Hashtag Single

Hashtag Single

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

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June 8, 2021 51 min

YOU GO GIRLFRIEND!!!  We're throwin' it back to the 90's in honor of my birthday this month and the 30th anniversary of It's Just Lunch, a multi-national matchmaking agency founded in 1991 by a busy, professional woman who wanted to make it easier for professionals to date.

So, what was working with a matchmaking agency even like in 1991 when the internet was a baby?  I talk with VP of Sales Sandra Hatton to discus...

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You know that cliche Hallmark fairy tale story where the big, successful city girl goes home to her parents house in small town America for a short time and she falls in love with the unexpectedly hot single guy that runs the bike or handyman shop and she has to decide between returning to her (lonely) big city life or return to her roots in this small suburban town?  Know anyone that happened to in the pandemic?   Yeah, neither do...
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How do you process being single?  Do you feel frustrated, doubtful, even shamed?  In this episode with transformational mindset and relational coach Leisse Wilcox, we take a deep dive into where that shame comes from, whether it's internal or external, and what you can "do" (and not do) about it.   And since we celebrate Mother's Day this month and Leisse is a mother of three herself who also happens to be single, w...
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April 28, 2021 47 min
Have you been wanting #single to chat with a pansexual polyamorous/ ethical non-monogamist sober stand-up comedian?? Well, your prayers have been answered!! ? Listen in as I chat with Lisa, a delightful gem of person, on all of the unique dynamics of polyamorous dating...?on apps....?in a pandemic....including what exactly it takes to be in a healthy multiple partnership (spoiler: it's all about communication). ? We also talk o...
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There's a lot of books for single people about dating.  And a lot of sex books that are written for couples.  Sooo..... why aren't there any sex books specifically written for single people?

Enter Dr. Megan Stubbs, aka the "single sexologist," whose soon-to-be released book, "Playing Without a Partner," was written just for us on the topics of confidence, contentedness, fulfillment, and yes, sex in singledo...

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March 30, 2021 51 min
You've dated a douchebag.  Right? We all have.  There's no avoiding it.  There seems to be a plethora of dbs out there in the single world, especially in this crazy time of Covid.     if y'all thought dating in New York is bad.... we clearly had no idea what we weren't missing until I started talking to Mona, a badass comedian living and dating in LA who has got dating stories that will blow your mind.  It's one...
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Let's talk about single shaming. 

Chances are, you're been victim to it at least once in your life.  You've been told, directly or indirectly, that since you're clearly so fabulous and still single, that you simply must be doing something wrong!  You're too picky.  Or you're too thin.  Or too loud.  Or too desperate.  The list goes on and on.

And who are the people most likely to be using this disparaging ...

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February 24, 2021 61 min
Ever had that thing where you're chatting with someone on a dating app and it all starts to feel a little.... familiar??  I'll be the first to admit that I've started conversations with people I unmatched previously without fully realizing it at first, but unlike my guest Robin I'll eventually let the guy know what's up.  Robin however, likes to see "how far she can take it" lol before a guy will figure ...
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Have you ever struggled with reconciling the equality you want in a relationship and the empowerment you have in your life with dating online? 

.... Okay - that sentence might have just blown your mind a little bit.  But in this episode I'm joined by life & relationship coach Teresa Thomas, M.S, who's here to tell us that the way we identify ourselves and the things we want don't have to be mutually exclusive.  As ...

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January 27, 2021 55 min
Be honest:  what's your age on your dating profile?  Now, be even more honest: what's the age range you're looking for?  Is it your own age, plus or minus five years, or are you consistently looking for people younger than you?   My 1:1 guest this month, Grace, has an amazing range she's open to - guys ten years younger AND guys ten years older... which means she can potentially match with guys in their late 20'...
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January 19, 2021 42 min
BONUS EPISODE!!  With this month's inauguration and allllll the intense politics of this month and the past year (woof), we wanted to bring you a bonus mash-up episode with two very awesome ladies who host innovative political podcast Girl and The Gov, who just so happen to be single :).  Sammy and Maddie created Girl and The Gov podcast to provide a platform for young women to engage with the evolving political sphere in an ap...
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Prepare to be showered by the goddess wisdom of Acamea Deadwiler, accomplished writer and author of "Single. That: Dispelling the Top Ten Myths of the Single Woman" which we're officially claiming as the #single podcast manifesto!!     Ever been called lonely, desperate, sexually frustrated, bitter?  Chances are you've been labelled or accused of at least one of these things one time or another - just because you...
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December 22, 2020 49 min

If you've ever felt frustrated or out-of-sync with the speed which your matches want to move, you're SO not alone.  The timing of everything - from when to move off the app, when to trust someone with your phone number, when to meet up, and when you're ready to send sexy texts/ pics doesn't just vary from person to person, it seems like it varies greatly between men and women. 

My guest Jessica and I discuss why is...

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When it comes to dating apps, are you winging it?  Swiping right with abandon or whenever someone seems cute or sane enough to have a conversation with?  That might be a good starting point but you may find that ultimately there's not enough to sustain you, and that's because you're not dating strategically.

April Davis is the founder/ president of Luma, a privately-owned matchmaking firm with 40 locations across the U...

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November 24, 2020 51 min
Picture this:  it's a bright, warm, Hallmark-movie day... you're out running errands (with your mask on, natch), popping in to the post office and dashing off to Trader Joe's when you decide on a quick coffee stop... where you spot a cutie waiting for his oat milk latte.  Your eyes meet across the room.  He smiles (or at least... his eyes kinda crinkle above his mask)... you smile... and then... and then what?   Not exa...
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What's your "baggage"?  Divorced, STIs, single mom of three kids, intimacy issues?  Our two experts - Michael Naisteter and Jaime Bernstein - are pro matchmakers from company Three Day Rule with backgrounds in sex positivity/ education and coaching the transition from co-parenting to single parenting.  They share their wisdom & insight with us on how to hurdle the barrier of facing your scary perceived baggage with ...

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October 20, 2020 54 min

Did you ever get to that point in a relationship where your higher, smarter, grown self just sorta knew that you had to walk away cause it wasn't working out?  Not because you didn't love the person, but because a part of you could see that they weren't willing to work on their shit (while you've been working on yours all this time) and you knew that without that link, the problem wouldn't fix itself.    

It ta...

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Excited to bring you our third episode in our Meet a Matchmaker Series!  Meet Tammi Pickle, VP and Partner of Elite Connections Matchmaking Agency which has been a female-founded, family-based (we're talking Tammi's mom!) company matchmaking singles since allllll the way back in 1994!!!  That's right - from matching by snail mail into the digital age, Elite has now grown up to thirteen (!) offices nationwide and interna...

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September 22, 2020 59 min

#single is going international y'all!!  It's our very first episode featuring a single guest from another country and we're so excited to get down and dirty about dating in other cultures.  Jeane, originally from Singapore, is a New Yorker celebrating her 10th anniversary here (woohoo!), and invited her friend Govin from Malaysia to join us virtually - and there is *such shade* thrown between a Singaporean and Malaysian...

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Have you ever thought about your app response rate?  How about your message-to-conversion rate?  Have you ever done a controlled experiment to see what exactly elicits a response?  Nah, me either.  But Erika Ettin, online dating coach and founder of coaching service A Little Nudge, has.  In fact, with a masters degree and a background in finance, she loves to get downright nerdy with her dating data.

Dating is, after all, a great ...

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