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We offer inspiration, insight, resources and support to single, divorced and widowed women in their late 30s and beyond who desire a loving partner.

There's something special about telling a story.

- Doris Kearns Goodwin

2018-11-03T21:49:45-08:00

- Doris Kearns Goodwin

There's something special about telling a story.
Everybody has a story and there’s something to learn from every experience.

- Oprah, Oprah’s Master Class

2018-11-03T21:47:35-08:00

- Oprah, Oprah’s Master Class

Everybody has a story and there’s something to learn from every experience.
The single thing all women need in the world is inspiration, and inspiration comes from storytelling.

-Zainab Salbi

2019-05-09T12:14:52-08:00

-Zainab Salbi

The single thing all women need in the world is inspiration, and inspiration comes from storytelling.

 

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Natasha and Ed

Natasha didn’t know what to make of Ed’s oversharing and under-listening on their first date. How interested was he in learning about her? She also wasn’t sure what he’d think of her new dating rule. Find out what happened.

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Isabel and Todd

Have you been picked up by a guy at a bar before? Isabel has. She had fun flirting with Todd and was excited when he asked her out. Their first date took a turn she never saw coming.

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Tara and Lee

Tara’s husband was an alcoholic. Their marriage fell apart. She started dating online to help her heal from the devastating divorce. Tara wanted to find a fun companion, not another husband. Hear how she met Lee and about their spontaneous first date. 

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Laura and Ivan

When Laura realized she wanted a life partner, she took a project-like approach to finding love. Find out what happened when Laura and Ivan connected first through OKCupid, and then again, unintentionally, through Match.com one year later.

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Denise and Brad

Denise became a widow in her early 40s. After years of grieving her tragic loss, she emerged armed with humor and a positive attitude and started dating online. Friends told her she’d hate it, but she didn’t. Hear how Denise moved forward and about her first date with Brad.

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Getting Back to Dating After Taking a Break

Taking a break from dating can give you an energy boost, renewed hope and enthusiasm. When you’re ready for your comeback, follow these helpful tips to make the most of your fresh start.

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Tabatha and Richard

Sometimes people turn out to be very different than they seemed on a first date. That’s what Tabatha discovered after a well-intentioned friend set her up with Richard. The date went great. What happened afterwards wasn’t.

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Special Episode: How to Find Joy While Dating

In this special episode, Jodi and her guest, relationship coach Sarika Jain, discuss the roadblocks and fears that women often face while dating in midlife. Sarika shares the five keys to enjoying the dating process and becoming a joyful dater.

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Monica and Scott

Monica was devastated when her physician husband of 21 years left her for his nurse. A bitter divorce followed. A friend eventually convinced her to start dating again. Monica shares how she found bravery within and went on a memorable first post-divorce date with Scott.

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Why Does He Only Talk About Himself?

ASK A COACH: The same thing keeps happening on most of my first dates. The men talk all about themselves and barely ask any questions about me. What’s going on? Don’t they want to get to know me?

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