100 episodes

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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    • Relationships
    • 4.7 • 151 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.

    Relationship Dynamics & Mr. Hoffman

    Relationship Dynamics & Mr. Hoffman

    Damona’s husband, Seth Hoffman, joins to share his perspective on the challenges of online dating, relationship dynamics, and the realities of falling in love. Damona covers headlines: is No Shave November making men less dateable, pandemic safety questions you need to ask a potential date, and why being ghosted in a pandemic is so much more emotionally taxing.
    Are you ready to go deeper in love? Join the Patreon "Friends with Benefits" Program at patreon.com/datesandmates to support the show and participate in Damona's weekly private Q&As!
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    • 48 min
    The Sadie Hawkins Effect & Still Single

    The Sadie Hawkins Effect & Still Single

    Monique Kelley, author and love expert behind "Confessions of a Serial Dater in LA", joins Damona to celebrate and embrace singledom. Damona covers headlines: the best way to show gratitude according to Darwin, some good news about marriage, and The Sadie Hawkins Effect.
    Preorder Monique's novel, Reality in Chaos, on Amazon! Find more from Monique on her website: confessionsofaserialdaterinla.com
    Join the Patreon "Friends with Benefits" Group at patreon.com/datesandmates for just $5 to support the show + get access to Damona's weekly live Q&As!
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    • 38 min
    Relationship Anarchy & Matrimony Inc

    Relationship Anarchy & Matrimony Inc

    Francesca Beauman, historian and author of Matrimony Inc, joins Damona for an in-depth analysis of the OG dating profiles - personal ads - and how the history of love has shaped dating today. Damona covers headlines: Relationship anarchy - the latest movement shaping the future of love, dating tips for the second Coronavirus wave lock down, and the latest list of pictures prohibited in your dating app.
    Get your copy of Matrimony, Inc here!
    Also, take a look at Damona's Content Club!
    Don't forget to join the Patreon "Friends with Benefits" if you're ready to go deeper in love and want more support from Damona + weekly Facebook Live Q&A!
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    • 42 min
    Dear Damona: Tinder Influencers & Bad Breath

    Dear Damona: Tinder Influencers & Bad Breath

    Damona dedicates a whole episode to answering questions that listeners have sent in: can you date offline in a pandemic, is it a red flag if he doesn't want to share what he does for a living, why are my Tinder matches trying to sell me OnlyFans subscriptions, and more! Damona also covers this week's headlines including should you even bother with video dating app features, why it's suddenly LGBTQ+ wedding season, and how is love faring in the age of Trump?
    Ready to go deeper in love? Join the Patreon "Friends with Benefits" group at patreon.com/datesandmates
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    • 38 min
    Dating Horror Stories: Gold Diggers & House Arrest

    Dating Horror Stories: Gold Diggers & House Arrest

    It's our favorite time of the year! Damona's annual Halloween episode where we hear your dating horror stories. Damona also covers headlines: The best couples halloween costumes, what to say to ghosts, and the definitive dating timeline in 2020.
    You can find a copy of Troy Devolld's book, One Hundred Poems about LA on Amazon!
    Are you ready to go deeper in love? Join the Friends with Benefits Patreon at patreon.com/datesandmates for laser focused dating advice and a weekly Q&A Facebook Live.
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    • 33 min
    Soulmates & Skin Hunger

    Soulmates & Skin Hunger

    Dr. Laura Berman, sex & relationships expert and New York Times Best Seller, joins Damona to talk about the current state of relationships: skin hunger, the rise of infidelity, the trickiness of whether a woman should sleep with a man before they're monogamous, and a brief debate on whether soulmates exist. Damona also covers headlines: the ultimate cuffing season pressure is on, is it mask fishing or a political statement, why dating apps are ditching celebrities.
    Dates & Mates is trying a new show format! Let us know your thoughts by reaching out to Damona on all the socials @DamonaHoffman
    Find Dr. Berman's book, Quantum Love, on Amazon!
    Are you ready to go deeper in love? Join Damona's Friends with Benefits Group at patreon.com/datesandmates for just $5
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
151 Ratings

151 Ratings

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♥️

jesswillmore ,

New favorite podcast!

I absolutely love this podcast, I love the topics, guests and of course Damona! I listen to it while driving, cooking or laying in bed when I want the TV shut off

Tavishya ,

She Gets Better Every Year

Damona’s Halloween episode never disappoints I look forward to it every year! Every single year ya’ll.

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