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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.

U Up‪?‬ U Up?

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 12.9K Ratings

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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Jared’s First Date Turn Offs

    Jared’s First Date Turn Offs

    It’s Jared’s turn to get vulnerable on this week’s U Up? With Benefits bonus episode, and this time he’s talking about how he can tell when someone he’s on a date with isn’t ready for a relationship, even if they insist otherwise. Jordana uses a job interview metaphor to ask if it’s a matter of readiness or priorities, and they try to figure out what turns Jared off about this situation. Are their standards not high enough? Is it just the dating pool in NYC? Plus, they talk about how reading so many listener emails has impacted Jared’s mindset on dating.

    “Better Than Nothing” Relationships Are Actually Worse Than Nothing

    “Better Than Nothing” Relationships Are Actually Worse Than Nothing

    J&J are back with another Sunday Special just in time to solve all your 4th of July dating worries, and this week they start out with a chat about single vs relationship holidays. The emailer writes in about a guy she’s been seeing casually for a few months. When she tried to address their slow momentum and mixed signals, he explained that he saw her more as a friend and he’d like to keep it that way. Should you “stay friends” with someone you only know in a romantic context? J&J give her some tough love and translate exactly what he means by “I like you as a friend.” Plus, they talk about how to approach dating when you’re feeling extra lonely and listen to a listener’s jingle.

    • 26 min
    Is It Inflation Or Is He Just Not That Into Me?

    Is It Inflation Or Is He Just Not That Into Me?

    On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start out with a recap of our Boston show and a discussion about what counts as a “failure” in dating. Jared reads some texts and Jordana does a Deal Reveal to decide if he’s being too judgmental over TSA preferences. The first emailer asks what a low-cost first date means. Is he not into you if he just asks you out for coffee or a walk? Or is inflation just hitting everyone hard right now? The Awkward Sexual Encounter is another tale of missing panties. Later, an emailer asks how to get over the ick in a relationship. How can she kindly get her girlfriend to stop using baby talk? Is baby talk actually the problem here? Finally, J&J play a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about manipulative behavior, video texting, and post-sex peanuts.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    How To Spot A Guy Who’s Just Telling You What You Want To Hear

    How To Spot A Guy Who’s Just Telling You What You Want To Hear

    J&J are back with another Sunday Special, and this week the emailer asks if she’s being too chill in dating. They start out with a conversation about how “chill” is perceived by men and women and what the right level of chill is. The listener submits screenshots where a guy she went on one date with slides into her DMs to ask her out again, explaining that he didn’t think she was interested initially. Is she playing things too cool and not showing enough interest? Or is he just saying what she wants to hear? Plus, they talk about how to spot guys who give convenient answers.

    • 26 min
    How To Block Someone In An Empowering Way

    How To Block Someone In An Empowering Way

    On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start with a follow up discussion about why a guy might not want to date someone with a TikTok following and an update on Jared’s feelings about being single. The first emailer writes in about how she and her boyfriend are doing great except for one thing: he’s never said “I love you.” Do actions really speak louder than words? Is it a bad idea to get engaged without him saying those 3 words first? The Awkward Sexual Encounter feels like an episode of Below Deck. Later, a hotline caller asks what guys think when you block them. J&J finish the episode with a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about holding hands, post-sex hygiene, backpacks.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    How Jordana Decides What To Share About Her Relationship

    How Jordana Decides What To Share About Her Relationship

    Jared and Jordana are back with a bonus episode just for our U Up? With Benefits subscribers, and it’s Jordana’s turn to open up. This week, she’s talking about the fine line between being open on a public platform and exploiting your private life for content. How much is okay to share about her relationship if her husband isn’t on the podcast to give his side of the story? J&J break down how to decide which conversations are safe to share, and Jared talks about how the same issue plays into his dating life and comedy career.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12.9K Ratings

12.9K Ratings

nic0le711 ,

Jordana’s voice

She sounds like Lake Bell and I know what Jordana looks like, I follow her on insta but I can’t help but picturing Lake Bell every week when I’m listening to the pod. Anyways… love both of you guys! All love xx

MyAmie ,

Love the show but Jared seems unhinged

Jordana is hilarious and relatable, love your sense of humor and although im engaged now i love all the advice. Jared however has been seemingly miserable and angry lately and he’s not being very helpful with the advice bcus he needs to take advice himself

FrancesLVM ,

Great podcast

Love the podcast and a subscriber but a lot of the subscription episodes don’t play at all. I’ll have to go on spodify to listen to the Wednesday episodes that I pay to come early and wait for Wednesday to play them on spodify and not Apple pod.

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