Confessions of a Middle Aged Babe Magnet
Chad Stone got divorced in mid-life and bravely entered the world of dating in the 21st century. He learned how to date again and used every available option– online dating, speed dating, set-ups by friends, and meeting women in the “real world.” His experiences became a humorous memoir/self help book called Confessions of a Middle-Aged Babe Magnet. Following are loosely transcribed excerpts from my radio interview with Chad.
|1. How different was being single again after your divorce vs. dating before marriage?
After my divorce, I figured out what I wanted in a woman. I made a list of what I needed at this point in my life – her physical attributes, her values, her lifestyle 9a woman whose kids were grown). I looked at the list and saw that I had described the perfect woman for me. To attract her, I needed to become the perfect babe magnet. I had to have a mindset shift. I did the homework on myself. Without self-improvement, the chances of attracting who you want are low. Make your own list, and figure out which things on your list are absolute deal breakers.
2. Why did you write Confessions of a Middle-Aged Babe Magnet?
It was written as a diary/memoir and a guide to help others. The book charts my life from the time I was confused and not that attractive to the woman of my dreams to the babe magnet I became. By the time I met Christa, I was ready to meet her and she was ready to meet me.
3. Were you always a babe magnet?
When I was dating in my twenties, I had less relationship baggage, my hormones were raging, and I met women in a more organic way. If you find love early on in life, you usually don’t think so much about the process. Decades later, you’re pretty well settled in who you are, what you like, and how things ought to be. This can make you too narrow minded. When you go out on tons of dates, you learn which first dates have potential. Red flags start going up and you learn to recognize them early on. The timing needs to work, too. When I met Christa, we discussed what they were both looking for in a relationship on the first date. It was pretty clear that we were a good match.
Listen to the rest of the interview to learn what Chad said about why it’s never too late to meet your soul mate, how middle-aged men and women can succeed at dating, and much more.