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Mid-Life Dating - Lyn Smith & Joy Bartholomew

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    Lyn explores the topic of midlife dating with guest Joy Bartholomew, a divorce coach, they discuss the challenges and differences of dating in midlife compared to their younger years.

    They share personal experiences and insights, emphasising the importance of safety, confidence and discernment when navigating the world of online dating. They also explore alternative ways to meet potential partners, such as joining meetup groups or engaging in activities/ hobbies that align with our interests, so we can widen our opportunities.


    • Midlife dating is different from dating in your twenties. The dating pool and the issues involved have changed, so it's important to approach it with an open mindset.
    • Online dating can be both loved and hated. While it can lead to successful relationships, it's important to be cautious of scammers and prioritise safety. Meeting in public places, not sharing too much personal information, and being aware of the possibility of 'spiked' drinks are all important precautions to take/ consider.
    • Rejection is protection. If someone rejects you or ghosts you, it's a sign that they're not the right match for you. Instead of feeling bad, be grateful that they're freeing you up to find someone who is a better fit.
    • Explore offline options for meeting potential matches. Join meet-up groups, participate in activities or hobbies that interest you, and attend social events where you can meet like-minded people. Building friendships first can lead to more meaningful relationships.


    "Listen to that little spidey sense, you know, where something just isn't settling right. That is an innate part of our being, those red flags."

    "Rejection is protection. If they reject you or ghost you, then they're not meant for you. So they're leaving you free to seek somebody else who is a better match."

    "There are enough fish in the sea, you can put that fish back in the pond and go and get your rod back out and go fishing again."

    "Just make sure that you stay safe and that you see them for who they really are, not just who they're putting out there, but really have that level of discernment."


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    ABOUT THE GUEST - Joy Bartholomew - Divorce Coach

    After a bitter divorce and building a new life after, Joy knew there had to be a better way.  She became a divorce and life coach to help women ditch the stress and navigate the process more smoothly while gaining confidence as single moms who are ready for new adventures and relationships. 

    Instagram - www.instagram.com/divorce_confidante

    Website - https://www.divorce-confidante.com/


    Lyn Smith – (The Queen of HEARTS) – Love, Dating & Relationship Expert

    Lyn’s personal story is a very inspirational and harrowing one of how she went from having unhealthy and unfulfilling relationships with men (on the back of several serious traumatic sexual assaults in her teens) to now being in a soul fulfilling relationship which makes her feel alive, is full of passion and gives her inner peace.

    She has a proven track record as a Love Solutions - Relationship Expert / Trainer / Inspirational Speaker and Best-Selling Author based upon her own vast personal research, experiential learning and training with the world’s leading industry experts.

    Understanding the polarisation of masculine & feminine energy resulted in her creating massive attraction and a passionate, intimate, fulfilling relationship – that inspired her to design & present her own course programmes to share these break-through relationship techniques with women across the globe.

    HEARTS Entwined is a world-class service based on care and understanding, which is committed to providing step-by-step high-value love, dating and relationship solutions.

    Lyn makes a difference by helping you make a difference; she has a vision of contributing back on a global scale – to create a lasting legacy of safety, dignity and opportunity for children and women who have survived rape, abuse and severe trauma as a result of war crimes and sex trafficking – through the setting up of worldwide – ‘you can heal your life’ centres.




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