love in the Age of Trump: How Politics is Polarizing Relationships.”

Listen to/download Episode 386: Julie Spira – How to Date in the Age of Trump

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A Stand-Up Comic Dishes on Dating in Midlife

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Gail Forrest is a stand-up comic who knows what it’s like to date in midlife. Listen to this episode to hear the humor in dating at this stage in life.

Author, stand-up comic (*Second City), entrepreneur, humorist, dating expert, and blogger Gail Forrest knows how to make you laugh – at her, at yourself, at others, and especially at her sharp, provocative and memorable declarations (and videos) about online dating after fifty. She joined me on Last First Date Radio to talk about the humor that can be found when dating in midlife. 

Check out highlights below for EP 383: A Stand-Up Comic Dishes on Dating in Midlife.

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Sex, Libido, and Desire After Menopause

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My podcast guest, Susan Bratton is a sex expert who talked about how to restore libido and desire after menopause. So many great tips!

My podcast guest, Susan Bratton, spoke about how to maintain libido and desire after menopause. A Sex Advisor to Millions, Susan is the Author of 34 books, a television celebrity, YouTube star, Instagram influencer, and spokesperson and advocate for sexual wellness. She is passionate about lovemaking and bedroom communication skills. Susan is a phenomenon in the world of pleasure and connection. She has appeared in 500 podcasts, speaking engagements, TV appearances, and radio shows.

Check out highlights below for EP 379: Libido and Desire After Menopause With Sex Advisor, Susan Bratton.

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Keep Your Brain Sharp For a Better Love Life

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The size of your brain matters! My podcast guests, Dave and Susan Kenney, share how keeping your brain sharp can help you have a better love life!

My podcasts guests, Dave and Susan Kenney, spoke about the importance of keeping your brain sharp for a better love life. Dave Kenney is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Emergo Recovery, along with Susan Kenney, who is the Co-Founder and Director of Therapeutic Wellness at Emergo Recovery. Emergo Recovery is a private, residential recovery and wellness center focused on a brain-first approach. With over thirty years of experience in human development, Dave pioneered Actualized Recovery®, an integrative brain-first approach to lasting recovery. Susan has dedicated her extensive career to helping individuals reclaim their life after struggles with debilitating challenges. Together, and along with the team at Emergo, they empower clients toward greater wellbeing and happiness.

Check out highlights below for EP 374: 5 Ways to Keep your Brain Sharp and Your Love Life Strong.

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How to De-Stress in Dating and Relationships

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My podcast guest, Dr. Amy Serin, has helped millions of people de-stress. Learn how to flip the stress switch in dating and relationships.

Want to de-stress? My podcast guest, Dr. Amy Serin is a best selling author, neuropsychologist, and inventor of stress-technology, TouchPoints. Her new book The Stress Switch: The truth about stress and how to short circuit it,  highlights the new neuroscience of stress and how we’ve got it all wrong when it comes to stress management. Dr. Serin’s insights and invention have helped people de-stress over 1,000,000 times in 2018 and she is on a mission to help people cure their excess stress so they can live better lives.

Check out highlights below for EP 370: How to Flip the Stress Switch in Dating and Relationships.

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