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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Devyn Simone, Matchmaker for Damona's Matchmaking Partnership Three Day Rule, tells us what qualities you should be looking for in a match and what to do if your friends are keeping you single. Dating Dish headlines: Thanksgiving foods that get you in the mood and Lil Nas X says why you might not be ready for a relationship. Devyn helps answer Dear Damona questions: Is "yo" indicative of an emotionally unavailable man and Is it a dealbreaker if he wears sneakers on dates? Meet with Devyn to see if matchmaking is right for you! Go to threedayrule.com/damonahoffman! This Black Friday, give yourself the gift of love! Check out The 30 Day Dating Playbook at 30daydating.com and get 50% off using the offer code "blackfriday"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 23

49 min 18 sec

Laverne Cox, Emmy nominated actress and Transgender Rights activist, talks about how she found love on Tinder and her rules for dating apps. This is an insightful and entertaining super-sized interview for Transgender Awareness Week! Damona answers listener questions: To be or not be... with your ex and how to get with a celebrity.  Find Laverne Cox on all the socials @LaverneCox and make sure to check out her hit podcast, The Laverne Cox show! If you're ready to go deeper in love, you need to join Damona's weekly "Behind The Mic" live streams where she answers dating questions live! Join for just $5 at patreon.com/datesandmates Subscribe NOW to the Beauty Uncovered Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you choose to listen – and get your weekly guide to uncovering YOUR beauty! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 16

58 min 17 sec

Kait Warman, a Christian relationship coach and founder of The Heart of Dating, talks about navigating which societal norms are really important to you when finding love. Dating Dish: Hinge introduces voice notes and how you can avoid repeating Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's toxic breakup. Dear Damona Questions: Can average Joes find love on dating apps and what's really at the heart of your relationship red flags? Make sure you check out Kait's podcast, Heart of Dating, and the Drop The Hanky Dating Service! Do you want to join Damona's weekly Dating Q&A? Are you ready to go deeper in love? Become a Friend with Benefits at Patreon.com/datesandmates Subscribe NOW to the Beauty Uncovered Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you choose to listen – and get your weekly guide to uncovering YOUR beauty! 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

Nov 9

49 min 11 sec

Tracy Crossley, Behavioral Relationship Expert and Author of Overcoming Insecure Attachment, explains attachment styles and how to build healthy relationships. Dating Dish headlines this week: Psychologists have a new outlook on relationship compatibility and is matchmaking having a modern day comeback? Listener questions include: should you go Dutch on a first date and is it asking too much if you want him to have a stable career? Get your copy of Tracy's book Overcoming Insecure Attachment: 8 Proven Steps to Recognizing Anxious and Avoidant Attachment Styles and Building Healthier, Happier Relationships. All links will be in the show notes at datesandmates.com! Are you ready to go deeper in love? Become a Friend with Benefits at Patreon.com/datesandmates Subscribe NOW to the Beauty Uncovered Podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you choose to listen – and get your weekly guide to uncovering YOUR beauty! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 2

50 min 52 sec

Rachel Lang, astrologer and author of the new book Modern Day Magic, shares some simple and effective rituals to find your intuition and make some modern day love magic for yourself. Damona covers dating dish headlines: what's trending on the couple's Halloween costume scene this year and how are you missing these big red flags? Listener questions: Why are you attracting all the wrong people on dating apps and can you trust your dates won't infect you with the Rona? Make sure to get your copy of Rachel's book, Modern Day Magic. We'll put the link in the show notes at datesandmates.com! Also check out Slate's new podcast, How To Do It, and Olaplex's podcast, Beauty Uncovered - LIVE NOW on all your favorite podcast platforms! Do you need some help with your dating profile? Get Damona's FREE Profile Starter Kit at profilestarterkit.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 26

43 min 59 sec

Jacqueline Newman, Top 50 NY Super Lawyer and author of The New Rules of Divorce, talks about the big relationship mistakes that lead to divorce and the advice she gives to her clients on rebranding after a breakup. Headlines: The Ultimate Cuffing Season is here and Dating with Social Anxiety. Listener questions: What does it mean when they want a break and Why has my hot romance cooled off? Get your copy of THE NEW RULES OF DIVORCE: 12 Secrets to Protecting Your Wealth, Health, and Happiness and find more from Jacqueline at nycdivorcelawyer.com  Make sure to check out Slate's new show, How To Do It! Live now on all your favorite podcast platforms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 19

