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#single is a feminist podcast about navigating online dating, created in order to have open conversations with strong, independent women and destigmatize the state of being single. In addition to interviewing everyday single women, #single features a monthly Guest Expert on the topic of sex and dating. Experts have included sexologists and co-authors of “The Ultimate Guide to Seduction & Foreplay” Dr. Jess O’Reilly and Marla Renee Stewart, renowned clinical psychologist Dr. Alexandra Solomon, and matchmakers from several leading national companies. More importantly, #single has created a community of like-minded successful, badass, and unapologetically single women who are seeking love but not letting it define them.

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#single is a feminist podcast about navigating online dating, created in order to have open conversations with strong, independent women and destigmatize the state of being single. In addition to interviewing everyday single women, #single features a monthly Guest Expert on the topic of sex and dating. Experts have included sexologists and co-authors of “The Ultimate Guide to Seduction & Foreplay” Dr. Jess O’Reilly and Marla Renee Stewart, renowned clinical psychologist Dr. Alexandra Solomon, and matchmakers from several leading national companies. More importantly, #single has created a community of like-minded successful, badass, and unapologetically single women who are seeking love but not letting it define them.

    EP 74: GET BACK TO IRL DATING | Benjamin Goodman

    EP 74: GET BACK TO IRL DATING | Benjamin Goodman

    If you like ahem, all of us, are tired of the dusty dating apps that lead to nowhere and are chomping at the bit for a Hot Girl Summer 2022, we got you!  We're about to introduce you to companies that are shaking things up on the dating scene IRL - that's right, in real life.  Just like 2005 all over again.

    Benjamin Goodman is the Marketing and Events Consultant of international speed dating company City Swoon.  City Swoon is different than your average speed dating service because it pairs the original structure of speed dating with an app-like algorithm to ensure you actually meet people you'd be interested in dating!  *mind blown*  This company is so successful they boast events in 8 cities across America, 6 cities in Australia, 2 in Canada, and the UK coming soon.

    If you're IRL-curious, Ben breaks City Swoon down for you.  I've done two City Swoon experiences and I've really enjoyed it!  And heres a very special #single offer - the first 10 listeners that write in to admincontact@gmail.com will receive a special offer from CitySwoon!  You literally have no excuse.  Get dating, pals!

    I'm in!  Where do I learn more?

    Speed Dating near me with Amazing Singles +Virtual +Local Events | Cityswoon

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    EP 73: LOOKING FOR LOVE... BLINDLY | Amber Lee

    EP 73: LOOKING FOR LOVE... BLINDLY | Amber Lee

    Are you stumbling around in the dark blindly, looking for love or a relationship?  Certainly sometimes online dating can feel that way, especially in NYC.  Enter Amber Lee, CEO, Founder, and matchmaker at Select Date Society, a luxury matchmaking service working with high income earners and high caliber singles, that she started in the pandemic after a life-threatening and unexpected cardiac arrest while driving made her realize how life is short and there's no time like the present to go after one's dreams. 

    Now if you're like me you're thinking: I may be high caliber, but I'm not high income! -- no problem!  You can still become part of Select Date Society's network of singles looking for love. 

    This episode title is a bit tongue-in-cheek, as Amber's husband is actually visually impaired.  After telling me the story of how they met, she challenged me to watch the Netflix show "Love is Blind" and you guys... I have some THOUGHTS on this show!!!!

    Before I get carried away with more bad puns about... ahem... visualizing your future relationship, I'll sum it up by announcing that for the summer of 2022 I've been issued a dating challenge by Amber to see if I can't change my First Date Dropoff problem - and you all are gonna hold me accountable!!!

    Learn more about Amber here.

    Join the Select Date Society network here.

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    EP 72: AGED LIKE A FINE WINE: COMPLEX & A BIT NUTTY

    EP 72: AGED LIKE A FINE WINE: COMPLEX & A BIT NUTTY

    My single guest this month is Annie, a wine enthusiast and educator, and we agree on two things:  first, dating apps suck, and second, the 1984 classic adventure-comedy film "Romancing the Stone" is one of the best rom-coms of all time. 
     
    The problem of course is the set up: like a lot of unwitting screen heroines of her time, Kathleen Turner plays a woman who was guaranteed a drab existence until her life is suddenly transformed by the entrance of a stubborn and lonely man who also happens to be handsome and adventurous.  They hate each other and they endure each other's company until one day they realize they're mad about each other and they can't live without one another.
     
