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Summary

Behind the façade of dating apps, filtered profile photos, and superficial attraction, how do you find a loving relationship?

Dr Nikki Goldstein, sexologist and relationship expert, is on a mission to break down the walls that stop us making meaningful connections when it comes to dating. In each episode, she follows the journey of one person as they discover and confront what has been holding them back, and helps them solve their common dating problems. We listen in as they go on blind dates and put into practice Nikki’s advice to discover a real connection.

As barriers, fears, and former bad experiences are broken down, this heart-warming podcast series shares the excitement, potential, hope and how-to of finding new love.

Dr Nikki Goldstein is Australia’s modern day expert on all things relating to sex, relationships and everything in between, and is the author of #SingleButDating: 10 Steps to a More Dateable You.

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Episode One: Motormouth

We all hate awkward silences but what happens when we over compensate? Nikki meets Elise. She’s chatty and bubbly but on dates she tends to fill silences without thinking about what she’s saying.

Episode Two: Breaking the Cycle

We’ve all had our hearts broken but what happens when our past prevents us from finding new relationships? Nikki meets Belinda. She always seems to date guys that don’t deserve her time, which has lowered her self-esteem.

Episode Three: The Sex Façade

Sex can be the most intimate way we connect with one another. But what happens when it gets in the way of forming connections? Nikki meets 45-year-old Michael. He describes himself as a dating disaster and says his dates usually end up just as one night stands.

Episode Four: Letting Down the Wall

Often it’s not about finding people to date, but first working out how to present yourself in a way that shows the essence of who you are. Nikki meets Chantelle, a 41-year-old hypnotherapist and plus-size stripper. To avoid wasting time, she confronts prospective dates with exactly what she wants up front.

Episode Five: Control Freak

To form a connection sometimes we need to give up some of our self-control. Nikki meets Olym. He has a successful career but he doesn’t feel like he makes deep connections on dates. He has lost faith in finding love and needs to learn how to let go.

Episode Six: Swiped Out

If you’ve been online dating for a long time, you might start to feel app fatigue. Nikki meets PR expert Katie. She’s recently moved from the UK and looking for a relationship in Sydney. But she’s losing faith in dating apps and her confidence is going with it. Is there really no one good left on dating apps?

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Great for insights

As someone who has been single and dipped a toe into dating via apps, I found this really interesting. It helped me to consider my thoughts about dating, my style and some tools to help me get passed some negative thinking.
would have liked to hear more...seemed short, hence missing a star.

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Nothing about connection but dating

I've listened to the first episode to give it a go but it was all about how to behave and dating which is too shallow to be called connection.
I would not recommend anyone to lose their time, I was expecting more.

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The Connection

so sunny and positive!
loved it and didn't want it to end
please make more episodes 🙂

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Loved it!

It was both engaging and fun but also made me reflect on myself and my dating habits/struggles.

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Insightfull, thought provoking & expanding.

Dr Nikki Goldstein's therapeutic, practical application of her knowledge is impressive. At the end of the series I wanted to learn more. Excellent!

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Utter rubbish

Almost completely content free - just large egos bouncing around.
Good job this was for free

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loved it!

I found Dr Goldstein's jargon-free and compassionate approach to shared exploration with her clients really heart warming. As a therapeutic professional, I learnt alot from listening to the sessions and look forward to more like this from DR Goldstein & Audible.

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Interesting ideas

Interesting ideas to help daters come out of their shell. Plus, insightful how the author is able to dig in on the issues that held daters back from pursuing a relationship

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Easy listening, but formulaic

I have to admit I'm not actually dating, so maybe I shouldn't be leaving a review. But I did listen to the whole podcast and these were my thoughts:

Super easy listening, I had it on in the background while working. But each episode followed the same formula. It felt like watching early evening TV, something to listen to, but it wasn't spectacular.

I think the host was trying to help the daters but each episode didn't go deep enough to become truly interesting. I would have found it better to follow up on each person or just to have one person and we followed their story through the world of dating. instead of 6 people with apparently only one problem that could be pin pointed and fixed!?!

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Fun and good insights

Interesting range of dating/intimacy issues came up, liked the expert's friendly approach. Will look out for the next series : )