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Ask a Matchmaker is your weekly go-to podcast for all things love and relationships. Hosted by fourth generation matchmaker and founder of Agape Match, Maria Avgitidis, Ask a Matchmaker gives you no-nonsense insight into dating, relationships, compatibility, and love. Maria and her weekly special guest answer questions to help you venture through the jungle that is modern love. Whether you're looking for someone or you're happily taken, Maria will keep you inspired to keep going down the path of love every week, and hopefully gain a great tip or two to ignite the spark or keep the sparks flying!

Ask a Matchmaker Maria Avgitidis

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 204 Ratings

Ask a Matchmaker is your weekly go-to podcast for all things love and relationships. Hosted by fourth generation matchmaker and founder of Agape Match, Maria Avgitidis, Ask a Matchmaker gives you no-nonsense insight into dating, relationships, compatibility, and love. Maria and her weekly special guest answer questions to help you venture through the jungle that is modern love. Whether you're looking for someone or you're happily taken, Maria will keep you inspired to keep going down the path of love every week, and hopefully gain a great tip or two to ignite the spark or keep the sparks flying!

    WIll Evangelia Go to Eurovision?

    WIll Evangelia Go to Eurovision?

    This week, Maria is talking to singer and songwriter Evangelia!
    She grew up commuting between her grandmother’s small farm on the Greek island of Crete and her parents’ home in New Jersey. Two completely different music worlds, both of which influenced her style. Her music blends modern pop music with sounds from her Greek roots, contemporary club beats and catchy melodies by fusing American pop culture with traditional Greek elements.
    Follow Evangelia on TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@evangeliamusic
    Follow Evangelia on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/evangelia/
    Want to join an upcoming Agape Intensive? 2022 dates just announced! http://agapeintensive.com

    Follow Maria on Instagram to find out when the Matchmaker Hotline will be open to talk! http://instagram.com/matchmakermaria 
    Follow Agape Match on Instagram at http://instagram.com/agapematch

    Follow the podcast on Instagram at http://instagram.com/askamatchmaker

    • 25 min
    #74 - Hotline Edition: Dating a Guy Five Months and He Wants to Host Our Families for the Holidays. Help!

    #74 - Hotline Edition: Dating a Guy Five Months and He Wants to Host Our Families for the Holidays. Help!

    You have questions and Maria has answers! 
    It’s another edition of the Ask a Matchmaker Hotline, where you can directly ask Matchmaker Maria your questions. (If you want to call on a future episode, be sure to follow her on Instagram to know when the hotline will be open next)
    This week, we talk about...It’s the holidays! How to handle dating in your hometown when you go home.I think I’m a bad texter. How do I fix that?I’m discouraged with dating. What should I do?How do I date when I have a demanding job?How to handle the holidays with your partner's families.How do you meet people outside of your own friend circle?What if I’m dating a guy who has a voice I don’t like?
    Want to join an upcoming Agape Intensive? 2022 dates just announced! http://agapeintensive.com

    Follow Maria on Instagram to find out when the Matchmaker Hotline will be open to talk! http://instagram.com/matchmakermaria 
    Follow Agape Match on Instagram at http://instagram.com/agapematch

    Follow the podcast on Instagram at http://instagram.com/askamatchmaker

    • 49 min
    BONUS: A Look at Match’s Singles in America Study 2021

    BONUS: A Look at Match’s Singles in America Study 2021

    Every year, Match’s Singles in America study shows how the latest trends are shaping what it means to fly solo.
    In this bonus episode, the Agape Match team gives their analysis on this year’s study. 
    In the study, Match revealed that singles are redefining the new sexy. Spoiler alert: Physical attraction is no longer enough. From social movements to self-improvement, the study dives deep to see how emotional maturity has become the new “it” factor.
    Read the study at https://www.singlesinamerica.com/
    Want to join an upcoming Agape Intensive? 2022 dates just announced! http://agapeintensive.com

    Follow Maria on Instagram to find out when the Matchmaker Hotline will be open to talk! http://instagram.com/matchmakermaria 
    Follow Agape Match on Instagram at http://instagram.com/agapematch

