11 episodes

Dear Shandy is a dating advice podcast where Sharleen Joynt and her husband Andy Levine answer your burning relationship questions. New episodes drop every Thursday!

Sharleen and Andy are two fiercely independent people who are skeptical of love stories and don’t believe in fate, soulmates, or The One. So how did they wind up so happily married? They learned the dating lessons by living them. Get no-holds-barred, honest advice from two people who actually have what you want: a fun, blissful partnership.

Dear Shandy Sharleen Joynt, Andy Levine

    • Relationships
    • 4.9 • 306 Ratings

Dear Shandy is a dating advice podcast where Sharleen Joynt and her husband Andy Levine answer your burning relationship questions. New episodes drop every Thursday!

Sharleen and Andy are two fiercely independent people who are skeptical of love stories and don’t believe in fate, soulmates, or The One. So how did they wind up so happily married? They learned the dating lessons by living them. Get no-holds-barred, honest advice from two people who actually have what you want: a fun, blissful partnership.

    LOVE FEST! Astrid Loch & Kevin Wendt Talk Meeting on Bachelor in Paradise & Dominos Love

    LOVE FEST! Astrid Loch & Kevin Wendt Talk Meeting on Bachelor in Paradise & Dominos Love

    It's Love Fest time! 🎉 Today we're joined by engaged lovebirds Astrid Loch and Kevin Wendt! These two met on Bachelor in Paradise (Season 5) and got engaged a year later, in 2019. They join us from their new house (which is currently undergoing renovations!) to share their first impressions of each other and whether or not TV played a role. We discuss their thoughts on The One, what their (hilarious) peeves are about each other, as well as housework, handbags, and Dominos. (Unrelated: We also learn what happens to Andy's retired V-neck tees.) Finally, the Dear Shandy Newlyweds Game! Who knows who better? Watch on to find out!
    More Astrid & Kevin
    https://www.instagram.com/astridloch
    https://www.instagram.com/kevin.c.wendt
    https://www.instagram.com/thewendtgang
    If you have a relationship question, write us at: dearshandy@gmail.com
    Subscribe and watch the episodes on YouTube! https://bit.ly/SubscribeDearShandy
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    Sharleen Joynt - https://www.instagram.com/sharleenjoynt
    Andy Levine - https://www.instagram.com/machinelevine

    • 1 hr 7 min
    I've Never Been in a Meaningful Relationship—Help!

    I've Never Been in a Meaningful Relationship—Help!

    Just how honest should you be in your dating profile? If you never drink, would it hurt your dating chances to share that? And if you're in your mid-20s and have never been in a romantic relationship of any kind, how can you take control of your love life? Today's episode is all about hard truths and tough love. Watch on for the Shandy Take! 

    If you have a relationship question, write us at: dearshandy@gmail.com
    Subscribe and watch the episodes on YouTube! https://bit.ly/SubscribeDearShandy
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    Sharleen Joynt - https://www.instagram.com/sharleenjoynt
    Andy Levine - https://www.instagram.com/machinelevine

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Enneagram Types in Relationships ft. Certified Enneagram Coach Steph Barron Hall

    Enneagram Types in Relationships ft. Certified Enneagram Coach Steph Barron Hall

    How familiar are you with the Enneagram? Have you ever considered how your type plays into your relationships? Today we are joined by certified Enneagram coach Stephanie Barron Hall. The Enneagram of Personality, rooted in psychology, is a typology of nine interconnected personality types. With Stephanie's guidance, we learn more about our own types (Sharleen's a 4; Andy's a 5) and how they play a role in our compatibility, how we feel loved, how we communicate, and yes, how we fight. Reflections and confessions lie ahead! 
    More Steph 
    Buy Her Book - https://bit.ly/TheEnnegraminLove Instagram
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ninetypesco
    Website - https://ninetypes.co/ 
    If you have a relationship question, write us at: dearshandy@gmail.com
    Subscribe and watch the episodes on YouTube! https://bit.ly/SubscribeDearShandy
    Follow us!
    Dear Shandy - https://www.instagram.com/dearshandy
    Sharleen Joynt - https://www.instagram.com/sharleenjoynt
    Andy Levine - https://www.instagram.com/machinelevine