48 min 3 sec

How do you hide a love affair when you’re two big-name Hollywood stars? True love is a new scripted podcast from Wondery that brings you stories of scandal, romance, and drama. In the new season, Abby and Erik are co-stars in a new blockbuster superhero franchise. The last thing either of their careers need is an on-set romance … but they just can’t help themselves. Each season of True Love is passionate, scandalous, and inspired by a real-life love story. This is just a preview, but you can listen to the full episode at wondery.fm/TrueLoveSeason2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 14

7 min 25 sec

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

Oct 12

54 min 43 sec

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

Oct 5

55 min 1 sec

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

Sep 28

45 min 4 sec

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

Sep 21

39 min 10 sec

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

Sep 14

49 min 29 sec

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

Sep 8

41 min 59 sec

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

Aug 31

46 min 18 sec

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

Aug 24

56 min 36 sec

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

Aug 17

51 min 57 sec

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

Aug 10

1 hr 1 min

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

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Aug 3

35 min 54 sec

Stay tuned for even bigger and better episodes coming at ya in Season 9! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 30

6 min 19 sec

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

Jul 27

1 hr 7 min

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

Jul 20

51 min 11 sec

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

Jul 13

52 min 11 sec

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

Jul 6

46 min 59 sec

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

Jun 29

45 min 10 sec

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

Jun 22

38 min 37 sec

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

Jun 15

39 min 43 sec

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

Jun 8

49 min 49 sec

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

Jun 1

50 min 25 sec

Anna Sale, host of the critically acclaimed Death, Sex, & Money podcast and author of Let's Talk About Hard Things, joins Damona to talk about how to find love after heartbreak and how difficult conversations can bring your relationships closer together. In the Dating Dish, Damona covers headlines: Does Kourtney K's new boo Travis Barker have the hots for her sister Kim and why you shouldn't believe all the dating app hate. Damona answers listener questions: How to set boundaries with bread-crumbers and how to make a first date flirty and fun. Find Anna's book Let's Talk About Hard Things on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3wyO38m 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

May 25

47 min 24 sec

Nicole Moore, body language expert & Love Works Method CEO, gives tips on how to flirt and feel comfortable on a date after lockdown. Damona covers headlines: You might have a whole new personality after Lockdown and Is Bennifer really back? Dear Damona listener questions: He might be a manchild - is that a red flag and how to figure out your must-have qualities in your partner. Follow Nicole on Instagram at @NicoleMooreLove! 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: 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 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

May 18

50 min 20 sec

Connell Barrett, official dating coach for The League, joins Damona to talk about attracting the most authentic love and how to spot a fake from a mile away. Damona covers headlines: Bill and Melinda Gates Gray Divorce and new Ashley Madison study shows how faith and infidelity intersect. Dear Damona questions: how to stop getting friend-zoned after a date and is the guy you're seeing secretly married?  Get Connell's Book "Dating Sucks But You Don't" on Amazon or wherever you get your books! https://amzn.to/3vZFEKv 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

May 11

57 min 2 sec

Marni Battista of Dating with Dignity and Damona discuss why matches ghost and how you might be attracting ghosters into your life. Headlines for the week: inside the recent uptick in romance scams and why you should be excited about Bethany Frankel's engagement. Dear Damona questions: is it cool to play it cool and how to filter for the right match out of thousands of messages. *** Sign up for Marni's free webinar at damonahoffman.com/ghost **** Marni’s free webinar for women is called "Why Men Disappear - Is it Something I Did? And How to Stop Getting “Ghosted” for Good" She goes more in-depth on the topics we just talked about like: The exact things YOU do and say that make men disappear Red flags that you’re dating a ghoster and how to attract higher quality men How to cope when you do get ghosted and stop doubting yourself in dating And most importantly, how to build back your trust in men so you don’t come across as jaded or bitter.  Sign up using Damona's partner link damonahoffman.com/ghost 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: 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! Get Damona's FREE Profile Starter Kit at ProfileStarterKit.com! Do you want to go deeper in love? Join the Patreon at patreon.com/datesandmates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

May 4

1 hr 1 min

Introducing Double Date, a new podcast hosted by Marlo Thomas and Phil Donohue. Eavesdrop as they hold intimate conversations with their favorite, long-married celebrity couples about enduring love and all its challenges: family, career, conflict, addiction, illness, jealousy — everything under the sun. Hear those personal, and often hilarious, stories that all married couples like to tell--- from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos; Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka; Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden, and so many more. On this episode: Viola and Julius found deep love in the land of Opposites Attract. We visit their charming home in Southern California to find out who is the emotionally open one, and who leaves the bathroom a tornado site. Hear more episodes at podcasts.pushkin.fm/datesandmates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 30

