This Is Dating

This Is Dating

Come for the cringe, stay for the connection. Follow four modern daters as they trade the swiping, the small talk, and the fumbled first kiss for a curated virtual date with a team of fairy godmothers behind the scenes. You might have eavesdropped on a first date before, but never like this. From the producers of Where Should We Begin, This is Dating, a series of recorded first dates. If you would like to get new episodes a week or so in advance in addition to ad-free listening subscribe to This Is Dating on Apple Podcasts. Visit the This Is Dating show page on Apple Podcasts for more info. We will be back in the fall with a whole new series of recorded first dates. Thanks for being a part of this first season we can’t wait for you to hear who we will set up next.

Episodes

December 15, 2021 4 mins

Come for the cringe, stay for the connection. Follow four modern daters as they trade the swiping, the small talk, and the fumbled first kiss for a curated virtual date with a team of fairy godmothers behind the scenes. You might have eavesdropped on a first date before, but never like this. From the producers of Where Should We Begin, This is Dating, a series of recorded first dates.

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Is it chemistry or are you just turned on by his unavailability? Meet Virginia, a 30-something lawyer looking for the love of her life and she's gone on 50+ dates to prove it. This week, we set her up with a model & wait for the sparks to fly.

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January 10, 2022 28 mins

Aziz knows what he likes in a partner. So much so that he's got a list of requirements. This week, he explores what straying from the list does for his love life.

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January 24, 2022 35 mins

Khan is good at falling in love. He's also good at wooing everyone around him. On this week's date, he questions the root of his charm.

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January 31, 2022 17 mins

When James went on a blind date with Aziz, many of you wrote in to tell us how much you loved him. This week, Hiwote has a follow up conversation with the karaoke legend who stole our hearts.

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February 7, 2022 19 mins

How bad was your worst first date? Whatever it was, we can almost guarantee these stories are far worse.

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February 14, 2022 31 mins

Aziz and Manny are both keenly aware of their attachment styles. But we're all different around different people, right? This week, Aziz reverses the power dynamic.

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February 21, 2022 13 mins

There are conversations you replay over in your mind weeks or months after you've heard them. The lastest Aziz and Manny date brought up something for Jesse that made her want to go a little deeper.

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February 28, 2022 28 mins

It's hard to priorize dating when your first dates never lead to second ones. This week, Amanda rethinks the time she's willing to invest in her dating life.

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March 7, 2022 23 mins

Before we ever set them up on dates, we sat them down all together. Listen in as Amanda, Aziz, Khan and Virginia talk through their expectations on love, relationships and this podcast.

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March 14, 2022 32 mins

Available shouldn't mean unsexy, right? Sadly, it does for many of us. This week, Virginia questions what really turns her on.

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March 21, 2022 20 mins

There is no dearth of relationship quizzes out there that will help you determine how you attach. But does how you were loved as a child shape how you love as an adult? Is this all bullshit? And if not, can your attachment style be changed? Eleanor takes these questions out for a spin with a few people who have thought a lot about how we attach.

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March 28, 2022 32 mins

Vulnerability is the closest we can get to intimacy with our clothes on. And the only way to go there is to push through the sports talk. This week, Amanda and her date try to go a little deeper.

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April 4, 2022 26 mins

This week we welcome our friends at Love Letters from PRX and The Boston Globe. Meredith Goldstein is an advice columnist and host of the podcast Love Letters. We set her up for a check-in a year later with Manny (Aziz's second date) for a chat about breaking the rules when it comes to love. For more episodes of Love Letters go to: loveletters.show

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Loyal to the pattern. Every time I love a guy, I love them more. And when I get attached, it's harder to say goodbye.

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April 18, 2022 32 mins

Maybe you only date one person at a time. Maybe you don’t. Whether you’re raising a family with your polycule or considering opening up your monogamous twosome, “Polysecure” author Jessica Fern talks about how to build healthy, secure relationships.

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April 25, 2022 26 mins

It's very easy for a date to feel like a performance. So how do you flirt without pretending to be someone you're not? This week, Khan delivers a master class in flirting virtually.

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May 2, 2022 15 mins

It's awkward to end a relationship that hasn't really began. This week, Hiwote takes a turn in the daters seat and rethinks how much she owes someone she's just met.

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June 13, 2022 18 mins

Even though our season has come to an end, we’re still thinking about where all of our daters ended up after their dates. This week, Hiwote called Ani to find out whatever happened with her and Khan.

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Tell us about the dates you have been going on and let us set you up on your next one. And as we start to think about the next season of first dates, we turn to professional matchmaker Kara Laricks for some tips.

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