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We offer inspiration, insight, resources and support to single, divorced and widowed women in their late 30s and beyond who desire a loving partner.

The single thing all women need in the world is inspiration, and inspiration comes from storytelling.

-Zainab Salbi

2019-05-09T12:14:52-08:00

-Zainab Salbi

The single thing all women need in the world is inspiration, and inspiration comes from storytelling.
There's something special about telling a story.

- Doris Kearns Goodwin

2018-11-03T21:49:45-08:00

- Doris Kearns Goodwin

There's something special about telling a story.
Everybody has a story and there’s something to learn from every experience.

- Oprah, Oprah’s Master Class

2018-11-03T21:47:35-08:00

- Oprah, Oprah’s Master Class

Everybody has a story and there’s something to learn from every experience.

 

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Single, But Not Alone, During the Holidays

ASK A COACH: There’s a lot I like about being single after 19 years of marriage. But with the holidays coming up, I’m concerned about feeling left out. Can you suggest some strategies for me?

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Monica and Rich

What’s it like to date after a bitter divorce? In our Season 2 finale, Monica returns to talk about the atypical way she got started with online dating, how she got her groove back, and her first date with a man who she asked out.

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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. 

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Natasha and Ed

Natasha didn’t know what to make of Ed’s oversharing and under-listening on their first date. How interested was he in learning about her? She also wasn’t sure what he’d think of her new dating rule. Find out what happened.

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Isabel and Todd

Have you been picked up by a guy at a bar before? Isabel has. She had fun flirting with Todd and was excited when he asked her out. Their first date took a turn she never saw coming.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Getting Back to Dating After Taking a Break

Taking a break from dating can give you an energy boost, renewed hope and enthusiasm. When you’re ready for your comeback, follow these helpful tips to make the most of your fresh start.

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