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.
How To Cut Ties With The Guy In Your DMs
Jared and Jordana are back with another Sunday Special, and this week, a listener is trying to figure out if a guy she’s talking to is flirting or just being friendly. J&J dissect their texts and DMs to decide. Should she make a move? Plus they discuss why men love vague relationships and what they get out of them.
How To Talk To Your S.O. About Sex
On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start out with an update on Jordana’s braces and a discussion about how dental customer service relates to dating. The first email is from a listener who wants to know how to get her boyfriend to put in more effort in bed. How should she bring this up to him in a constructive way? The Awkward Sexual Encounter involves a nose bleed and an unfortunate roommate run in. Later, a listener asks if she should get back together with her ex. Is getting back together ever a good idea? Finally, J&J finish the episode with a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about cringe-worthy hobbies and third wheels on the first date.
Jordana Explains How She Learned to Communicate More Effectively After a Fight With Her Fiancé
Jared and Jordana are back with another bonus episode exclusively for U Up? With Benefits subscribers, and this week it’s Jordana’s turn to get personal. She shares the story of a fight she had with her fiancé and how wedding planning while working from home can test your communication skills. Plus, they discuss the right time and place to resolve issues with your significant other.
How To Write An Effective Standard-Setting Text
Jared and Jordana are back with another Sunday Special, and this week they’re answering an email from a listener who wants to know if it’s ever worth it to “chase” someone. After three dates, she felt like his communication became inconsistent and he always had excuses to not meet up, so she sent a text to set her standard. Jared and Jordana debate the effectiveness of her text and analyze his response. Should she keep pursuing this guy? Plus, they discuss why guys don’t take the out when you give it to them.
What Are The Signs That You’re In Love?
On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start out with a discussion about generational differences in wedding customs and why everyone loved The White Lotus. The first email is from an admittedly analytical listener asking how you actually know when you’re in love. Could research ever find you an answer? The Awkward Sexual Encounter is a close call with a friend’s parents. Later, a friend group asks how to deal with making more money than most of the guys she ends up dating in their small hometown. How should they talk about money with their dates? And how should they handle men who are intimidated by this wage gap? Finally they end the episode with a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about siblings, private social clubs, and LinkedIn stalking.
When Is It Okay To Have A Serious Conversation Over Text?
Jared and Jordana are back with another Sunday Special, and this week, a listener wants to know if he’s in the wrong for asking for less communication. After a girl he was newly seeing started texting him a lot, he asked to dial it back, but her reaction was not what he expected. How should he have handled this situation? Plus, they discuss when, if ever a text is better than a phone call for a serious conversation.
A look into the male brain
Love the pod! The female and male perspective is the best. Jared gives an in-depth look into the male brain. His totally honest and straightforward breakdown of the male train of thought is a little jarring sometimes but I appreciate the transparency. Such a valuable tool for modern dating
Can't subscribe- his voice is awful to listen to.
Why listen to this awful scratchy voice, and post for it????
Jared and Jordana are basically national treasures
So I’ve been following Jared on Twitter and Instagram for what feels like forever but never gave the podcast a chance til recently, and I’m so glad I did. It doesn’t matter where you are in the dating scene- whether you’re in a committed relationship or single, this podcast is exceptionally entertaining and informative. I love the banter between Jared and Jordana and I’m soooo happy I found them.