Author: Jodi Klein

Jodi knows that dating can be challenging - especially in your late 30s and beyond. A successful businesswoman, she found herself navigating the dating world later in life. Jodi realized there was no place that demystified the dating scene and offered support, inspiration and camaraderie to female daters in midlife. That’s why she created First Date Stories. She is also the founder and President of Espoir Ventures, LLC, the company behind First Date Stories.
Janine and Kevin

Janine and Kevin

Do you wonder whether you’ll ever meet a man who is the right partner for the woman you’ve become? Janine did. She’d left her quarter-of-a-century marriage. When the pandemic began eight years later, she had a successful career and the wisdom that comes from decades of self-development. On our Season 4 finale, Janine shares how she approached dating as an adventure, came close to giving up on her search, and took a series of remarkable risks that has led her to the love she was seeking.

Sandy and the Liverpool Dude

Sandy and the Liverpool Dude

How do you handle things when a date you’re excited to go on leads to the ultimate dating disappointment? Sandy knows the answer. She and the Liverpool Dude had matched on Bumble. They talked for hours on the phone and texted multiple times. There was a palpable connection. She said “yes” to a first date. Listen to discover what happened next.

Carolyn and Her Fifty First Dates

Carolyn and Her Fifty First Dates

It’s not unusual to date the same kind of person again and again, but Carolyn didn’t want to do that. Following a breakup, she decided to date a wide variety of types of men so that she could identify the qualities she wanted in a long-term partner. She named her adventure the “Fifty First Dates Project.” Find out what happened, what she learned during her two and a half year dating odyssey, and whether it led her to her Mr. Yes.

Special Episode: The SuperLOVED System with Macy Matarazzo

Special Episode: The SuperLOVED System with Macy Matarazzo

Do you want to silence your inner critics? Would you like to date in way that helps you hone in on the right loving partner for you and filter out the wrong ones? In this Special Episode, Love and Relationship Expert Macy Matarazzo discusses her Five Star System and her No Rules Dating Approach. She’s created these dating techniques to help people develop healthy relationships and be super loved.

Cindy and Bob

Cindy and Bob

Bob had the background and accomplishments that Cindy thought she wanted in her next partner. He was well educated. He owned a ranch. He was financially successful. He also had a lot of drama going on in his life. Cindy, who was on the podcast in Season 2, has come back to delve into her first date with Bob and all that transpired afterwards. Season 4, Episode 8

Erin and Sara

Erin and Sara

The saying “timing is everything” definitely applies to dating. Comedian Erin Foley’s three year relationship had just ended when she and Sara went out on their first date. The evening went hilariously sideways. Hear what happened next and whether time was on their side.

Olivia and Robert

Olivia and Robert

Olivia returns to the podcast to talk about a dating app match that was made in the US and led to a first date in Europe. Olivia and Robert texted regularly for three weeks before they met. She was sensing strong chemistry and a deep connection with him as their conversation progressed. Was Olivia right? Discover what happened when they had their debut date in London.

Leelah and Jack

Leelah and Jack

“Why am I not married yet?” is a question Leelah asked herself. She’d expected to be married long before she reached her late 40s. Leelah knew what she wanted and needed from a healthy loving relationship, but hadn’t found it with any of her ex-boyfriends. One night, not long after a breakup, she showed up at a potluck dinner with a rotisserie chicken. So did Jack. Was that a sign that they had something, in addition to a fondness for poultry, in common? Find out.