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Get coached by the World’s #1 Dating Expert for Women! Matthew Hussey is a NY Times best-selling author, Cosmo columnist, and The Today Show’s Resident Love Expert. In each bite-size episode of LOVE Life, you'll get practical tips you can use right away to improve all of your relationships – romantic, family, friends, career and, most importantly, the relationship you have with yourself.

Love Life with Matthew Hussey Matthew Hussey

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    • 4.7 • 166 Ratings

Get coached by the World’s #1 Dating Expert for Women! Matthew Hussey is a NY Times best-selling author, Cosmo columnist, and The Today Show’s Resident Love Expert. In each bite-size episode of LOVE Life, you'll get practical tips you can use right away to improve all of your relationships – romantic, family, friends, career and, most importantly, the relationship you have with yourself.

    Decoding Your Most Confusing Texts From Men

    Decoding Your Most Confusing Texts From Men

    "What does he mean when he texts THIS?"
    In today's episode, Matt and Steve sit down live to discuss YOUR most confusing texts and what they really mean!
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    • 43 min
    When you and your partner have different standards...

    When you and your partner have different standards...

    What do you do when you're dating someone, but you're worried they don't appreciate the effort you make? And will they step up their standards when you move in together, or are they going to stay the same forever?
    Join Matt and Stephen to talk all about standards!
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    • 18 min
    Being High Value: Does It Make It Harder To Be Attracted To Someone?

    Being High Value: Does It Make It Harder To Be Attracted To Someone?

    When you work on making yourself more attractive, does your dating pool narrow? Are there simply less people who will live up to your standards?
    Join Matt and Stephen for a chat about standards, self-growth, and choosing people for the right reasons.
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    • 21 min
    Can you mess it up with the right person?

    Can you mess it up with the right person?

    Is it possible to mess it up with the right person? Can you miss your chance if you make the wrong move? 
    When you make a mistake, the worst feeling in the world is, "what if I had done things differently?"
    We talk about how to get over your past failures in love and the mindset that will stop you living in regret. 
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    • 23 min
    Should He Come Over On The First Date(s)?

    Should He Come Over On The First Date(s)?

    It's always a question: How fast should you move when it comes to intimacy? 
    The answer: it depends on what your goals are... 
    Matt and Steve talk about the value of inside vs. outdoor dates early on in a relationship, how to find out what their intentions are, and what kind of "progress" really matters in dating. 
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    • 22 min
    Avoiding a Difficult Conversation Because You’re Afraid of Their Answer?

    Avoiding a Difficult Conversation Because You’re Afraid of Their Answer?

    Sometimes we avoid speaking up about what we really want with a person because we’re afraid we will “make waves” in the relationship.
    We come from a place of fear and anxiety.
    “What if me telling him I want something to be different makes him walk away altogether?” we think to ourselves. So we ignore the conversation and silently suffer.
    But then nothing gets better. We just put off the conversation for another day while time keeps moving on.
    If this is you, this episode is for you.
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    These tickets are at a deep discount and have some really special extras thrown in.
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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

O_owlice87 ,

Re: Can you Mess It Up with the Wrong Person

So I've been listening, following, reading, referring friends, quoting and using your advice for the last 3 years. I think you’re the bees knees of dating advice and women. And I often come across you in times of need as if my Guardian Angel is guiding me towards you so I can gain perspective and heal. Today was scarily accurate, as if this email could've been written by me instead of the mystery guy. It felt powerful and deep. I felt like you are sitting opposite me and are talking right at my tear stained face… yes I’ve been crying about this for the past week BUT NOT TODAY! (ironically it’s my birthday week so well timed right? Possibly why it hurts more too).

First off … thank you. Thank you x 1billion. You always have the right words and advice. I needed to hear what you had to say today more than you will ever imagine. I felt awakened and slapped out of my sadness. I am Bi (I’ve been dating women mostly) and despite that, you're advice is usually on key and super helpful. I want to go to your seminar one day but for now your podcasts are helping me a lot instead. I wish they were longer! Can we have more longer ones? Maybe where you and Steve talk to someone who needs help in the subject you are discussing??

What I love about you is you get it. You just get us. It's not about putting on make up and short dressers. You give us standards, perspective and in a weird way, love. I feel that you care. I love that. You are like the bestie we need that hands us a wine and says "no don't beat yourself up, it's going to be ok. Let's figure this out.... ect" and give on point advice that actually works. Thank you.

