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.
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.

Leelah and Jack

Leelah and Jack

The following is the transcript for this podcast episode.: Jodi: Leelah, thank you for being my guests this episode. Leelah: So glad to be here. Love your podcast. And I’m really excited to be a guest today. Thank you. Jodi: You’re a Seasoned Dater and for anyone who’s wondering what a seasoned dater is, it’s a term that I coined lovingly for adults who are in the dating scene for longer than they had anticipated. Now I’m curious to learn more about you and would…

Siobhan and Carl

Siobhan and Carl

Do you have a long-standing rule that you’ll never break? Siobhan’s was to only go on first dates in public places. When Carl asked her to his house for dinner for their debut date, the invite came after they’d talked almost nightly for over a month. She’d done her online sleuthing. She felt she knew a lot about him. She said “YES.” On our Season 4 premiere, we find out whether Siobhan was right to break her rule and all that took place after she did.

Chloe and David

Chloe and David

After her 24-year marriage ended, Chloe was unsure of her identity and purpose. With her kids now adults, she found the courage to move across the country and start her life anew. In our Season 3 finale, Chloe shares how she reinvented herself in her early 50s. She met David soon after the pandemic began, learned about herself as she got to know him, and ultimately recognized that she’s a badass.

Isabel and Zane

Isabel and Zane

It’s said that you need to know yourself before you can know who the right partner is for you. Isabel returns to the podcast to talk about how the unexpected happened when she focused on her own personal growth and embraced her vulnerabilities.

Special Episode: Can I Trust Him?

Special Episode: Can I Trust Him?

“Can I trust him?” is a question that most every woman asks herself after starting to date a new man. If the answer is “No,” the relationship is doomed to fail. That’s why it’s important that you look for “trust clues” early on. In this special episode, Jodi’s guest, relationship coach Gail Weiner, LMFT, identifies critical trust clues for you to detect in dating profiles, early communications and on first dates so you are better able to answer that question straight away.

Lexi and Jerome

Lexi and Jerome

Are you able to sense true chemistry and connection from texts, calls, and virtual dates? Or can you only sense true chemistry in person? Lexi returns to talk about her date with Jerome. After lots of phone conversations, she had already imagined a future with him. And then they met. Was she right? Find out.