Romantically Challenged (AUS)

Sami Lukis and guests chat about the crazy world of dating in your 40s. From dating disasters to funny sex stories and the challenges of modern dating, nothing is off limits! Journalist and author Sami and her guests create their own tribe for people trying to navigate the jungle of modern dating as well as those who love hearing a good dating story.


Romantically Challenged (AUS)

The Importance of Being Resiliant

Lisa Stephenson had her first date at 35, after the shock breakdown of what she thought was the perfect marriage. Executive Coach Lisa Stephenson chats to host Sami Lukis about how tough the decision was to put herself out in the dating world again, the perception of being an 'intimidating woman' and how to be resilient through the ups and downs that life throws at you.
00:47:40 12/19/2018

Past Episodes

Romantically Challenged (AUS)
Asking Yourself The Hard Questions Early
Jo Thornely is an identical twin. Her twin sister is married and has children, Jo is happily unmarried, without children. Jo chats to host Sami Lukis about how the sliding doors moment of seeing her sister go down the family route freed up Jo to be honest about what she wanted for her own future.

Romantically Challenged (AUS)
Dating Multiple People at The Same Time
John can go on up to 5 dates a week spending up to $1000 a week on dating. He sees this as a necessary investment when searching for his next partner. John speaks to host Sami Lukis about learning to date after his divorce, finding a new singles' social group and multi-dating becoming the new norm.

Romantically Challenged (AUS)
Dealing With Rejection
Why does rejection hurt so much? Psychologist Rachel Voysey's answer might surprise you. Rejection is an inevitable part of dating so Sami Lukis chats to Psychologist Rachel about how we can get better at dealing with it...and the answer involves Tim Tams.

Romantically Challenged (AUS)
Are You Dating a Narcissist?
Megan Holgate dated a narcissist, and he nearly ruined her life. But how can you tell a selfish person from a narcissist?Megan opens up to Sami Lukis about the warning signs she ignored, the damage it did to her self esteem and how she built herself back up after the relationship.

Romantically Challenged (AUS)
Who Wears The Trousers Now?
Bachelorette winner Stu Laundy is a reluctant single who finds modern dating (and modern women) terrifying. Sami Lukis debates with Stu whether or not his assessment that women nowadays are "too sexually aggressive" is fair.

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Getting Back In The Dating Game
How do you know if you're ready to date again? News presenter Jacinta Tynan took 2 years off dating after the breakdown of her longterm relationship. Jacinta opens up to Sami Lukis about finding herself again and the exact moment she knew she was ready to date again.

Romantically Challenged (AUS)
Things Your Married Friends Say
Sami Lukis chats with author Kerri Sackville about the hilariously misguided things people say to you when you're single, Kerri's experience of online dating and the positive things about being single and dating in your 40s.

Romantically Challenged (AUS)
The Male Experience
Peter is a divorced dad in his 50s looking to settle down again. Sami Lukis chats to Peter about what his experience of dating has been, what kind of women he encounters and what his perception was of Sami the first time he saw her.

Romantically Challenged (AUS)
Healing Through Sex
Before her divorce Cassie thought she wasn't 'That girl', the girl who has casual sex. Then after her divorce she tried it and liked it! Sami Lukis chats to Cassie about what it's like being a larger lady in the modern dating world, how casual sex has empowered her and why she won't date a man who has a fishing picture on his profile.

Romantically Challenged (AUS)
Can You Be An Expert At Dating?
Katia Loisel is a relationship and body language expert who admits that it's tough out there! When she found herself single again after her divorce, she realised just how different and difficult modern dating can be. Sami Lukis and Katia chat about the judgement people passed on her for being divorced dating expert, how you'll know if you are ready to date again and tips for reading your date's body language.

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