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Dates & Mates with Damona Hoffman

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Official Love Expert of The Drew Barrymore Show, LA Times advice columnist, Washington Post Date Lab contributor, and certified dating coach Damona Hoffman is your personal love guru in this long-running series. If you’ve seen her on TV you know this is NOT your momma’s love advice. This show is for you if: you’re single and ready to mingle, you need to DTR with your FWB, or you're craving connection in a digitally-driven world. Listeners praise Damona’s “engaging”, “insightful”, “sassy”, “sound” advice and captivating interviews that will inspire you, no matter how you identify.

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Marni Kinrys, your personal wing girl and host of the Ask Women podcast, explains the latest trends in women dating younger men and details what men want to know from women in today's dating landscape. Damona participates in the Worthy In Love Podcast tour and gives tips on how you can shift your thinking about yourself and your prospects in love. Dear Damona questions: how to get past the 6 month mark in dating and how to ask your match to make time for you in your busy schedule. Get more from Marni at winggirlmethod.com and make sure to check out the Ask Women podcast! Check out the rest of the amazing "Worthy In Love" Podcast tour at veronicagrant.com/podtour! betterhelp.com/datesandmates Get Better Help: real therapy, convenient and affordable. Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. BetterHelp.com/datesandmates   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lindsey Metselaar, host of the We Met At Acme dating advice podcast, talks about dating anxiety and how to free yourself of the fear that you are settling for the wrong match. Dating Dish: What you can learn from Jennifer Aniston's "old school" dating philosophy and Science says women have changed their approach to dating in the pandemic. Listener Questions: Should you pick up dates when traveling internationally and he's a bad texter, what does that say for your future? Follow Lindsey on Instagram @lindzmetz and make sure to check out the We Met At Acme Podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tziporah Kingsbury, Somatic Intimacy & Human Connection specialist, shares how to build that authentic connection in this fast-paced world. Dating Dish Headlines: Bumble's List of Top Ten Cities for Singles and Why You are oversharing on dates. Listener questions: When should you expect exclusivity and She's a single mom, but he's not sure he wants a family. Get Tziporah's Free Gift at www.tziporahintimacy.com/freemium-wheel-of-human-feelings-and-needs/ This episode is sponsored by: betterhelp.com/datesandmates Get Better Help: real therapy, convenient and affordable. Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. BetterHelp.com/datesandmates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Alex Steward and Nicci Nunez, hosts of the SwipeFat Podcast, talk about loving your body and dating comfortably whatever your size. Damona covers Dating Dish headlines: you might be expecting too much from your dating app matches and what you can learn from the Britney Spears engagement fallout. Dear Damona questions this week: Should you wait until you're at your ideal weight to date and how do we feel about long-distance relationships during delta? Check out Alex and Nicci's podcast, Swipe Fat, on all podcast platforms! The Dating Accelerator Program starts THIS WEEK! Learn more at damonahoffman.com/group! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pastor Cal, Married At First Sight marriage expert and author of Marriage Ain't For Punks, talks about being burned out by swipe culture and finding a relationship worth working on. Headlines: how to digitally delete your ex and is relationship minimalism right for you? Dear Damona questions: what to do if something is "missing" in your relationship and how to find intellectual chemistry on dating apps? Get your copy of "Marriage Ain't For Punks" out now wherever you get your books! Damona's FREE webinar goes live TODAY Sept 14th at 4pm PT / 7pm ET! Can't make it? Sign up still at damonahoffman.com/webinar and you'll get the replay! Check out Damona's Fall Dating Accelerator Group Program at damonahoffman.com/group! betterhelp.com/datesandmates Get Better Help: real therapy, convenient and affordable. Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. BetterHelp.com/datesandmates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rachel DeAlto, author and Match official dating expert, teaches us how to be approachable and to refresh our social skills after seclusion. Damona kicks off the show this week with a mini-master class on how to find the right dating app. Dear Damona questions: He wants to keep it slow, how can I speed him up, and is it time to give up on dating apps? Get Rachel's book and find more from her at racheldealto.com! Check out Damona's Dating Accelerator Program at damonahoffman.com/group! