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Coffee & Kettlebells

Aug 9, 2019

Let’s talk dating!

Whether you feel stuck in the dating world, are entering it for the first time or are finding yourself back in it after a long time away, we got you! In this episode, guest Julie Graham discusses how the times have changed with the introduction of online dating and countless dating apps, and how it’s making the dating world seem overwhelming, intimidating and impossible to navigate—especially in a healthy way. Julie is the co-host of This Grit and Grace Life podcast and the Social Media and Brand Manager for the Grit and Grace Project online magazine. With a level head, a fresh perspective, great values and so much wisdom, Julie will empower you on how to keep your sanity in this crazy world of dating! Rather than thinking something is “wrong” with you and allowing the dating world to foster a negative relationship with yourself, Julie provides priceless advice for taking a healthy approach to dating.


What you’ll learn:

  • How to take a healthy approach to dating
  • Why you need to “date yourself” and what that actually means
  • How to feel great being single and why it’s so important
  • How to know if you are healed from your past relationship(s)
  • How to know when you are ready to re-enter the dating world
  • How to stop caring about the online dating stigma
  • Making real connections through online dating and dating apps
  • Julie’s best advice for meeting someone online or through an app
  • Mistakes to avoid when lost in the dating world
  • Julie’s ground rules for dating, including the qualities she thinks are important
  • Red flags in the dating world
  • Why you need to define your reasons for dating someone
  • Why dating someone “just to date” isn’t a good idea
  • Why you should never force a relationship
  • How to handle rejection without thinking something is wrong with you
  • Why “It’s not you, it’s me” isn’t always a cop-out
  • How can we best support our friends who are dating
  • Things to should avoid doing and saying to friends who are dating
  • How to own who you are and celebrate your strengths in the dating world

Links discussed in this episode:

Coffee & Kettlebells Episode 16:

How to Overcome Grief, Comparison and Life’s Obstacles with Grit & Grace

The Grit and Grace Project:

5 Tips for How to Re-Enter the Dating World


Find more from Julie:





This Grit and Grace Life


The Grit and Grace Project

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