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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    • 4.7 • 156 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.

    Getting Ghosted & Date Health

    Getting Ghosted & Date Health

    Dr. James Simmons of Ask the NP joins Damona to talk about how to stay healthy dating in the time of Covid, ways to reduce your risk of Super Gonorrhea, and de-stigmatizing mental health. Damona covers headlines: Behind the scenes advice on Drew Barrymore getting ghosted and 21 ways to get your flirt on in 2021. Then in Dear Damona she covers listener questions: Has everyone forgotten how to communicate these days and should you give him a third chance if he's cancelled twice before?
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    • 58 min
    Breakups & Peak Dating Season

    Breakups & Peak Dating Season

    Mark Groves of Create The Love and The Mark Groves Podcast joins Damona to talk about new beginnings and how to ditch dating rock bottom. Damona covers headlines: Is Ariana really tying the knot this time and do dating apps really want you to find love? 'Dear Damona' segment is back by popular demand: What to do with all these breadcrumb-y dudes and surely there are better pickup lines than "hey"?

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bonus: New Year, New You

    Bonus: New Year, New You

    Damona gives a lesson in vision boarding and goal setting so you can attract the love you want in the new year. New episodes dropping on TUESDAYS beginning January 5th, 2021.
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    • 9 min
    Dear Damona: Opposites Attract & Pandemic Dating Options

    Dear Damona: Opposites Attract & Pandemic Dating Options

    Damona gives advice on listener questions such as:

    Can your long-distance relationship go the distance?

    How do I find love if I don't feel like I fit the norm around me?

    Should you include a picture of yourself in a mask on your dating profile?

    Pandemic Dating Problems: Should you be physically exclusive before being romantically exclusive?

    How do I date now if I feel like my dating options are limited due to the pandemic?


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    • 36 min
    The Bumble Blueprint & Linguistic Love Cues

    The Bumble Blueprint & Linguistic Love Cues

    Damona welcomes a Bumble success story, Kyle and Olivia from Atlanta, who share their journey from signing onto the app to falling in love in a crazy time. Damona also covers headlines: Tinder's "Year in Swipe" dating trends report, how to tell if your virtual connection will translate IRL, and how linguistic cues can win someone over.
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    • 45 min
    Love Language Gift Guide & Modern Marriage

    Love Language Gift Guide & Modern Marriage

    Tod Jacobs & Peter Lynn, authors of the new book Not A Partnership, join Damona to debate whether marriage is still necessary in today's society plus explain why marriage is hard work (but that's not a bad thing!). Damona covers headlines: a holiday gift guide according to your loved one's love language, a complete roundup of 2020's most noteworthy studies in love, plus what you can learn from Elliot Page, star of Juno.
    Learn more from Tod & Peter by reading their book Not A Partnership: Why We Keep Getting Marriage Wrong & Where We Can Get It Right
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 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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