29 min 54 sec

Priti Joshi, VP of Strategy and Operations at Bumble, shares the skinny on how to optimize your dating profile and how to send the perfect first message. Damona dishes on this week's headlines: Learn from Halle Barry's drunken relationship history reveal and how dating app AI is influencing your attraction. This week's listener questions: what to do when the sex is bad but you can't stop thinking about him and how to quickly filter out the matches that aren't serious. Bumble is available to download worldwide in the App Store and Google Play, or at bumble.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: Want to learn to create the perfect dating profile? Register for Damona's class at LACC damonahoffman.com/perfectdatingprofile betterhelp.com/datesandmates Get Better Help: real therapy, convenient and affordable. Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. BetterHelp.com/datesandmates Get Damona's FREE Profile Starter Kit at ProfileStarterKit.com! Do you want to go deeper in love? Join the Patreon at patreon.com/datesandmates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 27

55 min 13 sec

Caroline Stanbury, star of Bravo's Ladies in London and host of the Divorced Not Dead podcast, joins Damona to talk about the chance she took on love that led to happily ever after with a much younger man, meanwhile still healing from a high profile divorce. Damona covers headlines: Shoot your shot like Lizzo with some flirty emojis and your relationship intentions are written all over your face. Damona answers questions: should you divorce your husband if he can't stop smoking weed and how to date when you're an American in a foreign city. Want more from Caroline? Listen to Damona's episode of the Divorced Not Dead Podcast! damonahoffman.com/dnd Join Jessica’s global database of Jewish singles at FassPasstoLove.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 Get Damona's FREE Profile Starter Kit at ProfileStarterKit.com! Do you want to go deeper in love? Join the Patreon at patreon.com/datesandmates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 20

52 min 1 sec

Damona introduces a new show, Happy Brain hosted by Heather Parady. Listen to this fun, bite-sized episode on practicing gratitude - plus Damona tells you why practicing gratitude will help you on your journey to find love. Want more Happy Brain? https://tlbc.co/happy-brain/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 16

16 min 19 sec

Cosmopolitan and Esquire Editors-in-Chief, Jessica Pels and Michael Sebastian share the shocking survey that the magazines co-sponsored with the Kinsey Institute on the future of sex and relationships post-pandemic. Damona covers headlines: how to save money in dating and the biggest mistakes older men make on dating apps that we all can learn from. Jessica and Michael help Damona answer questions: how to keep the conversation flowing on dating apps and what is a good opening line? Make sure to check out both the Esquire and Cosmopolitan articles. Highlights 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: Want to learn to create the perfect dating profile? Register for Damona's class at LACC damonahoffman.com/perfectdatingprofile betterhelp.com/datesandmates Get Better Help: real therapy, convenient and affordable. Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. BetterHelp.com/datesandmates Get Damona's FREE Profile Starter Kit at ProfileStarterKit.com! Do you want to go deeper in love? Join the Patreon at patreon.com/datesandmates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 13

55 min

Kelsey Darragh, author and comedian from E!'s Dating No Filter and Buzzfeed, gets honest about how opening up your relationship might make you and your partner happier. Damona covers headlines: why couples who keep their relationship off social media are happier and FODA (fear of dating again) is preventing people from finding love as things open up again. Damona also answers listener questions: what does your guy really mean when he says you stress him out a little bit and where to go when you're looking to date someone of a specific race. Make sure to get a copy of Kelsey's book "Don't F*cking Panic: The Shit They Don’t Tell You in Therapy About Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, & Depression" - https://amzn.to/3mkkyDg 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 Want to learn to create the perfect dating profile? Register for Damona's class at LACC damonahoffman.com/perfectdatingprofile Get Damona's FREE Profile Starter Kit at ProfileStarterKit.com! Do you want to go deeper in love? Join the Patreon at patreon.com/datesandmates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Apr 6

55 min 11 sec

Rich Juzwiak, Slate advice columnist behind "How To Do It" and co-host of the Pot Psychology podcast, and Damona talk about first dates and first impressions based on their experience writing for Washington Post Date Lab. Dating Dish: what to do when you are frustrated with dating apps and men say sex is better during the pandemic - women disagree. Dear Damona: what to do when he's great on paper but the chemistry isn't there and can we look at ghosting like the rubber band theory? Subscribe to Pot Psychology wherever you get your podcasts and make sure to check out "How To Do It" in Slate. 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 Get Damona's FREE Profile Starter Kit at ProfileStarterKit.com! Do you want to go deeper in love? Join the Patreon at patreon.com/datesandmates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 30

