Wendy Newman is the author of a book called 121 First Dates. Her mission in life is to help people find love and stay in love. She believes that our instincts tell us to “be pleasing” and to “attract him”, yet being our true self is the LAST thing our instincts ever think to be.
As the Enneagram type 3, The Achiever, Wendy Newman shares with us her unique perspective on having THE BEST relationship possible and to never settle! Early in the episode, Wendy shares with us how her first long term marriage wasn’t the right fit and when she was ready to “get back out there”, she ended up going on 121 first dates! Some were good, some were bad, before she met her now husband on his first date AFTER his long term marriage had ended!
Wendy says, that you never know how long it’s going to take to find love, so be tenacious and resilient!
My biggest takeaways from our conversation was…
Wendy would like to change “Online Dating” to “Online Connecting” and we should date people in person.
eHarmony has so many hoops for their members to jump through in order to find love
In its infancy, Bumble had a large number of fake accounts that drew people to use their app without genuine connections.
Beware of asking your date, “What are you looking for?”