Quick backstory: I have been single for 3 years and feel that, along with your help, I’ve come a long way in accepting who I am, creating healthy boundaries and deal breakers and overall healing and becoming stronger. but... I’m SOOOO ready and keen for a relationship. I’ve got a lot of love ready inside me. I’m tragically desperate and I need help to supress the desperate. Personality wise I’m basically a Labrador puppy hidden inside a female body. It's like I’m just at the shelter waiting for someone to pick me and love me. So I finally found someone who excites me and they seemed really into me. We dated for 7 weeks. I felt the passion, I felt the vibes and tingles, I gave 150% into being kind, patient, understanding, honest… all that stuff… and yet she’s come back at me with I’m not ready to date. She’s so busy in life with a new job, a big interstate move, selling a house, getting a new place, moving and raising two dogs, friends visiting, build projects after project for friends (like decks and gates etc), soccer etc that she’s exhausted and has no time to call or text and is simply stressed. She doesn’t have time for herself let alone another person sooo i’ve been let go. I know what you’re going to say. That I have my answer, simple - she’s telling the truth, she’s busy and can’t be there for me. So move on. Let her go. Don’t waste your time and save it for someone who deserves it.
She likes me and told me she hurts her to let me go but she needs to be single and doesn’t want to hurt me worse later on when she can’t give me what I need cos she can’t be present due to her busy life…

So I need to let her go. I know. It just hurts too much though. She says i’m great, done nothing wrong but I can’t help and be critical on myself. I’m thinking ‘well if I was so good why are you letting me go? Why not hold onto me and try to make it work?’ I’m struggling to accept that i’m back to the start again. The lyrics from James TW ‘My Somebody’ come to mind “Wouldn’t it be amazing to find someone you’re safe with…” it just hurts way too much and cuts me raw. How do you control this over excitement and calm the F down? How do I control this desperation? I feel it's my biggest weakness in my failed searches for love. I don’t want to get that excited again and ruin the next one/don’t get so hurt next time. (sorry if this is too long). Any advice?

Alice

LRT27 ,

Not just relevant for your love life, but all aspects of life

I love the candour between Matthew and Stephen as they discuss huge philosophical ideas. There are always profound nuggets of wisdom in each episode that are not only applicable to your love life, but to all aspects of life. I have gained a lot from this podcast and I hope they will continue to create more content!

Jenae - american in Oz ,

Always worth the listen!

I have been listening to Matt since jan 2010 just watching his videos about dating. I can remember how annoyed I would get because they were 100% spot on. For a while I even tried to rebel against them, but that got me no results.

After a while though having done psychology as a major at uni it dawned on me, this is not just dating advice. Even though that was the focus I realised wow that is a guy with true empathy towards people and this is well beyond just some dating advice. I remember that so well it was the biggest light bulb moment for me. I have been a dedicated follower ever since listening to every video some multiple times. Then the podcasts started with Stephen his brother, can I just say holy wow! Stephen Hussey you are a legend in your own right. Each one of these podcasts has been filled with an enormous amount of insight, empathy, and straight down the line, tell it like it is, smack you in the face until you here it, real raw answers to very real questions. Every single podcast leaves me thinking huh why don’t I do that, or good already ticking that box! Either way it’s learning or confirmation I am on the right track. Absolutely wouldn’t miss a single podcast. Everything from I wish I could have been more like, or changed this or that and the way through to how to deal with dating and the investment spent on someone!! I just love every minute!

I also want say it was my dream for 3 or 4 years prior to COVID to attend the live retreat, then COVID hit. :( although I grew up in Arizona I live in Australia now so getting to the states was hard enough now even harder. It was because after some time of not watching YouTube having gone through a very nasty divorce I felt I needed to watch more than ever so on came the podcasts, the very first one I watched plugged this virtual retreat being held. I thought no way it can’t be omg I hope I didn’t miss it! I would not cope if it I had because right now I needed more than ever. It was a roller coaster of an effort to get myself there but everything aligned perfectly and I was able to sit down and in my study at home and connect with Matthew and his team! I have to say wether you have your who world seemingly crashing down on you, or you just need a pick me up or even if you think nah my life is fantastic you have to attend one of these virtual retreats. It literally saved my life and is the gift I gave myself that keeps on giving. I have the tools I need to succeed in my life, to be happy again, to know that pain hurts but it will pass. The most amazing thing is the online community you become part of, you literally are never alone. My boyfriend broke up with me the other night which I didn’t think would hurt as much as it did, so I decided to take a drive upto Sydney. What’s so cool is a bunch of us in Australia formed our own group and have stayed in contact, because I am here alone I normally would not have had too many people I would have felt comfortable to talk to either they don’t get it or something. In this instance though I called one of the girls who is coming down as I type this for a girls weekend, and without hesitation at 8pm at night she said do you want to catch up when you get here and then contacted another of the girls who I have met and hung out with and she also called to check on me. It was absolutely amazing because they weren’t strangers to me they were already friends because they went through something so profound with me that we all have a very strong connection! Get yourselves along to the retreat as well trust me you won’t regret it! To you Matthew and Stephen and the entire team keep saving lives you are one step closer to making the people of this planet that much better!!! We love you both xxxxxxx

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