53 min 3 sec

Jordana Abraham, co-founder of multi-platform media company Betches and host of the U Up? Podcast, joins Damona to talk about how to make time for dating when you're busy building your future and finding a motivated match who is just as ambitious as you are. Dating Dish headlines: The Bachelor proves that it is really bad at matchmaking and How Tinder is making dating apps safer. Damona also answers listener questions such as how and when to bring up more sexually evolved topics and how to shoot your shot and make the first move. Follow Jordana's podcast U Up? on all the podcast platforms and make sure to check out @betches on IG! 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 Get Damona's FREE Profile Starter Kit at ProfileStarterKit.com! Do you want to go deeper in love? Join the Patreon at patreon.com/datesandmates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 23

50 min 42 sec

Veronica Grant, Love & Life Coach, explains how the way you relate to your body directly impacts the way that you relate to your romantic partner. Damona covers headlines: How Meghan Markle's truth affects your dating life and the latest controversial feature on Coffee Meets Bagel. This week's Dear Damona questions: Do nice guys finish last and Help! I'm tired of messaging first. Make sure to check out Veronica's Love Life Connection podcast and her 5 Steps to Ending Overwhelm and Anxiety in your Love Life at veronicagrant.com/workshop 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 Get Damona's FREE Profile Starter Kit at ProfileStarterKit.com! Do you want to go deeper in love? Join the Patreon at patreon.com/datesandmates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 16

51 min 9 sec

Matchmaker Maria, long-time matchmaker and Tik Tok star, joins Damona to explain how to make the best match for yourself and the worst dating profile mistakes to avoid. Dating Dish headlines: Dr. Jill Biden, Love Doctor gives advice on love after divorce and OkCupid stats on how dating has changed 1 year after the pandemic. Damona answers listener questions like are you ready to date outside your race and did I just get friendzoned? Follow Matchmaker Maria on IG @matchmakermaria and definitely join her database at agapematch.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 WHERE ARE ALL THE GOOD MATCHES? Are you on the right dating app for your dating style? Find out with Damona’s quiz quiz.damonahoffman.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 9

54 min 55 sec

Jonathon Aslay, America's leading midlife dating coach, and Francesca Hogi, love and life coach for people who happen to be single, return to co-host this very special 350th episode of Dates & Mates. Damona, Jonathon, and Francesca present the facts about the current state of dating and spell out what it means for the future of love. They cover headlines together: What Japan's new 'Minister of Loneliness' can for you and OkCupid reveals the hottest day for dating in the UK this year. They also answer listener questions: Does "in sickness and in health" apply to COVID exposure and how to date without the dating apps right now. Find Francesca on Instagram @DearFranny Find Jonathon's podcast, "What Would Love Do?" at jonathonaslay.com More links and resources from them 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 damonahoffman.com/okcupid 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! What is the best dating app for you? Take Damona's quiz! quiz.damonahoffman.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mar 2

57 min 43 sec

Jennifer Lehr, therapist and Attachment Theory expert, explains attachment styles and how your history can impact your current relationships. Damona covers headlines: is financial misalignment a deal-breaker and are you getting fauci-ed? Damona answers listener questions: what to do if your partner's love language makes you feel awkward and how do you stop the texting trap dead in its tracks? Check out Jennifer Lehr's upcoming project, WeConcile, and her relationship quiz: www.jenniferlehrmft.com TextNow.com/GOYN Dates & Mates is presented 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: damonahoffman.com/okcupid 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! Patreon.com/datesandmates Are you a fan of the show and want access to Damona's Weekly Facebook Live Q&A? Join Damona's Patreon FWBs - Friends with Benefits - at patreon.com/datesandmates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 23

37 min 49 sec

Dr. Gary Lewandowski, psychology professor and author of "Stronger Than You Think: The 10 Blindspots That Undermine Your Relationship", joins Damona to talk about big expectations in new relationships and the tiny pet peeves you want to change about your partner. Headlines for the week: the most popular relationship questions your state is googling and why Britney's super hot 27-year-old bf is the best kind of boyfriend. Plus in Dear Damona, D answers listener questions: What's up with the guys on Whatsapp and how to avoid the time-wasters in dating as a single mom.  Don't forget your copy of Dr. Gary's book "Stronger Thank You Think": damonahoffman.com/contentclub TextNow.com/GOYN Dates & Mates is presented 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: damonahoffman.com/okcupid 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! Patreon.com/datesandmates Are you a fan of the show and want access to Damona's Weekly Facebook Live Q&A? Join Damona's Patreon FWBs - Friends with Benefits - at patreon.com/datesandmates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 16