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Q&A! Dating Younger Men, Navigating Breakups, & Zombie Apocalypse Sex

    Q&A! Dating Younger Men, Navigating Breakups, & Zombie Apocalypse Sex

    We're back to answering YOUR questions! You guys came at us with some tough topics this time around: Should you and your partner talk about your pasts? What should you do if you and your ex are in the same friend group? Do you only seem to want what you can't have? And after having been on The Bachelor, what was dating in the real world like for Sharleen? Our answers to your burning question lie ahead... Can you handle the truth? 
    If you have a relationship question, write us at: dearshandy@gmail.com
    Subscribe and watch the episodes on YouTube! https://bit.ly/SubscribeDearShandy
    Follow us!
    Dear Shandy - https://www.instagram.com/dearshandy
    Sharleen Joynt - https://www.instagram.com/sharleenjoynt
    Andy Levine - https://www.instagram.com/machinelevine

    • 57 min
    LOVE FEST! Vanessa Grimaldi & Joshua Wolfe Chat Poop & Poutine

    LOVE FEST! Vanessa Grimaldi & Joshua Wolfe Chat Poop & Poutine

    It's Love Fest time! Today we're joined by Vanessa Grimaldi and her then-boyfriend (but now-fiancé!) Josh Wolfe. (Josh proposed 3 days after we recorded this!!) We learn the unique way in which these two got to know each other, how they complement each other, and the hilarious hurdle Josh had to overcome. We also talk housework, Canadian snacks, and Squatty Pottys (#notsponsored.... we wish). Finally, the Dear Shandy Newlyweds Game! Who knows who better?? Watch on to find out...
    If you have a relationship question, write us at: dearshandy@gmail.com
    More Vanessa & Josh
    https://www.instagram.com/vanessagrimaldi30
    https://www.instagram.com/jbrwolfe
    https://www.instagram.com/nobetteryou
    Subscribe and watch the episodes on YouTube! https://bit.ly/SubscribeDearShandy
    Follow us!
    Dear Shandy - https://www.instagram.com/dearshandy
    Sharleen Joynt - https://www.instagram.com/sharleenjoynt
    Andy Levine - https://www.instagram.com/machinelevine

    • 59 min
    My Date Doesn't Ask Questions — Is it Him Or Me?

    My Date Doesn't Ask Questions — Is it Him Or Me?

    You've definitely been there: On a date, and the onus feels like it's on you to ask questions and keep the conversation moving. Is your date self-absorbed, or is there more to this? Could you be accidentally contributing to this dynamic? This caller conversation went in a very different direction than expected, but we loved how it brought us (sooner than intended!) to Nervous Energy. We then segue into a couple of our big first date Dos and Don'ts. Do YOU commit any of these early dating crimes??
    If you have a relationship question, write us at: dearshandy@gmail.com
    Join us every Thursday for a new episode of Dear Shandy! Subscribe and watch the episodes on YouTube! https://bit.ly/SubscribeDearShandy
    Follow us!
    Dear Shandy - https://www.instagram.com/dearshandy
    Sharleen Joynt - https://www.instagram.com/sharleenjoynt
    Andy Levine - https://www.instagram.com/machinelevine

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
306 Ratings

306 Ratings

ehsherwin ,

Best relationship podcast

This is the best relationship podcast, full stop. I love especially when y’all have guest couples on and really dig in to how their relationship works, what makes them compatible, and how they got together. Will continue to listen!

llm16 ,

Insightful and funny

You two are fabulous to listen to! What a great pair who bounce so well off each other. Andy is incredibly witty and Sharleen is so astute. I genuinely look forward to this podcast each week!

M Randolph ,

So fun to listen to!

I’ve been a fan of Sharleen’s candid but well-spoken commentary since she was on the Bachelor. Now, her husband just adds another fun, sarcastic and genuine layer to it and I love it!

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