Stories of Divorced Women Dating in Midlife

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.

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.

 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. 

 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.

 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

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.