“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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.