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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 • 200 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.

    Dear Damona: Better Pictures & Booty Calls

    Dear Damona: Better Pictures & Booty Calls

    A very special episode dedicated to answering your latest love questions. Plus, Damona analyzes and unpacks the latest statistics from the recent Match Singles in America Study - the largest study ever performed on the American singles population.
    Got more love questions? Get access to Damona's weekly Dating Q&A live streams by joining the Patreon "Friends with Benefits" Group. Patreon.com/datesandmates
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    • 42 min
    3 Day Rule & Relationship Readiness

    3 Day Rule & Relationship Readiness

    Devyn Simone, Matchmaker for Damona's Matchmaking Partnership Three Day Rule, tells us what qualities you should be looking for in a match and what to do if your friends are keeping you single. Dating Dish headlines: Thanksgiving foods that get you in the mood and Lil Nas X says why you might not be ready for a relationship. Devyn helps answer Dear Damona questions: Is "yo" indicative of an emotionally unavailable man and Is it a dealbreaker if he wears sneakers on dates?
    Meet with Devyn to see if matchmaking is right for you! Go to threedayrule.com/damonahoffman!
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    • 51 min
    Thirst Traps & How To Date A Celeb

    Thirst Traps & How To Date A Celeb

    Laverne Cox, Emmy nominated actress and Transgender Rights activist, talks about how she found love on Tinder and her rules for dating apps. This is an insightful and entertaining super-sized interview for Transgender Awareness Week! Damona answers listener questions: To be or not be... with your ex and how to get with a celebrity. 
    Find Laverne Cox on all the socials @LaverneCox and make sure to check out her hit podcast, The Laverne Cox show!
    If you're ready to go deeper in love, you need to join Damona's weekly "Behind The Mic" live streams where she answers dating questions live! Join for just $5 at patreon.com/datesandmates
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    • 58 min
    Heart of Dating & Drop The Hanky

    Heart of Dating & Drop The Hanky

    Kait Warman, a Christian relationship coach and founder of The Heart of Dating, talks about navigating which societal norms are really important to you when finding love. Dating Dish: Hinge introduces voice notes and how you can avoid repeating Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik's toxic breakup. Dear Damona Questions: Can average Joes find love on dating apps and what's really at the heart of your relationship red flags?
    Make sure you check out Kait's podcast, Heart of Dating, and the Drop The Hanky Dating Service!
    Do you want to join Damona's weekly Dating Q&A? Are you ready to go deeper in love? Become a Friend with Benefits at Patreon.com/datesandmates
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    • 47 min
    Overcoming Insecure Attachment & Going Dutch

    Overcoming Insecure Attachment & Going Dutch

    Tracy Crossley, Behavioral Relationship Expert and Author of Overcoming Insecure Attachment, explains attachment styles and how to build healthy relationships. Dating Dish headlines this week: Psychologists have a new outlook on relationship compatibility and is matchmaking having a modern day comeback? Listener questions include: should you go Dutch on a first date and is it asking too much if you want him to have a stable career?
    Get your copy of Tracy's book Overcoming Insecure Attachment: 8 Proven Steps to Recognizing Anxious and Avoidant Attachment Styles and Building Healthier, Happier Relationships. All links will be in the show notes at datesandmates.com!
    Are you ready to go deeper in love? Become a Friend with Benefits at Patreon.com/datesandmates
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    • 49 min
    Modern Day Magic & Big Red Flags

    Modern Day Magic & Big Red Flags

    Rachel Lang, astrologer and author of the new book Modern Day Magic, shares some simple and effective rituals to find your intuition and make some modern day love magic for yourself. Damona covers dating dish headlines: what's trending on the couple's Halloween costume scene this year and how are you missing these big red flags? Listener questions: Why are you attracting all the wrong people on dating apps and can you trust your dates won't infect you with the Rona?
    Make sure to get your copy of Rachel's book, Modern Day Magic. We'll put the link in the show notes at datesandmates.com!
    Also check out Slate's new podcast, How To Do It, and Olaplex's podcast, Beauty Uncovered - LIVE NOW on all your favorite podcast platforms!
    Do you need some help with your dating profile? Get Damona's FREE Profile Starter Kit at profilestarterkit.com
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
200 Ratings

200 Ratings

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.

Rinzler_ ,

Best Dating and Relationship podcast EVER!! 🙌🏽

If you’re searching for a great dating advice pod look no further! Damona Hoffman has been a certified dating coach for over 15 years. She’s always up to date with current trends in dating news and statistics. Her and her team are the BEST!!! ❤️
—Chris

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