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U Up? is the definitive modern dating podcast presented by Betches co-founder Jordana Abraham and comedian Jared Freid, where they discuss their take on the ebbs and flows of the crazy dating world we live in. From interpreting dating app interactions and weird sexual encounters, to defining the relationship and everything in between - they’re here to make sure you don’t die alone. For more fun dating commentary, polls, and bonus content, follow @uuppod on Instagram.

U Up‪?‬ Betches Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 130 Ratings

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U Up? is the definitive modern dating podcast presented by Betches co-founder Jordana Abraham and comedian Jared Freid, where they discuss their take on the ebbs and flows of the crazy dating world we live in. From interpreting dating app interactions and weird sexual encounters, to defining the relationship and everything in between - they’re here to make sure you don’t die alone. For more fun dating commentary, polls, and bonus content, follow @uuppod on Instagram.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    How NOT To Do Long Distance Relationships

    How NOT To Do Long Distance Relationships

    On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start out with a discussion of how Jordana’s husband feels about her most recent U Up? With Benefits episode. Then, they talk about a full-blown presentation someone DM’d Jared to try to set him up with her friend. Should PowerPoints be a requirement for a fix up? J&J go over each slide to tell you exactly how to make a presentation for your own friends. The Awkward Sexual Encounter involves a visit from a raccoon. Later, a listener asks how she should deal with her boyfriend not wanting to sext while they’re doing long distance. Is it a deal breaker if she won’t talk about it? Finally, they play a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker, presented by Impossible Foods, about fantasizing to Instagram pics and COVID comfort.
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    West Elm Caleb Is Everything That’s Wrong With Modern Dating

    West Elm Caleb Is Everything That’s Wrong With Modern Dating

    Jared and Jordana are back with an emergency Sunday Special all about West Elm Caleb, a New York guy who’s blowing up on TikTok for ghosting, love bombing, and sending unsolicited dick pics. Maddy gives the timeline of how this all started, and Jared and Jordana discuss the extent of his offenses. Does he really deserve all of this public shaming? Plus, they talk about how the power dynamics on dating apps play into these issues.

    • 45 min
    Stop Judging Yourself So Much When Dating

    Stop Judging Yourself So Much When Dating

    On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start out with a discussion about the most annoying person on vacation and Jared’s conflicted feelings about dating apps. The first emailer asks how to navigate the early stages of dating a sober person. Should she address it before planning the first date? The Awkward Sexual Encounter was thwarted by a full moon. Later, a listener asks how to deal with their partner being a workaholic. Is there room for compromise or are they just not the match? J&J finish the episode with a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about leftovers, white lies, and Jared’s alleged doppelganger.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Do You Know Jordana’s Favorite Ice Cream Flavor? Well, You Better

    Do You Know Jordana’s Favorite Ice Cream Flavor? Well, You Better

    On this week’s bonus episode for our U Up? With Benefits subscribers, Jordana is getting vulnerable about two disagreements she’s had with her husband recently. First they butt heads because Jordana wanted to wear her Christmas present early and he wanted to stick to tradition. Then, on their trip to Miami, Jordana got in her head about him not knowing her favorite ice cream flavor. Jared helps her break down why this upset her, and they discuss consistency and expectations in relationships.

    Can Awkward Sex Be A Deal Breaker?

    Can Awkward Sex Be A Deal Breaker?

    On this week’s Sunday Special, Jared and Jordana answer an email from a listener asking if her situationship fizzled because of an awkward sexual encounter. They went on four good dates, but when they finally had sex, it was a letdown. He started being distant afterwards, so she texted him to ask what was up. J&J break down the texts to try to figure out what happened here. Was it really about the sex? And does it really matter either way? Finally, they play a round of J&J’s Final Say about dating rules and dog pics on dating apps.

    • 32 min
    Is It Normal To Have FOMO When You’re In A Relationship?

    Is It Normal To Have FOMO When You’re In A Relationship?

    On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start out with a discussion about how we’re all living in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm and what it takes to really be excited for a first date. The first emailer asks if she’s crazy for wanting to marry her first serious boyfriend. Is FOMO from her single friends a sign that she needs to date around more? The Awkward Sexual Encounter involves a very needy puppy. Later, an emailer asks how to make it clear to her guy friends that she’s not romantically interested in them. Are they even her friends in the first place? Finally, J&J give justice to The Original Cottage Inn and play a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about birth control and dating app ghost writers.

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

boobys77 ,

dynamic duo

Hi,im Adam from Australia, what i enjoy about you to is the funny banter that you both bring to the mic, I also really like the male perspective from both of you, in how you both pull apart emails and text with fair evaluation, i love it, keep it going strong, signing out from the other aide of the pond.

Tamika 🌱 ,

IN LOVE

such great conversations & super funny.
agree about the australian tour!

Oliverpoolfc ,

Love from down under

J and J provide a perfect dynamic of advice and comedy in the modern dating world. I listen every week religiously, just waiting for an Australian tour.

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