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.
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.

Juliana and Dan

Juliana and Dan

When there’s not a pandemic going on, New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating with others. Juliana had a New Year’s Eve date with a man who talked a good game, but did he follow through? Listen to find out how she handled what happened.

Ruth and Mark

Ruth and Mark

Blind dates can be a good way to meet men. Sometimes people make presumptions about who they’re going out with based on what they know about the person who made the introduction. When a friend set Ruth up with Mark, she made a lot of assumptions about him that turned out to be very wrong.

Jamie and Barb

Jamie and Barb

Dating has slowed down because of the coronavirus. People are spending weeks or months connecting remotely before saying “hello” face-to-face. Jamie, who’s in her late 50s and hadn’t dated in years, chose to start again as Covid-19 was spreading. Barb and she chatted regularly for six weeks before making plans to meet. Jamie reveals what it’s like to return to dating during the pandemic and the silver lining she discovered.

Anne and Mike

Anne and Mike

Should you give a guy a second chance? That’s a question Anne asked herself when she and Mike reconnected five years after their work romance ended. Tune in to find out what happened when she decided to give their long-distance relationship a try again.

Penny and Jay

Penny and Jay

Is it possible to find love when you least expect it? Penny is a teacher in her 40s who’d given up on online dating. When the pandemic hit, she got creative and used her passion for cosplay to uplift her students. She never imagined where this act of kindness would lead her.

Lexi and Sam

Lexi and Sam

Some women know exactly what they want in a life partner. Lexi spent years running her successful company. With the little free time she had to date, she never wavered from the list of qualities she wanted in a soulmate. Was Sam the man she was seeking? Find out.