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Gender Identity & Astrology of Love

IS LOVE IN THE STARS FOR YOU THIS FALL?

Carol Allen, from Love Is In the Stars, co-hosts this week’s episode. Carol is an astrologer who steers the love lives of many women based on what is written in the stars. Today on the show, she gives us a fantastic fall love forecast and joins us to talk about gender and sexuality because she has a personal connection to this topic through a close transgender family member who she’s supported through his transition. Together with our guest panel, Damona and Carol unpack what your dating life can learn from the experiences of those who have a different sexual orientation or gender identity than you do.

D’S DATING DISH

Why are divorce rates going down?

Thanks millennials! According to Time, a recent study shows that divorce rates dropped 18% from 2008 to 2016 and this is due mostly to the lower divorce rates among millennials. Is it really all that surprising that millennials are divorcing less than generations before them? We don’t think so.

What can you learn from Gen Z daters

According to a study done by the dating app Zoosk, there are a number things that Gen Z does right when it comes to dating. Gen Zers are the least picky daters and swipe right on 33% of the matches they are presented with. How can this help you and what else can you learn from this study? We have answers.

Your childhood faves have a new relationship status!

It’s been a few weeks since former Sesame Street writer, Mark Saltzman, confirmed that Bert and Ernie are indeed a gay couple. The official Sesame Workshop says differently, however. Does it matter whether Bert and Ernie are gay? Does representation matter – even in kids programming? Or are we taking the puppet relationship dynamic too far? The discussion heats up this week.

IDENTITY, SEXUALITY, AND GENDER

Sexuality and Gender Identity: Are they fixed or fluid? How do you know if the way you’ve been living or dating might be limiting your possibility of finding true love and happiness? We sat down with Jasmine Luna and Harry Caldwell to learn more about their experience.

Jasmine Luna is your average queer, transgender, latinx witch. She is a strong advocate for her queer community, which includes work at the Trevor Project and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Harry Caldwell is a Jewelry Designer, Yoga Instructor, and Tantra Instructor. He has identified as Pansexual for the last 15+ years and feels compelled to share his knowledge of the energy of love with everyone he encounters in order to reduce the amount of suffering in the world.

We talked about A LOT:

  • Pansexuality, Omnisexuality, Bisexuality, Transexuality
  • Transitioning
  • What it’s like Transitioning within a relationship
  • Pronouns & Identity
  • Mixed Raced Identity & Sexuality
  • Tantra & Unifying the Masculine and Feminine Energies within us
  • Dating in Los Angeles versus other cities
  • How to maintain outgoing mentality towards dating apps
  • Hookup Culture and Pansexuality
  • Making Love & Deep Intimate Connection
  • The Trevor Project
  • Panty Hose
  • Chickens

TECHNICALLY DATING  

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Submit your questions Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and hear our answers live on the show! Here’s what our listeners asked about this week:

  • Is it normal to be dating multiple people online?
  • How can you tell if they’re busy or blowing you off?

FALL LOVE FORECAST

Carol Allen gives us the scoop on what the upcoming #VenusRetrograde means for your love life.

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Feng Shui for Love & Flirting at Work

Our guest co-host this week was Inessa Freylekhman, a Feng Shui Master Trainer and licensed therapist. Inessa gave us tips on how to bring the energy of love into our homes and amplify the passion in a relationship using Feng Shui principles.

 

INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS (2:16)

In this new segment, Damona will be sharing some words of inspiration to start our show off on a positive foot and hopefully brighten your week. Up this week was synchronicity: notice what is coming up in your life repeatedly, and be sure to ask yourself why.

D’S DATING DISH (4:36)

Bad relationships are literally bad for your health

A new study from Keck at USC shows that the results of a bad relationship affect far more than your emotional state. With everything from weight gain to high blood pressure to literal heart attacks, it’s time to take care of any toxicity in your personal relationships before you feel the negative effects. You can read more via Forbes here.

The key to losing weight as a couple

If you’ve tried and failed at losing weight alongside your partner, a new study may shine some light as to why. The environment in which you’re losing weight is key, and partners can occasionally not be on the same page in terms of the best methods of support and encouragement. You can read more via Science Daily here.

Will Smith wasn’t single when he got with Jada Pinkett Smith

Waves rippled through the Hollywood world when Jada Pinkett Smith revealed in a recent interview that her husband Will Smith was married to another woman when they met. Although the relationship was effectively over, not everyone was a fan of Smith shacking up with a technically taken man. You can read more via Elite Daily here.

TECHNICALLY DATING (37:25)

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

  • How to handle a co-worker that could be getting a little too flirty
  • How to tell your parents you’re bi
  • What to do if you can’t stop thinking about your ex with another man

And many more . . .

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