The Importance of Vulnerability in Dating

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Without vulnerability in dating, there is no intimacy. In this video, you’ll hear about my first date with a man who was guarded from love.

This is a cautionary tale about the importance of vulnerability in dating and healing childhood wounds if you want to find love.

I met a man on a dating app. He was handsome, and his profile resonated with me. We started texting, and it seemed we had a lot in common. When I asked about the highlight of his day so far, he said he had a deep conversation with a good friend. A man with good friends who enjoys deep conversation? Those are values I admire. When he asked if I’d like to talk on the phone, I said, “I thought you’d never ask!”

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How to Overcome People Pleasing

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Are you a people pleaser? In this video, I share 5 tips to help you overcome people pleasing and learn to say no!

People pleasing…what is it, why do we do it, and how do we stop?

You’re kind. You have a big heart. That’s fantastic! People with big hearts tend to give…and give..without boundaries. They tend to say YES when they mean NO. They tend to take on every volunteer job they’ve been asked to do.  Does this sound like you?

Many people-pleasers have trouble saying NO or asking for what they want and need. Needs? That’s needy, right? Nope. We all have needs, and when we don’t meet them, we are out of alignment with our true selves.

Maybe you have asked others for help, but when they didn’t reciprocate, you surrendered in frustration. “I’ll do it myself!” “I can’t depend on others!” And the resentment started to build…

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A Guide to Total Confidence & Romantic Connection


In this episode of Last First Date Radio, learn how to develop confidence and an authentic romantic connection with Connell Barrett.

Connell Barrett has one mission: help men defeat loneliness and attract their soulmates with authenticity and confidence. He’s the founder of Dating Transformation and a coach with The League. Connell spent years training with the world’s best relationship and self-development experts. Connell’s next project? His forthcoming book, Dating Sucks But You Don’t, to be published in May by Simon & Schuster.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • Connell’s five-year quest to rebuild confidence after his 9-week marriage ended
  • How his advice for men is different from pickup artists
  • What women are really looking for in a man
  • Some of the issues men face when dating after the #metoo movement
  • How to go on your last first date

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How Taking a Break from Sex Can Improve Intimacy

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When is it important to take a break from sex? How does that break improve your relationship? Tune in to find out!

Mary Jo Rapini is a practicing psychotherapist, author, speaker, and Fox 26 Houston expert specializing in relationships. Her mission is to encourage healthy and strong relationships, beginning with the relationship you have with yourself.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • The most common sex issues 
  • Why couples struggle with sex
  • When to take a break from sex
  • How to have a conversation about taking a break from sex
  • What to do on your sex break

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Dress For Dating Success

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When you dress for dating success, your confidence soars. My guest, Scarlett De Bease, is an image consultant who shows you what to wear.

Scarlett De Bease helps women dress for dating success, and she shows women executives and business owners how to look as put together on the outside as they are inside. For the last 14 years, she has guided her clients to always know what to wear, have outfits that reflect their personality, professionalism, and power, plus have the confidence in their appearance they’ve been endlessly searching for. 

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • Why Scarlett became an image stylist
  • How a woman’s clothes affect her mindset and confidence in dating
  • Tips for a woman to rock her first date outfit
  • How to ace a Zoom date by looking and feeling your best

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