Hashtag Single

Hashtag Single

Navigating being a strong, independent, feminist woman in an online dating world.

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August 10, 2022 59 min

If you're still feeling like you need to shake things up a bit with your IRL dating game, enter Maxine Waters, an incredible entrepreneur and visionary whose BRAND NEW - as in, they literally hosted their very first event six months ago - speed dating company We Met IRL is completely changing the game.

Frustrated after attending a speed dating event that she felt wasn't very diverse, Maxine decided to do the thing that many...

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If you like ahem, all of us, are tired of the dusty dating apps that lead to nowhere and are chomping at the bit for a Hot Girl Summer 2022, we got you!  We're about to introduce you to companies that are shaking things up on the dating scene IRL - that's right, in real life.  Just like 2005 all over again.

Benjamin Goodman is the Marketing and Events Consultant of international speed dating company City Swoon.  City Swoon ...

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Are you stumbling around in the dark blindly, looking for love or a relationship?  Certainly sometimes online dating can feel that way, especially in NYC.  Enter Amber Lee, CEO, Founder, and matchmaker at Select Date Society, a luxury matchmaking service working with high income earners and high caliber singles, that she started in the pandemic after a life-threatening and unexpected cardiac arrest while driving made her realize ho...

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My single guest this month is Annie, a wine enthusiast and educator, and we agree on two things:  first, dating apps suck, and second, the 1984 classic adventure-comedy film "Romancing the Stone" is one of the best rom-coms of all time.    The problem of course is the set up: like a lot of unwitting screen heroines of her time, Kathleen Turner plays a woman who was guaranteed a drab existence until her life is suddenly tran...
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So what exactly has changed in society around gender and sexuality in the last four years?  Maybe it feels like we've made progress by gaining certain freedoms while at the same time things have also become way more complicated? If that resonates with you, you're in good company.     Fortunately for all of us I have THE most incredibly savvy, smart, sharp-witted human, Arielle Isaac Norman, a self-proclaimed "gender-fle...
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Hey. How are u ?   Yup, we're tired of it too.  If you're starting to feel as if the world no longer knows how to hold an actual conversation, you'll enjoy this talk I have with gender and communications professor Dr. Cassandra LeClair about accountability on dating apps, post-pandemic overwhelm, and the overall breakdown of boundaries in our dating experience and expectations.   Cassandra's journey to pursuing an u...
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There's a superstition amongst creative people - especially amongst stand-up comedians - that if you're happy and in a successful, fulfilled relationship, that you'll lose your hunger for the art, or worse, the edge to your comedy.  It comes out of the ancient idea that in order to be an artists, one needs to suffer for their art.  So I sat down with two single comedians to find out if there's any truth to that old ...
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If you're a badass feminist *obsessed* with Wordle (raises hand), let me introduce you to the goddess of words, Lizzie Skurnick, whose recent book "Pretty Bitches: On Being Called Crazy, Angry, Bossy, Frumpy, Feisty, and All the Other Words That Are Used to Undermine Women" is part memoir, part dramaturgical examination, and part exorcism of the words that have pained, broken, and oppressed women for decades of their li...

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I don't know if this makes us "good girls" or not but we looooove talking about sex on #single!    So this month I've invited transformational workshop leader, author, speaker, life coach and sex educator - and of course, podcast creator and host - Leah Carey to join me to talk about her life, journey and all the things that go into her podcast Good Girls Talk About Sex.  We cover some spicy hot topics like sexual a...
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A lone girl sits on a busy New York City subway. She is huddled in a warm, burgendy down coat and pink hat, in sharp contrast to the fluorescent lights and cold metal that's around her. She is intently reading something on her phone and as she scrolls a flush comes to her cheeks and her eyes widen in interest. The small rosebud "O" of her mouth is hidden beneath her KN95 mask.  A burly man in construction books sits dow...

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#Newyearnewidea  We all could use a little change right now, and I thought it'd be fun to do something a little different.  This year I'm kicking off a Podcast Exchange, where I interview the host of another podcast that's also talking about relationships and dating to see what their hot topics are, what inspires them, and whcih episodes really resonate with other single women in their audience.   This month I'm hon...
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January 12, 2022 60 min
We begin 2022's new author series with Alisson Wood, whose first book "Being Lolita" is a memoir of the forbidden romance she had with her high school English teacher.    For the women who have been victims of a sexual predator, of sexual assault, of sexual trauma, especially as a teenager, Alisson wants you to know: You are not alone. You are seen. You are validated. You are understood.   And while this may initially s...
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December 29, 2021 64 min

Y'all!  What a year it's been!!  Most years when we hit December everyone says "wow this year flew by!" but dear god why did this one feel soooo loooong? 

In lieu of a 1:1 episode for December, I decided to do something new.  I created a little mashup of the choicest nuggets from all of this year's guest expert episodes.  I had such incredible conversations with inspiring women on a range of topics, from female ...

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December 8, 2021 58 min
Yeah you know me!  Who's down with NLP?  Every last homieeeee....   ..... Sorry, couldn''t help myself.  If you're not familiar with NLP, those letters stand for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, which comes down to how one communicates with the subconscious.  We all know that our brain is receiving thousands of signals in every moment that we're not even consciously aware of; NLP practitioners believe there is a c...
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For my lady friends who do not have kids.... what does your friend group look like?  Do you also have friends who are child-free?  Or do you maybe have a lot of girlfriends you just plain haven't seen in a while, where your friendship has petered out a bit after they decided to have kids?   For a lot of single people who are of child-bearing age, especially women, the dropoff of your friend group can be particularly devastating...
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October 27, 2021 58 min
Rachel is a fabulous single woman with a fascinating story that starts with finding her husband at a Mormon college that has traditional gender roles, going to China as newlyweds, leaving him, returning to China, experimenting with dating both sexes there, and ultimately returning stateside to Colorado.     Now... you don't have to necessarily move across the world to another country post-divorce, but In the process of trying t...
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Next up in our creativity series is Alexandra Laplante, a queer writer/ performer who talks about her journey from monogamy to cheating to polyamory in a solo storytelling piece called "Unconventionally Intimate" which in pre-pandemic times was staged and performed in people's apartments around NYC!

Alex shares her incredible story with us of how she used writing and ultimately performing to help her become honest and o...

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September 28, 2021 43 min

The online daters' dilemma: do I give this bad texter the benefit of the doubt and double down on my effort to coax them out of their shell?  Or do I take their lack of communication as a clue that they're really not all that interested and move on?

Related: in this day and age, do women still expect to be pursued a bit harder (courted, if you will?).... or does the "me culture" of 2021 prevent all of us from pursui...

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Ever catch yourself thinking:  "My dating life is so epic, it would make a great movie or tv series!!" followed by "that's ridiculous, movies take thousands of dollars?!" or even "that's ridiculous!  It's the pandemic, I can't even GO to the movies!!" ?

Well friends, I have not one but TWO incredible filmmaking teams that beat both odds and managed to create gorgeous, hilarious, heartwarming ...

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August 31, 2021 47 min

Let's acknowledge some assumptions about older age that have been programmed into us.

  • People of an older age naturally feel a need to settle down.  
  • They get comfortable in their ways.  They're afraid to take risks.  They're happy the way things are.  They're inflexible.
  • They don't take care of themselves and they "let themselves go", because they stop caring.
  • All older men want to date much younger women.
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