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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.

Dates & Mates with Damona Hoffman Dates and Mates Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 208 Ratings

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.

    Vulnerability & The Sleepover Talk

    Vulnerability & The Sleepover Talk

    Lifestyle design coach and board certified behavior analyst, Gianna Biscontini, shares how vulnerability can lead to emotional depth and better opportunities for connection in love.  The headline is:  Scientifically speaking, what does it actually mean to click with someone on a date?  The Dear Damona question is: What does it mean if he’s asking me questions about intimacy before we’ve even met?

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    • 36 min
    New Mindset & LinkedIn Love

    New Mindset & LinkedIn Love

    Instagram sensation and host of the New Mindset, Who Dis? podcast, Case Kenny is here to share his methods of mindfulness to benefit you in dating and relationships. The headline is: Is LinkedIn a low key dating app? The Dear Damona question is: My cross-country relationship is developing quickly. How do I know if it’s too fast?

    Check out the Insider article about people using Tinder to sell insurance policies and LinkedIn to find love: insider.com/social-media-tinder-for-work-linkedin-for-love-blurry-internet-2022-4

    You can find Case Kenny on Instagram @Case.Kenny
    Watch for his upcoming book "But First Inner Piece"!

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    • 42 min
    Dating with Anxiety & The Newly Single Scene

    Dating with Anxiety & The Newly Single Scene

    New York Times Best-selling author, Allison Raskin, co-host of the Just Between Us podcast, shares how coming to understand her anxiety and OCD have helped her to approach dating from a new perspective. The headline is: What is the opposite of jealousy and how do you cultivate it in your relationship? And the Dear Damona question is: I’m single after 28 years of marriage. How do I break back into the dating scene?

    Check out the PsychCentral article on compersion: psychcentral.com/relationships/compersion#definition

    You can find Allison Raskin on Instagram @AllisonRaskin
    Watch for her new book "Overthinking About You": workman.com/products/overthinking-about-you/paperback

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    • 43 min
    Deeper Dating & Comfortably Single

    Deeper Dating & Comfortably Single

    Psychotherapist and host of the Deeper Dating podcast, Ken Page, reveals how self empowerment and a deeper understanding of oneself can lead to deeper and more optimistic dating. The headline is: we have a new term that is being inducted into the dating dictionary, and trust me, it's one that you will not want to fall victim to. And the Dear Damona question is: I'm not quite sure what I bring to the table in a relationship. Any pointers to figure it out?

    To read "Hesidating is Rampant Among Singles Now" visit: https://www.instyle.com/lifestyle/hesidating-dating-trend

    To check out Ken's Deeper Dating Intensive visit DeeperDatingIntensive.com
    Check Ken out on Instagram @Deeper.Dating

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    • 40 min
    Financial Intimacy & Reset Relationships

    Financial Intimacy & Reset Relationships

    Financial Therapist Amanda Clayman says that arguments about finances are never just about finances. She reveals how money fears show up in dating and relationships and gives us the tools to have a healthier outlook on finances. In the Dating Dish: Feel like something is missing from your life? You need a relationship reset. Dear Damona question is: What do you do if you’ve been zombied and the person who ghosted you finally texts you back?

    Follow Amanda Clayman on Instagram @AmandaClayman
    Check out her website at www.AmandaClayman.com

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    • 39 min
    Rom-Com Romance & 15th Anniversary

    Rom-Com Romance & 15th Anniversary

    It’s Damona’s 15th Wedding Anniversary and in this special episode she shares her secret to a long-lasting relationship. Plus, she’s joined by Mercedes Gonzales-Bazan and Kendra Okereke, the hosts of the Meet Cute Podcast, The Rom-Com Room, to talk about the genre and its effects on dating and relationships. In the dating dish: What is constructive feedback in a relationship and how can you use it to your advantage? This week’s Dear Damona question is: Is it ever okay to lie about your age while dating?

    Listen to The Rom-Com Room wherever you get your podcasts!
    Follow Mercedes Gonzales-Bazan @MercedesGB11
    Follow Kendra Okereke on Instagram @Ken10Hollywood

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
208 Ratings

208 Ratings

TheLittlestKicks ,

Love it, but

Love the podcast, the content, the host, but I really wish she would get rid of the smooches. It gives off creepy vibes and sets my misophonia on fire. Not enough to stop me from listening because I can just skip over that part, but the times that I’m not able to reach my phone fast enough to skip it’s like nails on chalkboard.

kwajkid ,

Fun and honest dating advice

Thanks for a realistic show about modern dating!
your show has helped me get ready to get back out thereafter my divorce. I appreciate the down to earth discussion and open talk about modern dating. I feel ready to date and prepared for some of the people I’ll meet.
(Could do without the “dating dish” gossip segment)

madameskittle ,

YAAASS!

Damona gives thoughtful and encouraging advice! Love all the different topics and perspectives she brings up.

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