Episode 79: Dating in your 50’s: A Renewed Idea of Romance with Bela Gandhi

In this week’s episode I speak with Bela Gandhi about the challenges of Dating in your 50’s. It may seem intimidating dating again during menopause but this can actually be the BEST time to date! At this stage in your life, you can really take a step back and take inventory of all your experiences, so that you can move into a new relationship free of your own destructive habits. All the romantic notions of love that our culture pushes on us, tend to be counterproductive. Bela Bela Gandhi will teach you not to chase the butterflies and instant chemistry; what you really want is a slow burn, enjoy really getting to know someone, dating is an adventure! 

Key Takeaways: 

[3:10] Dating over 50 is the BEST time to date

[4:50] Introspection is essential to move forward into a new healthy relationship

[7:25] Confusing butterflies as excitement but it's really a warning system

[9:50] Joy Safety and Ease.

[11:10] Boring might actually just be safe

[13:20] Good Husband Qualities

[14:30] Don’t rush: Let the chemistry grow 

[17:20] Love Bombs feel good but are a RED FLAG

[20:00] Set Boundaries Take one step at a time.

[23:00] Nothing worthwhile in life is easy

[27:00] You are the fun, don’t rely on them being fun

[28:20] Keep an open mind

[29:40] Navigating professional life and Dating 

[33:00] Who pays?


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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.

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