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Shelby Sells, love and sex coach, joins Damona to talk about cultivating emotional intimacy and how to ask for what you want in love. Damona covers weekly dating headlines: are video first dating apps the end of swipe culture and who is Channing Tatum "orbiting" on social and why? Dear Damona questions from listeners: do you sound like a demanding jerk in your dating profile and if you're not attracted to your dating app match should you still give it a go? Check out the Ashley Madison campaign at sexualhealthiswealth.com! Join Damona's Group Coaching program today at damonahoffman.com/group Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Camille Virginia, author of The Offline Dating Method, gives her 3 steps to attract a partner offline, in the real world. Headlines for the week: the one quality that makes you sexy and finally, a solution to ghosting. Dear Damona: is it cool to date your son's pediatrician and how to get over your summer love. Learn more about Camille's method at offlinedatingmethod.com! Are you motivated to be in your next relationship in the next 3-6 months? Check out Damona's NEW 10 week Dating Accelerator Program at damonahoffman.com/group! Buy Early Bird NOW and get $300 OFF! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lisa Bonos, dating and relationships reporter for the Washington Post, explains the current attitude on the dating scene and what must-have qualities are really important in a partner. She also shares insights on her most recent article on workplace dating in the new normal. Dating Dish Headlines: Is "maskne" ruining your love life and surveys tell us how long does it take to fall in love. Damona answers listener questions in Dear Damona: is it okay to ghost crappy guys and where to date confidently if there's a little more of you to love after the pandemic. Follow Lisa on Twitter @LisaBonos and make sure to check out her articles - we'll put the links in the show notes at datesandmates.com! Sponsors: betterhelp.com/datesandmates Get Better Help: real therapy, convenient and affordable. Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. BetterHelp.com/datesandmates cheapcaribbean.com/dates-mates Get $100 OFF your next all-inclusive beach vacay with Cheap Caribbean! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Logan Ury, Director of Relationship Science at Hinge, dating coach, and author of How To Not Die Alone, explains the 3 different types of daters and how to get back into the dating scene after a dating hiatus. Damona introduces a new segment, Hot Tip Time, where she gives 3 tips to dating during the rise of the COVID Delta Variant. Dear Damona questions: Why are boss babes getting friend-zoned and how to determine if you're a one-woman kind of guy. Make sure to get Logan's book How To Not Die Alone. Here's Damona's Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2VIKL5f Dates & Mates Deals: cheapcaribbean.com/dates-mates Get $100 OFF your next all-inclusive beach vacay with Cheap Caribbean! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nick Viall, star of The Bachelor and host of the People's Choice Award-nominated podcast The Viall Files, joins Damona to talk about finding love on Instagram and answers the question: Should you get love advice from The Bachelor? Damona kicks off Season 9 with dating dish stories: who's really hooking up in the Olympic Village and are you the victim of 'cookie jarring'? Nick helps Damona answer listener questions like: his long-distance girlfriend is finally moving in, should she pay rent and how to ask him out again without sounding desparate. Check out the Viall Files on all your favorite podcast platforms! Do you need a little extra luck in love? Enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win FREE coaching with Damona! damonahoffman.com/giveaway hellofresh.com/dates14 It’s date night in a box! Go to hellofresh.com/dates14 and use the special code DATES14 for 14 FREE Meals + FREE Shipping Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nora McInerny, host of award-winning podcast, Terrible, Thanks For Asking and author of memoir, The Hot Young Widows Club, joins Damona to talk about finding love even after you've experienced loss. Damona covers headlines for the week: why are so many celebs on dating apps and a LAT, a new dating trend you might need to try. Dear Damona listener questions: should you invest in paid dating app features and what to do if you think your partner might be racist.  This is a supersized Season 8 finale episode! But don't worry, we'll be right back next week with the Season 9 premiere. Get more form Nora and her podcast, Terrible, Thanks For Asking, at ttfa.org! Show Sponsors: hellofresh.com/dates14 It’s date night in a box! Go to hellofresh.com/dates14 and use the special code DATES14 for 14 FREE Meals + FREE Shipping cheapcaribbean.com/dates-mates Get $100 OFF your next all-inclusive beach vacay with Cheap Caribbean! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Naomi Shah, founder of the rom-com podcast Meet Cute, tells Damona a WILD love story involving a very workplace inappropriate question, a lunch date, and a bouquet. They break down the key to finding authentic love and dissect what makes a good rom-com. Dating Dish headlines: Science says friendship is the key to long-lasting love and Damona announces the new cutest couple in Hollywood. Dear Damona listener questions: How to date when you're busy working at the buzziest company and who should pay on dates. Find Meet Cute on IG @meetcute and check them out on all your favorite podcast platforms! textnow.com/goyn Dates & Mates is sponsored by TextNow. The app solves many major challenges D's clients face in dating today: You can keep your main number private You can separate your personal and dating contacts Plus, It’s easy to use and FREE. We are proud