    Listen. In 2022, each of them would have thrown in the towel and gone back to swiping before the first day of silent treatment was even over.  Adding to this, as we get older, dating gets harder because we are simultaneously becoming more specific about what we want our own lives to look life and we're less open to say, going on crazy adventures in Columbia.  But also our barrier for what is "okay" - that is, decent and acceptable behavior - becomes a lot stronger and tougher to ignore. 
     
    So what's a complex (and a bit nutty) single badass female gonna do?  We discuss aging, app dating and more.  Pour yourself a glass of vine and be sure to stay to the end where we dish out some tough feminist advice to our VOP!

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    EP 71: REDEFINING PARTNERSHIP w Gender Fluids

    EP 71: REDEFINING PARTNERSHIP w Gender Fluids

    So what exactly has changed in society around gender and sexuality in the last four years?  Maybe it feels like we've made progress by gaining certain freedoms while at the same time things have also become way more complicated? If that resonates with you, you're in good company.  
     
    Fortunately for all of us I have THE most incredibly savvy, smart, sharp-witted human, Arielle Isaac Norman, a self-proclaimed "gender-flexing, five-star lesbian" who is creator and co-host of Gender Fluids podcast joining me to excavate and examine the culture of questioning and what it means to redefine partnership in a post- gender normative world. 
     
    We also cover the transition from Mormonism to gender queerness, living in a poly commune, and best of all, using comedy to address topics surrounding sexuality and gender queerness in an open, vulnerable way that invites conversation.  Believe me, I support your crushing on this fabulous multi-hyphenate creative as much as I am!
     
    Want more Arielle?
    Listen to Gender Fluids on Apple Podcasts here
    Learn more about Arielle's comedy here

    • 57 min
    EP 70: I’M FINE | Cassandra LeClair

    EP 70: I’M FINE | Cassandra LeClair

    Hey. How are u
    ?
     
    Yup, we're tired of it too.  If you're starting to feel as if the world no longer knows how to hold an actual conversation, you'll enjoy this talk I have with gender and communications professor Dr. Cassandra LeClair about accountability on dating apps, post-pandemic overwhelm, and the overall breakdown of boundaries in our dating experience and expectations.
     
    Cassandra's journey to pursuing an understanding in communicating interpersonal needs and boundaries has always been clear, even if understanding why she felt the need to address unspoken fears, guilt, and shame was hidden beneath years of her own trauma.  It took a dramatic accident for her to suddenly come to terms with the stories she had been telling herself, cloaked under the mantra, "I'm fine." If you yourself have used "I'm fine" to muscle your way through hurt or pain, you're not alone.  Women often internalize shameful experiences as a normal part of growing up or "just the way things are" until they're able to heal themselves.  
     
    Wait till the end when I finally get to ask the question I've always wanted to know the answer to:  Do women and men just have totally different expectations with communication?
     
    Learn more about Cassandra here
    Buy her book on Amazon here
    Listen to her podcast

    • 53 min
    EP 69: YOUR CREATIVE LIFE VS. LOVE LIFE

    EP 69: YOUR CREATIVE LIFE VS. LOVE LIFE

    There's a superstition amongst creative people - especially amongst stand-up comedians - that if you're happy and in a successful, fulfilled relationship, that you'll lose your hunger for the art, or worse, the edge to your comedy.  It comes out of the ancient idea that in order to be an artists, one needs to suffer for their art.  So I sat down with two single comedians to find out if there's any truth to that old belief.  Can comedians and creatives actually have successful traditional relationships, or do they just end up self-sabotaging because their passion always comes first?
     
    Along the way, we also discuss the bizarre landscape that is being a woman who is always a little in fear of meeting strangers for a date, outsourcing your dating apps to your mom, and the value of a phone number.  Especially when someone sends you an unsolicited hairy belly button.
     
    Join me as I chat all things single and happiness with two funny people who take the time to get real with me and give me the skinny on dating while working in comedy.
     
    Want more of Abby & Paul?
    Abby's upcoming shows
    Paul's upcoming shows

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

annoyed wf customer ,

#crushing it

It’s like your best friend interviewed sexperts, fellow singles and amazing women who are doing incredible things re dating, redefining womanhood and expanding communication and our own boundaries. Totally hooked!

Niikki Burla ,

A must listen!

Jeanette hits the podcast trifecta…she’s a phenomenal host, brings in incredible guests, and covers great topics that are relevant to her listeners. I’d highly recommend!

Amber Lee Matchmaker ,

Wildly entertaining, fun, and informative!

I love Jeanette’s energy! She tackles the challenging topic of dating & relationships with humor and humility. Love this podcast!

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