It’s Just Dinner – Dr. Tom Robinson

Jul 15, 2022 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology

It’s Just Dinner – Dr. Tom Robinson

The Not Old Better Show, Art of Living Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show Art of Living Interview Series on radio and podcast. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and today’s episode is brought to you by

I love that name, “It’s Just Dinner.”  When dating is at the forefront of your mind, as it can be with many in our Not Old Better Show audience, you may put too much pressure on yourself or your dating companion.  Today’s interview with Dr. Tom Robinson will make it less about the BIG DEAL romantic significance and more about “just dinner” and the experience.  After all, you’re not committing to getting married…it’s just dinner, as Dr. Robinson tells us.

Dr. Robinson will offer dating tips, help alleviate anxiety about dating, overcome the dreaded ‘dating ritual,’ and offer some guidance about enjoying the date, taking it slow, laughing, and keeping it simple.

Dr. Tom Robinson, a professor at the BYU School of Communications, says: “Guys, she’s not committing to being your wife,”  “It’s just dinner. Quit thinking about it as a romantic encounter; it’s just dinner. She’s committing an hour to you to eat and to talk. That’s it. For the women: it’s just dinner. If he doesn’t call you ever again, that’s fine. If you don’t like him, that’s fine. Remember,  you’re not an item. It’s just dinner. You’re just having a meal.”  “Stop stressing over it.”

Dr. Tom Robinson and his co-host, journalist Bob Walz host the “It’s Just Dinner” podcast, which is available everywhere you find your podcasts.  Dr. Robinson is a professor at the BYU School of Communications. He spends most of his time studying and gathering information on older stereotypes and portrayals of older individuals in the media and determining what images older individuals like and dislike in the media. 

Please join me in welcoming you to The Not Old Better Show Art of Living Interview Series on radio and podcast Dr. Tom Robinson.

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