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.
Cindy and Mike

Cindy and Mike

Cindy was just 46 years old when her husband died. Following years of mourning, adjusting, and renewal, she started dating again. A concern of hers was going out with newly separated men. Find out what happened when she decided to say “yes” to a date with one. 

 Tara and Lee

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. 

 Laura and Ivan

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.

Denise and Brad

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.

 Monica and Scott

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.