Our guest co-host this week was matchmaker Jessica Fass. Jessica worked in Hollywood for several years before becoming a matchmaker. Though her speciality is matching Jewish people worldwide, she’s helped folks from all walks of life, and was awarded Best New Dating Personality at the 2016 US Dating Awards.

 

DATING DISH (16:07)

The Rise of the Sugar Baby

With the student debt crisis at an all-time peak, more and more of those in debt are turning to the sugar baby business to pay their bills. Why, in 2016, 2.5 million sugar babies said they were pursuing the profession due to their student status. Many of the relationships aren’t sexual, and if it’s safe and consensual there’s nothing too bad to say about it, but there is some concern considering that it’s not as regulated as other forms of sex work. You can read more via the Idaho Statesman here.

Dating Rules We Have to Bury

It’s 2017, folks, why are we still so attached to the dating rules of the past? It’s time to move on! Men making the first move? Not being able to have sex on the first date? Not trying to define what the relationship means? Get outta town! You can read about more trends that need to RIP via Elle Australia here.

Dating Apps and STDs

Unfortunately, STDs have come back in a big way. Just two months ago, the CDC reported that there are over two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in America; that’s the highest number ever recorded! Many expert are blaming dating apps such as Tinder, Grindr, and OKCupid for making it easier for disease to spread. But should we hate the player or the game? You can decide for yourself after reading more via Vox here.

TECHNICALLY DATING (32:08)

We pull the best questions posted on The Textpert App, including:

  • What to say on a date if you’re horribly awkward
  • How to handle an overbearing boyfriend
  • If it’s ever OK to forgive infidelity

And many more . . .

DAMONA’S DIATRIBE (48:42)

It’s been awhile, and Damona had something to get off her chest that’s been grinding her gears. We know, we know, it’s a little controversial, but Damona takes a stand against man-hating. Why don’t we give a little love to the good ones instead?

DATING DOT DOT DOT (50:32)

We got Jessica’s lightning-fast love advice in another rapid-fire rendition of Dating Dot Dot Dot.

_________ is always sexy

_________ is never sexy

The biggest red flag on a dating profile is _________

The most common first date mistake is____________

The most important quality in a wife is _____________

The most important quality in a husband is _________

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