Midlife Dating Adventures

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Midlife dating can be fun and adventurous. Listen to this episode with author and podcast host, Jodi Klein, to hear first date stories!

Jodi Klein is the author of “First Date Stories: Women’s Romantic and Ridiculous Midlife Adventures,” which was published September, 2021. She is the host of the podcast “First Date Stories” and blog of the same name. Jodi created the First Date Stories platform to help women navigate dating in midlife, share advice, and stay on course to find enduring love.

In EP 478 of the Last First Date Podcast:

  • Why Jodi wrote First Date Stories
  • Who was the Dame in Shining Armor?
  • How Jodi went on her last first date
  • 6 Dating Deterrents that can keep you single
  • What is a Seasoned Dater?
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Fifty Dates After Fifty

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Carolyn Lee Arnold went on fifty first dates after fifty to find her partner. Listen to this episode to find out what happened!

Carolyn Lee Arnold is a writer, hiker, relationship workshop assistant, and former educational researcher. Fifty First Dates After Fifty is about an experiment she set up for dating men. Before that, she spent 18 years identifying as a lesbian feminist. Still a feminist, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • Why Carolyn wrote a book about her fifty dates after fifty
  • How setting a goal of 50 dates made dating more enjoyable
  • The workshops Carolyn attended that helped her learn more about love, intimacy, and sexuality
  • How dating married or unavailable men helped her on her journey to love
  • The lessons she learned from her dating research project
  • How she found the man she’s with now
  • What you can learn from this book to help you enjoy the dating process
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How to Be More Vulnerable On Dates

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Being vulnerable on dates helps you build intimacy. But what exactly is vulnerability? Check out this video to learn more.

Why is it so important to be vulnerable on dates? And how do we define vulnerability?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines being vulnerable as:

1: capable of being physically or emotionally wounded

2: open to attack or damage : ASSAILABLE, vulnerable to criticism

If this is vulnerability, no thank you, right? Most of us grew up with this definition, and we avoided being vulnerable to protect ourselves from being hurt. Unfortunately, this protection also kept us from true intimacy.

My son, Max, joined me for this video on how to be more vulnerable on dates…

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An Introvert’s Guide to Online Dating

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Online dating can be challenging for introverts. In ‘An introvert’s guide to online dating’, you’ll learn how to make dating work for you!

Introverts report having fewer romantic relationships  than extraverts. One of the reasons is because they often take more time in forming meaningful relationships. And they don’t feel as comfortable in social settings where most people meet and fall in love.

That’s why online dating can be a great fit for introverts. Rather than shouting over loud music at a social gathering or bar – an introvert’s nightmare – they can browse potential matches from the comfort of their home. And they can take their time when writing messages to the people they connect with online. Perfect for those of us who like to think and process before we speak or write.

But that doesn’t necessarily make online dating fun or easy. This video is an introvert’s guide to online dating. You’ll learn how to make online dating more enjoyable and less draining.

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How to Avoid Dating Burnout

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Got dating burnout? Tune into this episode with dating coach, author and matchmaker, Laura Bilotta for great tips to overcome burnout.

In a world where dating is dictated by algorithms and predetermined categories, Laura Bilotta, professional matchmaker, dating coach and author, offers over 19 years of expertise and personal guidance to help singles navigate through the complicated dating landscape in the ever-elusive search for “the one.” Her experience, skills and insights have led to thousands of successfully united singles through events and one-on-one matchmaking coaching sessions. She is host of The Dating and Relationship Show on Global News Radio 640 Toronto.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • Why Clubhouse is the new way to date
  • What causes dating burnout?
  • How can people avoid dating burnout?
  • How to improve your dating profile
  • How to date during the pandemic
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