301 episodes

Dear Shandy is a dating advice podcast where Sharleen Joynt and her husband Andy Levine answer your burning relationship questions from the perspective of a happily married couple. 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. But there's more! As an iconic former Bachelor contestant, Sharleen invites Bachelor Nation couples on for intimate double dates called Love Fests. Last, but certainly not least, Sharleen brings her insider knowledge and Andy delivers hilarious comic relief to combine for what are hands down the best Bachelor recaps in the business. New episodes drop every Thursday, and during Bachelor seasons, recaps drop on Tuesdays!

Dear Shandy Sharleen Joynt & Andy Levine

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    • 4.9 • 3.1K Ratings

Dear Shandy is a dating advice podcast where Sharleen Joynt and her husband Andy Levine answer your burning relationship questions from the perspective of a happily married couple. 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. But there's more! As an iconic former Bachelor contestant, Sharleen invites Bachelor Nation couples on for intimate double dates called Love Fests. Last, but certainly not least, Sharleen brings her insider knowledge and Andy delivers hilarious comic relief to combine for what are hands down the best Bachelor recaps in the business. New episodes drop every Thursday, and during Bachelor seasons, recaps drop on Tuesdays!

    The School Of Dating With Matchmaker Maria (Part 2!) - Ep 301

    The School Of Dating With Matchmaker Maria (Part 2!) - Ep 301

    She's baaaack! For the first time ever, and by popular request, we've brought BACK a Hot Topic guest to pick up where we left off! Our first episode with Maria Avgitidis—4th generation matchmaker and host of the Ask A Matchmaker podcast—was such a hit that you asked for more! In case you missed our Confessions Of A Matchmaker episode with Maria, aka Part 1, it's here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dear-shandy/id1525795747?i=1000597672805


    Today Maria returns to answer follow up questions from Part 1, but also to give us her tough-love and honest take on the rules of dating. Sharpen your pencils, Shandies, because Dating School is in session! How is swipe culture affecting dating today? What's Maria's 12-Date Method, and her Pre-Date 3-2-1 Prep? Who pays on the first date, and does she believe in living together before getting engaged? Finally, what is Maria's "controversial" opinion, and will Shandy agree or disagree? As always, Maria's brutal honesty is a breath of fresh air and Shandy's delighted to welcome her back!


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    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Welcome BACK To Matchmaker Maria!
    2:41 - How Does She Define Her 93% Success Rate?
    8:49 - What’s The Most Awkward Conversation She’s Had To Have With A Client?
    11:38 - Decisions Paying Clients Make That Frustrate Her
    16:21 - What Would She Say To People Who Think Her Matchmaking Fees Are Too High?
    24:46 - How Swipe Culture Affects The World Of Matchmaking
    29:01 - The 12-Date Rule
    40:30 - Pre-Date 3-2-1 Prep
    47:44 - Who Pays On The First Date?
    52:29 - Maria’s Controversial Opinion
    56:30 - What If Someone Never Gets Asked On A Second Date?
    59:39 - Living Together Before Getting Engaged
    1:09:01 - Moving For Love & “Importing”
    1:14:53 - Shandy Debrief


    If you have a relationship question, write us at: dearshandy@gmail.com


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    Blog - http://www.alltheprettypandas.com

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    Produced by Gabrielle Galon - https://www.instagram.com/gabsamillion


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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Q&A! Competition In Friendship, High-Strung Low-Strung & Is "Nice" Enough? - Ep 300

    Q&A! Competition In Friendship, High-Strung Low-Strung & Is "Nice" Enough? - Ep 300

    It's Q&A time! We're back, answering YOUR burning questions! How important is "niceness" in a partner, and is it enough? If you have a massive crush on someone out of town, how do you escalate from casual, sporadic dates to long-distance relationship? If you and your partner agree to boycott an establishment and he lies about having caved, is this a red flag? Finally, an epic Am-I-The-Asshole question, board game edition! Come join us in our living room for the Shandy take!


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    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Introduction
    0:54 - Q1: Is “Nice” Enough?
    7:06 - Q2: My BF Lied About Visiting An Establishment We Had Agreed To Boycott—Is This A Red Flag?
    21:28 - Q3: I Have A Huge Crush On A Girl & Don’t Know How To Escalate Things—Help!
    42:37 - Q4: The Transient Nature Of My Career Has Left Me Unmotivated To Date—Help!
    53:08 - Q5: Am I The Asshole, Board Game Edition

    If you have a relationship question, write us at: dearshandy@gmail.com

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    LOVE FEST! Charity Lawson & Dotun Olubeko Are A Dreamy Double Date - Ep 299

    LOVE FEST! Charity Lawson & Dotun Olubeko Are A Dreamy Double Date - Ep 299

    It's GOLDEN Love Fest time! 🎉 Today Shandy is joined by a couple whose love story they are very familiar with, as Charity's season was hotly recapped here at Dear Shandy! The world fell in love with Charity & Dotun's relationship, and Shandy is thrilled to have them join for what can truly be described as a double date!
    Today Charity and Dotun give the juiciest, most satisfying and SPECIFIC answers about their first impressions, common misconceptions, beliefs that have changed, and of course, how they fight! Finally, a hilariously exhausting Newlyweds Game, exhausting because too much fun was being had! Who knows who better? Watch on to find out!


