In 2019, Ilana Dunn and Jonah Feingold met on Hinge. Unfortunately, after four dates they decided to call it quits...Fortunately, she’s a content producer and he’s a romantic comedy writer, so they decided to make a podcast together—obviously. Dating Sucks is all about helping us solve common dating struggles through the use of data and interviews with experts. Ilana and Jonah are here to show you that just because they didn’t find love, doesn’t mean that you can’t. Follow us on Instagram @datingsuckspodcast.
Taking a Break Sucks
It's not you, it's us. Just kidding. Ilana and Jonah kick off the Season 1 finale with an episode-by-episode recap highlighting the biggest learnings and takeaways from all of our guests. Get ready for a a deep dive into some of the most shocking dating...
Some Profiles Suck
Welcome to Hinge 101 with Hinge’s Director of Design, Lindsay Norman. From choosing the right photos, to answering prompts, starting conversations, and moving off the app, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about setting yourself up for...
Labels are stressful, but maybe they don't have to be. Logan Ury, Hinge's Director of Relationship Science, is back to give us the official scoop on when and how to DTR, and the difference between being exclusive and being in a relationship. Get ready...
We're joined by Jamie Serlin, Senior Director at West Wing Writers, and Tania Zaparaniuk, Director of Communications at Girls Who Code, to discuss everyone's least favorite side effect of dating: ghosting. Jamie and Tania walk us through best practices...
On this week's episode, Ilana and Jonah chat with Piya Sinha-Roy, former Senior Film Editor at The Hollywood Reporter, about how television and film have shaped our dating and relationship expectations.
Playing Games Sucks
Ilana and Jonah sit down (virtually) with Logan Ury, Hinge’s Director of Relationship Science. Logan walks us through how to avoid getting sucked into playing games, finding someone who’s attachment style fits with yours, being upfront, the fundamental...
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I needed this podcast to keep going
I was getting dating fatigue and no friends in my life are in my same situation. I was so happy to find this podcast - unbelievably relatable. I love the hosts of the show; they’re super fun to listen to and it feels like I’m listening to a couple of friends.
Some compelling episodes but narrow perspectives dominate
I find some of the hosts’ comments relatable but overall I am struck by how much this podcast feels like a show hosted by and for white 20-somethings. The best episodes were the ones featuring Margena Carter (a black woman; totally unclear if any other guests were people of color) and Logan Ury because their perspectives were informed by real expertise, whereas other guests were typically just giving personal opinions that, like Ilana’s and Jonah’s, were somewhat narrow and/or shallow, and thus unhelpful for a broad audience. And in the later episodes I was pretty annoyed by (1) Jonah’s super problematic dating theories, which at least Logan Ury pushed back on gently; and (2) the way in which some guests didn’t really add much to the conversation or answer the hosts’ questions in thoughtful ways, either because they were unprepared or because Ilana and Jonah asked them pretty leading or otherwise unhelpful questions (and often jumped in with their own extended answers).
Tl;dr good concept, but execution needs work to make this consistently good quality — and to make this podcast inclusive for people outside the white 20-something demo.
Spotlight on the truth about dating
This podcast really shines the truth on dating. It does in a pleasant way while keeping it real. This is by far the most relatable dating podcast out there!