U Up? is the definitive modern dating podcast presented by Betches co-founder Jordana Abraham and comedian Jared Freid, where they discuss their take on the ebbs and flows of the crazy dating world we live in. From interpreting dating app interactions and weird sexual encounters, to defining the relationship and everything in between - they’re here to make sure you don’t die alone. For more fun dating commentary, polls, and bonus content, follow @uuppod on Instagram.
Can Awkward Sex Be A Deal Breaker?
On this week’s Sunday Special, Jared and Jordana answer an email from a listener asking if her situationship fizzled because of an awkward sexual encounter. They went on four good dates, but when they finally had sex, it was a letdown. He started being distant afterwards, so she texted him to ask what was up. J&J break down the texts to try to figure out what happened here. Was it really about the sex? And does it really matter either way? Finally, they play a round of J&J’s Final Say about dating rules and dog pics on dating apps.
Is It Normal To Have FOMO When You’re In A Relationship?
On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start out with a discussion about how we’re all living in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm and what it takes to really be excited for a first date. The first emailer asks if she’s crazy for wanting to marry her first serious boyfriend. Is FOMO from her single friends a sign that she needs to date around more? The Awkward Sexual Encounter involves a very needy puppy. Later, an emailer asks how to make it clear to her guy friends that she’s not romantically interested in them. Are they even her friends in the first place? Finally, J&J give justice to The Original Cottage Inn and play a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about birth control and dating app ghost writers.
It’s Okay To Admit You Don’t Want Something Casual
J&J are back with another Sunday Special, and this week they’re breaking down the texts between a listener and a guy she’s seeing casually. They talked about making plans for the weekend, but he wasn’t sure of his schedule and said he would let her know. When she didn’t hear from him she assumed he just wasn’t interested, but when he reached out later, she gave him a piece of her mind. Is she wrong for expecting him to follow up on plans even though they were keeping it casual? Plus, they discuss why pretending you don’t care doesn’t work. They finish the episode with a game of J&J’s Final Say to settle the debate on parental approval for moving in together and bad dating app profiles.
Is It A Red Flag If My Boyfriend Stays In Touch With His Ex?
On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start out with a discussion about their New Year’s resolutions. Then, they answer an email regarding a TikTok that lists questions you should ask on a first date to avoid wasting time. Do those questions actually help you get to know someone? Is anything really a waste of time in dating? The Awkward Sexual Encounter involves a chicken suit. Later, an emailer writes in about setting boundaries with her boyfriend’s ex. Is an ex ever calling just to “catch up”? J&J finish the episode with a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about never-nudes, first date hygiene, and chain restaurants.
Please Listen To This Before You Try To Set Jared Up
J&J are back with another episode just for Friends with Benefits, and this week, Jared is telling the story of another failed set up, this time by his dad. Is one picture really so much to ask for? Then, Jared wonders if he cares too much about his family’s opinions of who he’s dating. Plus, they talk about how long it takes for men to start emotionally masturbating to a relationship and how it’s a completely different feeling for them.
Is It Possible To Separate A Potential Love Interest From Their Income?
Jared and Jordana are back with another Sunday Special, and this week they’re talking all about money and dating. First, they answer an email from a listener who makes ten times more than her boyfriend. Should she decline his offers to pay for dates? Then, Jared and Jordana are joined by Kurt and Steven, the stars of Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer, to discuss the new show and how much money matters when it comes to love. Finally, they debate some unpopular opinions about jobs, money, and dating multiple people at once.
Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer premieres with a two-hour event on Thursday, January 6 at 8/7 Central on FOX
Can’t Get Enough
This podcast is amazing and the only thing that gets me through my days!! Couldn’t have survived the pandemic without J-Train and Jordana!!! 💙🥰
Best thing about Wednesday
I look forward to U UP? every week. Jared and Jordana make talking about dating fun. They are funny, relatable, and impossible not to love. I would recommend U UP? to anyone!
Love this pod!
Ignore the antivaxx one star reviews, this podcast is phenomenal! I’m in a super healthy engagement and still listen weekend and am a with benefits subscriber. Jared and Jordanna are HILARIOUS and give super sound, entertaining dating advice that I really wish I had in my 20s, further, their interpersonal advice is so helpful to all relationship statuses. Awkward sex is so funny pls make a card game out of this too. Dying for live show tour, would love to see y’all in San Diego!
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