to collaborate with an app that empowers modern daters to feel safe and secure. If you want more information, check out Damona's video on when & how to give out your number: textnow.com/goyn hellofresh.com/dates12 It’s date night in a box! Go to hellofresh.com/dates12 and use the special code DATES12 for 12 FREE Meals + FREE Shipping Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark Brooks, dating industry advisor for dating app background check software RealMe, joins Damona to talk about the four big types of online dating predators and the stats behind the recent uptick in romance scams. Headlines: Bumble brings coffee dates back and the stork shows up for ScarJo + CoJo. Dear Damona: If they say they don't want kids does that mean forever and how to date as a 35 year old virigin who has never really been kissed. Keep your eye out for RealMe coming soon on all your favorite dating apps! textnow.com/goyn Dates & Mates is sponsored by TextNow. The app solves many major challenges D's clients face in dating today: You can keep your main number private You can separate your personal and dating contacts Plus, It’s easy to use and FREE. We are proud to collaborate with an app that empowers modern daters to feel safe and secure. If you want more information, check out Damona's video on when & how to give out your number: textnow.com/goyn cheapcaribbean.com/dates-mates Get $100 OFF your next all-inclusive beach vacay with Cheap Caribbean! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt, LEGENDS in the couple's therapy field and authors of NYT bestseller Getting The Love You Want, join Damona to explain the new definition of relationships and why fear is the center of every romance. Damona covers headlines: Christina Haack and Renee Zellwegger prove that slow love is the only way to go and Reddit might be able to help with your dating profile. Damona answers listener questions: Do divorced guys get a bad wrap in dating and do men in their 50s only want women half their age? Get Harville & Helen's book, Getting The Love You Want, on Amazon or wherever you get your books! Want to be a part of Damona's Content Club? You should consider joining the FWBs at Patreon.com/datesandmates This episode is brought to you by TextNow! textnow.com/goyn Dates & Mates is sponsored by TextNow. The app solves many major challenges D's clients face in dating today: You can keep your main number private You can separate your personal and dating contacts Plus, It’s easy to use and FREE. We are proud to collaborate with an app that empowers modern daters to feel safe and secure. If you want more information, check out Damona's video on when & how to give out your number: textnow.com/goyn   Today's Sponsor: betterhelp.com/datesandmates Get Better Help: real therapy, convenient and affordable. Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. BetterHelp.com/datesandmates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nick Notas, dating and confidence coach behind Live Reconnected, coaches on how to communicate better in dating and how to find confidence. In the Dating Dish, Damona covers headlines: the surprising way gossip helped Van Jones' love life and Tinder keeps rolling out the good stuff (read: revolutionizing app features). Dear Damona questions: How to keep yourself from getting attached too fast and is it shallow if you don't want to date a man with kids? Find more from Nick online: Reconnected on YouTube or at livereconnected.com textnow.com/goyn Dates & Mates is sponsored by TextNow. The app solves many major challenges D's clients face in dating today: You can keep your main number private You can separate your personal and dating contacts Plus, It’s easy to use and FREE. We are proud to collaborate with an app that empowers modern daters to feel safe and secure. If you want more information, check out Damona's video on when & how to give out your number: textnow.com/goyn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stewart Gill, eligible bachelor from the show Labor of Love and successful entrepreneur, talks about being single, successful, and finally ready to settle down. Headlines: The surprising but not so surprising #1 trait daters are looking for and can Victoria's Secret bring Sexy Back? Damona answers listener questions: why are you attracted to the completely wrong guys and how to find love when you are newly transitioned and ready to get out there! Follow Stewart on IG @stewart_e_gill textnow.com/goyn Dates & Mates is sponsored by TextNow. The app solves many major challenges D's clients face in dating today: You can keep your main number private You can separate your personal and dating contacts Plus, It’s easy to use and FREE. We are proud to collaborate with an app that empowers modern daters to feel safe and secure. If you want more information, check out Damona's video on when & how to give out your number: textnow.com/goyn   Sponsors: betterhelp.com/datesandmates Get Better Help: real therapy, convenient and affordable. Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. BetterHelp.com/datesandmates Download OkCupid today! OkCupid is FAMOUS for matching people on what MATTERS MOST to them, from food to the type of relationship they want...to politics. They ask you really thoughtful and provoking questions to get to the heart of who you are and what type of person you’re looking for. Are you missing out? Download OkCupid today Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Anna Iovine, sex & dating writer at Mashable, asks the question, "do people even want a hot vax summer?" She reports on the latest statistics on dating attitudes as we approach this summer of love. Damona covers headlines: Tinder allows users to block contacts to avoid awkward run-ins with people you know and Tiffany's released engagement rings for men! Dear Damona questions: is it a red flag if he keeps condoms by the bed and how much eye contact is too much eye contact? Read the full article on Mashable! Link is in the show notes at datesandmates.com textnow.com/goyn Dates & Mates is sponsored by TextNow. The app solves many major challenges D's clients face in dating today: You can keep your main number private You can separate your personal and dating contacts Plus, It’s easy to use and FREE. We are proud to collaborate with an app that empowers modern daters to feel safe and secure. If you want more information, check out Damona's video on when & how to give out your number: textnow.com/goyn   Sponsors: betterhelp.com/datesandmates Get Better Help: real therapy, convenient and affordable. Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. BetterHelp.com/datesandmates hellofresh.com/dates12 It’s date night in a box! Go to hellofresh.com/dates12 and use the special code DATES12 for 12 FREE Meals + FREE Shipping patreon.com/datesandmates Be D's Friend with Benefits! Weekly Behind the Mic Q&A, private Dates & Mates community, and more for just $5 a month at patreon.com/datesandmates! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
John Paul Brammer, advice columnist and author "Hola Papi: How To Come Out In A Walmart Parking Lot And Other Life Lessons," discussed coming to terms with your past and how to make a match on dating apps - even if you HATE them.. Dating Dish Headlines: Is it healthy to have a celebrity crush and a new app that matches users with memes. John Paul joins in for Dear Damona: How to find love in your city when you feel like a fish out of water and what's the deal with one-sided conversations? Happy Pride Month Lovers! Here we're all about celebrating equality in love for everyone all day every day but especially today we're giving a shout-out to our queer family who live their truth on the quest for their most authentic love. Get JP's Book at damonahoffman.com/contentclub and make sure to follow him on all the socials @jpbrammer! textnow.com/goyn Dates & Mates is sponsored by TextNow. The app solves many major challenges D's clients face in dating today: You can keep your main number private You can separate your personal and dating contacts Plus, It’s easy to use and FREE. We are proud to collaborate with an app that empowers modern daters to feel safe and secure. If you want more information, check out Damona's video on when & how to give out your number: textnow.com/goyn   Sponsors: betterhelp.com/datesandmates Get Better Help: real therapy, convenient and affordable. Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. BetterHelp.com/datesandmates Download OkCupid today! OkCupid is FAMOUS for matching people on what MATTERS MOST to them, from food to the type of relationship they want...to politics. They ask you really thoughtful and provoking questions to get to the heart of who you are and what type of person you’re looking for. Are you missing out? Download OkCupid today Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Saskia Nelson, online dating photographer and founder of Hey Saturday, explains how to do online dating photos right and magnetize the best matches to you. Dating Dish headlines: the real story behind Taika Waititi's ménage à trois with Rita Ora and Tessa Thompson and why your punctuation matters in digital communication. Dear Damona questions: I've never been on a date - how do I start from square one and I've been friendzoned too many times, help! Looking for a professional eye on your dating app photos? Download Hey Saturday today! textnow.com/goyn Dates & Mates is sponsored by TextNow. The app solves many major challenges D's clients face in dating today: You can keep your main number private You can separate your personal and dating contacts Plus, It’s easy to use and FREE. We are proud to collaborate with an app that empowers modern daters to feel safe and secure. If you want more information, check out Damona's video on when & how to give out your number: textnow.com/goyn   Download OkCupid today! OkCupid is FAMOUS for matching people on what MATTERS MOST to them, from food to the type of relationship they want...to politics. They ask you really thoughtful and provoking questions to get to the heart of who you are and what type of person you’re looking for. Are you missing out? Download OkCupid today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Lucky P

didn't they make a joke about Solange attacking J😑

Dec 30th
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Nae S.

Great Episode! I love the explanation on "Soul Mates" and the dating dynamic these days.

Oct 21st
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A E

Oh my god don't tell your partner you aren't turned on by them when they're having a bad self image day. No one feels sexy and confident 100% of the time. Be supportive.

Apr 7th
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Bryan Nemotode

hard to get into the substance of this podcast.. was turned off by the fluctuation in vocal volume and pop culture. let's get real.

Mar 6th
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