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    TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@dotunolubeko


    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Welcome To Charity & Dotun!
    4:20 - Is Shandy Together?
    5:23 - First Impressions
    20:20 - How They Complement Each Other
    23:10 - How Their Partner Is Different Than They Imagined For Themselves
    31:50 - Early Hurdle
    35:59 - How They Fight
    42:25 - Most Common Misconception
    49:49 - Beliefs About Relationships That Have Changed
    55:33 - The Newlyweds Game
    1:14:53 - Shandy Debrief


    If you have a relationship question, write us at: dearshandy@gmail.com

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    Blog - http://www.alltheprettypandas.com

    More Andy
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    Produced by Gabrielle Galon - https://www.instagram.com/gabsamillion


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Bachelor Recap: Finale | A Historic Bachelorette Crowning And The Twist That Never Was - Ep 298

    Bachelor Recap: Finale | A Historic Bachelorette Crowning And The Twist That Never Was - Ep 298

    Shandy is back with The Bachelor, Season 28 recaps! Today we're breaking down the Finale and After The Final Rose!


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    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Housekeeping
    1:39 - Finale Kick Off
    3:07 - Joey’s Family
    10:31 - Daisy’s Final Date
    17:52 - Kelsey’s Final Date
    22:15 - Proposal Day
    24:51 - Daisy & Kelsey
    28:18 - The Breakup
    35:27 - The Proposal
    37:14 - After The Final Rose
    42:07 - Bachelorette
    51:10 - Andy’s A-Game
    52:12 - Shandy Word Watch
    53:32 - Night One Predictions
    54:58 - Special Introduction


    If you have a relationship question, write us at: dearshandy@gmail.com

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    Blog - http://www.alltheprettypandas.com

    More Andy
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/machinelevine

    Produced by Gabrielle Galon - https://www.instagram.com/gabsamillion


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    • 59 min
    LOVE FEST! Gerry Turner & Theresa Nist Share Their Post-Golden Wedding Glow - Ep 297

    LOVE FEST! Gerry Turner & Theresa Nist Share Their Post-Golden Wedding Glow - Ep 297

    It's GOLDEN Love Fest time! 🎉 Today Shandy is joined by none other than the Golden Bachelor himself, Gerry Turner, and his blushing bride, Theresa Nist! The world stopped to watch these two fall in love late last year, then again when they tied the knot on live television in January, and Shandy is beyond thrilled to host this exclusive post-wedding interview! (Psst: turns out Theresa is a Shandy!!!)


    Today Gerry and Theresa describe how they complement each other, their love languages, what their early hurdle has been (spoiler alert: it's ongoing!), and of course, how they fight! Finally, a delightful Newlyweds Game revealing many fun tidbits about this beautiful couple! Who knows who better? Watch on to find out!


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    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Welcome To Gerry & Theresa!
    2:34 - First Impressions 
    6:32 - Three Adjectives
    8:13 - How They Complement Each Other
    13:00 - Gerry Becoming Golden Bachelor
    15:29 - Love Languages
    16:46 - Early Hurdle
    22:24 - How They Fight
    25:27 - Common Misconceptions
    28:01 - Beliefs That Have Changed
    30:29 - Love Advice
    32:17 - The Newlyweds Game
    44:14 - Shandy Debrief


    If you have a relationship question, write us at: dearshandy@gmail.com

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    Blog - http://www.alltheprettypandas.com

    More Andy
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/machinelevine

    Produced by Gabrielle Galon - https://www.instagram.com/gabsamillion


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    • 51 min
    Bachelor Recap: Women Tell All | Pack Your Hammer & Your Olive Branch - Ep 296

    Bachelor Recap: Women Tell All | Pack Your Hammer & Your Olive Branch - Ep 296

    Shandy is back with The Bachelor, Season 28 recaps! Today we're breaking down episode 10, aka Women Tell All!


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    Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Housekeeping
    0:30 - Women Tell All Kick Off
    4:17 - The Hashing Out Of Drama
    12:11 - Lexi Hot Seat
    12:55 - Jenn Hot Seat
    16:39 - Maria Hot Seat
    24:23 - Tulum/Last Week’s “Cliffhanger”
    29:59 - Rose Ceremony
    31:17 - Rachel Hot Seat
    35:32 - Joey Hot Seat
    36:16 - Bloopers
    39:32 - Previews
    40:05 - Shandy Predictions


    If you have a relationship question, write us at: dearshandy@gmail.com

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    Blog - http://www.alltheprettypandas.com

    More Andy
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/machinelevine

    Produced by Gabrielle Galon - https://www.instagram.com/gabsamillion


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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

es1114837 ,

Love it!

I have to chuckle at the love fests where couples say they never raise their voice and sit down to talk it out. I would be so curious to hear a couple talk about how their fighting style changes (or relationship in general) with the addition of small children. That throws such a huge wrench in the calm approach to fighting … or anything!

LoloBird2122 ,

My fave Bachelor podcast

I love Sharleen and Andy. I used to love Sharleen's blog recaps. Sharleen is all class, has insider knowledge of the show from being on it herself, which is huge, and has a great eye for fashion and style, as well as little bits of trivia. She can catch Frankenbiting and knows how the sausage is made. Andy is hilarious and along for the ride. He has astute and fun takes and the two of them have a very fun rapport. I love how their takes are measured, they can get a little spicy, but they're always going to be classy, and never unfounded. Keep it up guys, I also love how you're animal lovers!

handmama ,

💕

I love your show. I can feel your authenticity and happiness through the pod. Andy was right about Prince and Leslie!! Sharlene, how could you forget this?!
I’m a teacher and I also love the corrections on grammar.

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