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Man School & The Guy Spy

What does #MeToo mean for your love life? 

Jonathan Aslay, The Guy Spy, returns to co-host this week’s episode of Dates and Mates. Jonathan is America’s leading Midlife dating and relationship coach and author of Unlocking the Male Mind, Finding Love Online and Why Men Pull Away. Damona and Jonathan interview Matthew Solomon, author of Man School: Relating to Women in the #MeToo Era, and breakdown how we can better relate to each other in today’s dating environment:

D’S DATING DISH (2:20)

Kourtney Kardashian dates younger men. Why don’t you?

Spotted: Post-breakup Kourtney Kardashian out on not one, but TWO dates with men 20 years her junior. This month we’ve seen Kourtney rebounding from breakup with Younes Bendjima (26) with Grownish star Luka Sabbat (20) and a yet to be named Younes look alike. Do you date younger, too? 

What secrets is your sexual partner keeping from you?

HuffPost reports that Three in Four people with an STI haven’t told their sexual partners about it. Why are so many people keeping it a secret? We have some insight.

Is love making you fat?

According to Men’s Health, the average person gains 36 pounds in a relationship. 17 of those pounds are gained in the first year of the relationship. The reasons people gain this weight may surprise you!  

Man School (16:40)

Today we welcome Matthew Solomon, author and empowerment coach specializing in communication & relationships. Matthew has always had a passion for equality and understanding, which is evident in his work as an author, coach and filmmaker. Damona and Jonathan sit down with Matthew and take a closer look at Man School: Relating with Women in the #MeToo Era. They talk about:

  • How #MeToo changed the way we date
  • How to make a women feel comfortable when you approach her
  • Toxic Masculinity
  • The Friend zone
  • Porn
  • How to pick up chicks
  • Tantra
  • Chivalry

Whether you’re a man or a woman, this book is an excellent read and has a lot of great lessons on how we can better relate to each other in today’s dating environment.

TECHNICALLY DATING (41:56)

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

  • How to get your man to crave more sex with you
  • When is it time to have that “DTR” talk?

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Curly Hair Love & Budget Weddings

Our guest co-host this week was Bianca Renee. The Go-To Curly Hair Influencer, Bianca is a hair, beauty, and style personality on YouTube and the resident “girl with curls.” When not working on her renowned YouTube Channel, “Bianca Renee Today,” she works as a wedding and event planner and host.

 

D’S DATING DISH (2:13)

Ivana Trump says Vanessa will have trouble finding a new man

Ivana Trump, mother of Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka, and Eric, said that she’s not worried her son will have trouble finding a new beau after his split from Vanessa. As for Vanessa, however, she feels as if the baggage of five children will prevent her from being desirable. You can read more via Page Six here.

The Kanye West dating app is finally here

Good news for those loyal to Ye: you can now find those who share a similar passion for one of music’s most opinionated personalities. Yeezy.Dating, a “dating site for fans of the genius Mr. Kanye West,” has launched, and got so much traffic on its first day that it shut down and had to be reconfigured. You can read more via High Snobiety here.

The Allison Mack sex ring

It’s come to light that the former Smallville star was part of a sex cult called Nxium, responsible for bringing new women into the group. Under the guise of a female empowerment group, women were often asked to have sex with the 57-year-old leader of the group, Keith Ranere, and are even rumored to have been branded. You can read more via the New York Times here.

Bill Cosby found guilty

There was breaking news in the studio when the guilty verdict for Bill Cosby was announced. Found guilty on three counts of indecent assault, this is seen as a major victory for the #MeToo movement. You can read more via the New York Times here.

Six lies movies told you about dating

The movies play a large part in establishing the concept of love in pop culture. But what if we told you that there are several myths floating about thanks to Hollywood? Love at first sight, the man asking the woman out, you’ll have to read more via Insider to discover the whole list.

TECHNICALLY DATING (29:37)

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

  • What to do if your boyfriend cheats
  • Whether or not you should friend a potential date on Facebook
  • How to handle long-distance love

And many more . . .

DAMONA’S DIATRIBE (45:43)

Damona recently did a segment on HLN with Carol Costello about modern dating challenges. When the topic of ghosting came up, she was surprised to learn the general excuse is that “everyone does it.” That’s not cool, and Damona’s here to tell you why.