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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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 186 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.

    Hot Granny Summer & Tiffany Bro

    Hot Granny Summer & Tiffany Bro

    Anna Iovine, sex & dating writer at Mashable, asks the question, "do people even want a hot vax summer?" She reports on the latest statistics on dating attitudes as we approach this summer of love. Damona covers headlines: Tinder allows users to block contacts to avoid awkward run-ins with people you know and Tiffany's released engagement rings for men! Dear Damona questions: is it a red flag if he keeps condoms by the bed and how much eye contact is too much eye contact?
    Read the full article on Mashable! Link is in the show notes at datesandmates.com
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    You can keep your main number private You can separate your personal and dating contacts Plus, It’s easy to use and FREE.
    We are proud to collaborate with an app that empowers modern daters to feel safe and secure. If you want more information, check out Damona's video on when & how to give out your number: textnow.com/goyn
     
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    • 38 min
    Ghosting Be Gone & FBI Warning

    Ghosting Be Gone & FBI Warning

    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 damonahoffman.com/ghost ****
    Marni’s free webinar for women is called "Why Men Disappear - Is it Something I Did? And How to Stop Getting “Ghosted” for Good"
    She goes more in-depth on the topics we just talked about like:

    The exact things YOU do and say that make men disappear

    Red flags that you’re dating a ghoster and how to attract higher quality men

    How to cope when you do get ghosted and stop doubting yourself in dating

    And most importantly, how to build back your trust in men so you don’t come across as jaded or bitter. 

    Sign up using Damona's partner link damonahoffman.com/ghost

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    Dates & Mates is sponsored by TextNow. The app solves many major challenges D's clients face in dating today:
    You can keep your main number private You can separate your personal and dating contacts Plus, It’s easy to use and FREE.
    We are proud to collaborate with an app that empowers modern daters to feel safe and secure. If you want more information, check out Damona's video on when & how to give out your number: textnow.com/goyn

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Introducing Double Date

    Introducing Double Date

    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; Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka; Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden, and so many more. On this episode: Viola and Julius found deep love in the land of Opposites Attract. We visit their charming home in Southern California to find out who is the emotionally open one, and who leaves the bathroom a tornado site.

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    • 28 min
    Bumble Bee Line & Wrong Guy Radar

    Bumble Bee Line & Wrong Guy Radar

    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 to quickly filter out the matches that aren't serious.
    Bumble is available to download worldwide in the App Store and Google Play, or at bumble.com.
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    Dates & Mates is sponsored by TextNow. The app solves many major challenges D's clients face in dating today:
    You can keep your main number private You can separate your personal and dating contacts Plus, It’s easy to use and FREE.
    We are proud to collaborate with an app that empowers modern daters to feel safe and secure. If you want more information, check out Damona's video on when & how to give out your number: textnow.com/goyn
    Sponsors:
    Want to learn to create the perfect dating profile? Register for Damona's class at LACC damonahoffman.com/perfectdatingprofile

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    Get Damona's FREE Profile Starter Kit at ProfileStarterKit.com!
    Do you want to go deeper in love? Join the Patreon at patreon.com/datesandmates
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    • 53 min
    Divorced Not Dead & Down in the DMs

    Divorced Not Dead & Down in the DMs

    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: should you divorce your husband if he can't stop smoking weed and how to date when you're an American in a foreign city.
    Want more from Caroline? Listen to Damona's episode of the Divorced Not Dead Podcast! damonahoffman.com/dnd
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    textnow.com/goyn
    Dates & Mates is sponsored by TextNow. The app solves many major challenges D's clients face in dating today:
    You can keep your main number private You can separate your personal and dating contacts Plus, It’s easy to use and FREE.
    We are proud to collaborate with an app that empowers modern daters to feel safe and secure. If you want more information, check out Damona's video on when & how to give out your number: textnow.com/goyn

    Sponsors:
    betterhelp.com/datesandmates
    Get Better Help: real therapy, convenient and affordable. Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. BetterHelp.com/datesandmates

    Get Damona's FREE Profile Starter Kit at ProfileStarterKit.com!
    Do you want to go deeper in love? Join the Patreon at patreon.com/datesandmates
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 53 min
    Introducing Happy Brain

    Introducing Happy Brain

    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.
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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

razz67890 ,

Love this podcast!

Damona gives real-world, tough love dating advice. Love her

solocurvz ,

Great tools and tips to learn from plus she’s funny

Has the current tea on all things related to dating and relationships. Great tips for those who are single and not. Interesting POV’s from Astrologers, other dating coaches and website algorithm subject matter experts. She gives inspiration on dating on special times like this (current epidemic times) and her other articles to read on are great. Thank you Damona for keeping this podcast going with current and relevant issues.

Dahlbeautie ,

♥️

Loved you from black love!! This his my first time listening!I’ve been online dating for 12 years. I’ve haven’t meet my forever person yet. I’m hoping and wishing♥️

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