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.
 Maxine and Brian

Maxine and Brian

For our Season 2 premiere, we explore dating and heavy drinking. Maxine used to get drunk on dates to deal with her nervousness and ended up in relationships with the wrong men. Hear about her date with Brian, how she awoke to her unhealthy dating pattern, and what she did about it.

 Vanessa and Liam

Vanessa and Liam

In the world of dating, no matter your age, signals get crossed and actions are misinterpreted. This was true for Vanessa, who returns to the podcast to talk about her first date with Liam. She was interested in him, but did he feel the same way about her? Discover why there was so much confusion and what Vanessa learned from her experience. Read the Transcript Season 1, Episode 19

 Tracy and Craig

Tracy and Craig

Tracy is an experienced dater. When she connected with Craig online, she liked what she saw and read. But as their first date approached, she got cold feet and wanted to cancel. Tracy met him anyway. Did they turn out to be a good match? Listen and find out.

 Cheryle and Ray

Cheryle and Ray

In this high-tech era, with social media, online dating and dating apps, some women wonder if it’s still possible to meet a man the old fashioned way, in person. Cheryle returns to the podcast to share how she met Ray and what happened on their first date. 

 Rachel and Matt

Rachel and Matt

Everyone’s time is valuable. How much of it should you spend texting and emailing with a prospective date before meeting him for the first time? A seasoned dater, Rachel invested more upfront time getting to know Matt than she usually did with her blind dates. As it turned out, Matt’s actions spoke louder than his words.

 Elizabeth and Tom

Elizabeth and Tom

What do you do when your biological clock is ticking and you want to be a mom, but there is no man in your life? Elizabeth decided to go it alone and was pregnant when Tom asked her to dinner. The story of what happened next should be heard by every woman who’s in a similar place in life today as Elizabeth was then.

Connie and Chris

Connie and Chris

Connie thought she had found the perfect match in Chris. But, when his actions on their first date suddenly took a sharp turn, she wondered whether she should trust her heart, or her gut. Listen as Connie shares her story about connection and intimacy, and how they don’t always match up.