43 min 16 sec

David Tutera, celebrity wedding planner, TV personality, and lifestyle influencer, joins Damona to talk about the current state of Valentine's celebrations and what couples in love need to know about the future of weddings. Damona covers headlines: what we can learn from celebrity couples therapy experiences and why the 13th of February is just as important as Valentine's Day. Damona answers listener questions: When to share important info about your identity to your matches and how to date if you're married to your job (yes it's possible!) You can find more of David at davidtutera.com or on IG @davidtutera! SPONSORS: 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! Letsroam.com/datesandmates You need an ADVENTURE - a socially distanced one. Get Damona's new scavanger hunt with Let's Roam at letsroam.com/datesandmates Patreon.com/datesandmates Are you a fan of the show and want access to Damona's Weekly Facebook Live Q&A? Join Damona's Patreon FWBs - Friends with Benefits!!! - at patreon.com/datesandmates EVENTS: Dating for vegetarians, flexitarians, the veggie curious with OkCupid & Sweet Earth imaveggielover.com Valentine's Day cooking, comedy, & love lessons with actress Mayim Bialik and comedian Pamela Rae Schuller damonahoffman.com/cookingwithm A Lesson on How To Ace Your Virtual Date with Washington Post Date Lab Team damonahoffman.com/washpost Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Feb 9

45 min 4 sec

Jon Birger, author of Date-onomics and Make Your Move, joins Damona to talk about the science of why women are in charge of the dating scene today. Instead of the headlines, Damona brings back On Screen Romance with conversation with Joy C. Mitchell, writer on the hit Netflix series Bridgerton. Dear Damona questions: are common interests really important in a relationship and why your hopeless romanticism might be killing your relationships. Get Make Your Move: The New Science of Dating and Why Women are in Charge on Amazon! https://amzn.to/3cylqkQ Find more from Joy on instagram @joyineurope 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 OkCupid expects 25 million new matches to be made this January - a big increase from last year⁠. Are you missing out? Download OkCupid today! 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

Feb 2

47 min 18 sec

Rachel De Alto, Chief Dating Expert at Match, joins Damona to examine the relationships between social anxiety, alcohol, and dating. Damona covers headlines: stay away from creeps like Armie Hammer and join in on two big dating app trends this season. In Dear Damona, she answers listener questions: how to filter matches who don't want a long-term relationship and can you still be excited about dating in your 60s? Enter to win your own Virtual Date Kit to ensure their first dates go off without a hitch. The kit includes the new O’Doul’s cans, custom woven socks, a candle, dating convo cards, a smartphone stand and selfie light to set the vibes and ensure they’re camera ready. https://bit.ly/3sX77Mp 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 OkCupid expects 25 million new matches to be made this January - a big increase from last year⁠. Are you missing out? Download OkCupid today! Try Magic Spoon: Take $5 off your first order of the healthy cereal that's too good to be true - Magicspoon.com/dates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 26

54 min 32 sec

Carol Allen, astrologer of Love is In The Stars, returns to Dates & Mates to explain exactly how the stars impact your compatibility beyond just your zodiac sign. Damona covers headlines in the Dating Dish: Why is Lori Harvey getting so much hate over her new relationship with Michael B. Jordan and how to get a celebrity to breakup with your partner. Plus Damona answers listener questions such as how to deal with racism from your dates and can you keep up the chemistry if you can't meet a match online anytime soon. Get your Personal Success Calendar from Carol at damonahoffman.com/mycalendar! OkCupid expects 25 million new matches to be made this January - a big increase from last year⁠. Are you missing out? Download OkCupid today! Get Better Help: real therapy, convenient and affordable. Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. BetterHelp.com/datesandmates Get The Dating Secret - Registration is open through January 20th at thedatingsecret.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 19

52 min 24 sec

Dr. James Simmons of Ask the NP joins Damona to talk about how to stay healthy dating in the time of Covid, ways to reduce your risk of Super Gonorrhea, and de-stigmatizing mental health. Damona covers headlines: Behind the scenes advice on Drew Barrymore getting ghosted and 21 ways to get your flirt on in 2021. Then in Dear Damona she covers listener questions: Has everyone forgotten how to communicate these days and should you give him a third chance if he's cancelled twice before? Follow James at AsktheNP Ok Cupid expects 25 million new matches to be made this January - a big increase from last year⁠. Are you missing out? Download OkCupid today! Try Magic Spoon: Take $5 off your first order of the healthy cereal that's too good to be true - Magicspoon.com/dates Get The Dating Secret - Registration is open through January 20th at thedatingsecret.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jan 12

1 hr