    Follow the podcast on Instagram at http://instagram.com/askamatchmaker

    • 47 min
    #73 - How to Harness Your Anxiety as a Superpower with Dr. Wendy Suzuki

    #73 - How to Harness Your Anxiety as a Superpower with Dr. Wendy Suzuki

    What if you could make friends with your anxiety? What if you could learn to leverage your anxiety to be a gift? We look at anxiety as such a bad thing, but so often our anxiety is trying to tell us something. Learning how to harness that can be a game changer. 
    This week’s conversation could help you change your life.
    Dr. Wendy A. Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University. Her TED talk has over 31 million views and was the 2nd most viewed ted talk of 2018. She’s the author of “Healthy Brain, Happy Life” and “Good Anxiety” which is now available wherever books are sold. 
    Pick up Dr. Wendy's new book at https://www.goodanxiety.com/
    Follow Dr. Wendy on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/wendy.suzuki/
    Learn more about Dr. Wendy at https://www.wendysuzuki.com/

    Want to join an upcoming Agape Intensive? 2022 dates just announced! http://agapeintensive.com

    Follow Maria on Instagram to find out when the Matchmaker Hotline will be open to talk! http://instagram.com/matchmakermaria 
    Follow Agape Match on Instagram at http://instagram.com/agapematch

    Follow the podcast on Instagram at http://instagram.com/askamatchmaker

    • 31 min
    #72 - Hotline Edition: How Do I Get Myself Back Out?

    #72 - Hotline Edition: How Do I Get Myself Back Out?

    It’s another edition of the Ask a Matchmaker hotline!
    This week, it’s all about getting back out into the dating world. Maria will explain how to build your own “spider web network” to meet new people. Also, she’ll explain what “the hoephase” is and how you can have one, even if you’re a virgin.
    Want to join an upcoming Agape Intensive? 2022 dates just announced! http://agapeintensive.com

    Follow Maria on Instagram to find out when the Matchmaker Hotline will be open to talk! http://instagram.com/matchmakermaria 
    For three months of OKCupid Premium for FREE, go to https://agapematch.wufoo.com/forms/get-3-months-of-okcupid-premium/

    • 14 min
    #71 - Don’t Poison Your Husband Even If You Know How to with Jennifer Wright

    #71 - Don’t Poison Your Husband Even If You Know How to with Jennifer Wright

    This week’s episode combines two of Maria’s favorite things: love and true crime with author and her friend Jennifer Wright!
    Jennifer Wright is the author of numerous pop history books, including “Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues” and the “Heroes That Fought Them.” Her new book, “She Kills Me: True Tales of History's Deadliest Women,” is now available. She's written for The New York Times, The New York Post, The New York Observer, The New Yorker.com and even some publications that are not based in New York.
    Pick up a copy of She Kills Me at https://amzn.to/3mi41S0 

    Follow Jen on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jenashleywright
    Learn more about Jen at https://www.jenashleywright.com/
    Follow Maria on Instagram at http://instagram.com/matchmakermaria 
    Follow Ask a Matchmaker on Instagram at http://instagram.com/askamatchmaker

    If you’d like to learn more about Agape Match’s services or enroll in an upcoming Agape Intensive, visit agapematch.com/services 

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
204 Ratings

204 Ratings

Jelly & Jam ,

I enjoy listening to Maria’s Matchmaker podcast

If I have a critical comment about this podacast, it’s that I wish the podcast was at least an hour or more. I think Maria gives excellent advice grounded in reality. I like hearing the real stories about people who are trying to find a serious relationship. These last years have been difficult and trying to date during Covid were nearly impossible to negotiate. Maria is the voice of reason. If someone is critical of this podcast, it’s because they don’t really want to hear the truth. If you’re serious about a real connection with another person, do yourself a favor and really listen to what she says.

Cher Hale ,

Helped me see my relationship in a new light

I listened to the episode with Marlo Thomas and her question to her husband - when you do x, what is your message to me? - blew me away. I love how it’s grounded in reciprocity and curiosity. This is definitely a show that I want to keep in my world as I grow my relationship with my partner and myself.

jangjess ,

Lost me

The shows new approach is awful. The advice provided isn’t helpful. And she makes people feel bad about their question

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