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Breaking Up & Bouncing Back

Our guest co-host this week was Samantha Burns, the Millennial Love Expert. She discussed strategies from her upcoming book, Breaking Up & Bouncing Back, for overcoming the loss of a relationship and learning to love again.

 

D’S DATING DISH (2:16)

A Bustle study on the most frustrating parts of being single

Female Bustle readers aged 18 to 35 were asked about love and the biggest frustrations related to their relationship status. With surprising data on everything from what single women are focused on to how often they go on dates, you can read more via Bustle here.

How marriage changes your personality

A new study asked married couples about personality changes during the first 18 months of marriage. Asking about extraversion, openness to experience, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and neuroticism, you can read about the results via Huffington Post here.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas?

Though nobody thought to see this one coming, it would appear as if the Bollywood and boy band stars have a spark flying between them. You can read more via Channel News Asia here.

TECHNICALLY DATING (29:46)

We pull the best questions posted on The Textpert App and those emailed to Damona, including:

  • What to do if you keep getting requests for full body pictures
  • How to handle a crush on someone who is taken
  • What to do if you and your significant other don’t click via text

And many more . . .

DAMONA’S DIATRIBE (45:49)

Damona has a lot of steam to blow off, and up this week in the crosshairs are those who continually ask why they’re single without doing anything to change . . .

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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Beyond Betrayal & Sex Addiction

Our guest co-host this week was Dr. Kevin Skinner. Dr. Skinner is a licensed marriage and family therapist who is the co-founder of Addo Recovery, a clinic specializing in recovery from sexual addiction and betrayal trauma. He’s also the co-founder of Bloom, an online company for women struggling with the latter. We spoke with him about infidelity, relationship worry, sexual expectations, and much more.

D’S DATING DISH (2:33)

Elite dating apps threaten America’s wage gap

Elite dating apps are part of an old-school philosophy that believes courtship is partly an economic exercise and could be further driving a wedge between classes. Many of these apps favor those with college degrees, especially from elite institutions, but education-based matching moves in lockstep with inequality. You can read more via Bloomberg here.

John Cena and Nikki Bella break up

WWE star John Cena and Divas champion Nikki Bella have ended their six-year relationship and broken off their impending engagement. They were supposed to be married May 5th, but recent interviews suggested they may have been having problems. You can read more via Bleacher Report here.

The worst fashion mistake you can make on a date

The stats are in and 76% of millennials believe it’s important to dress up for a date. But be careful: 66% of singles don’t have any time for wrinkled clothes, with socks and sandals a close second. You can read more via Hello Giggles here.

TECHNICALLY DATING (32:00)

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

  • How to stay happy in a long distance relationship
  • What to do if your boyfriend got another girl pregnant
  • How to handle a recycled engagement ring

And many more . . .

ROMANCE ROLLBACK (44:52)

Damona explores the Ancient Egyptian Ring of Infinity and how it led to today’s modern understanding of the wedding ring.