Dates & Mates with Damona Hoffman

Dates & Mates with Damona Hoffman

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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May 4, 2021 63 min
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 damon...
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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; Nei...
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April 27, 2021 53 min
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 t...
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April 20, 2021 53 min
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: shoul...
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April 16, 2021 16 min
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
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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 flow...
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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 w...
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March 30, 2021 54 min
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&#...
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March 23, 2021 51 min
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 h...
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March 16, 2021 52 min
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'...
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March 9, 2021 55 min
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...
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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 fo...
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February 23, 2021 38 min
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 upcom...
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February 16, 2021 44 min
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...
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February 9, 2021 46 min
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 shar...
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February 2, 2021 45 min
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 rela...
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January 26, 2021 52 min
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 ...
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January 19, 2021 50 min
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 yo...
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January 12, 2021 58 min
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 gi...
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January 5, 2021 61 min
Mark Groves of Create The Love and The Mark Groves Podcast joins Damona to talk about new beginnings and how to ditch dating rock bottom. Damona covers headlines: Is Ariana really tying the knot this time and do dating apps really want you to find love? 'Dear Damona' segment is back by popular demand: What to do with all these breadcrumb-y dudes and surely there are better pickup lines than "hey"? Find The Mark Gro...
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