Alyssa Ortiz, cast member of Are You The One? Season 4, gives us all the juicy behind the scenes details of dating and falling in love on live television, what happened with her onscreen romance, and how she ended up beginning a longterm relationship with her boyfriend from before going on the show! Ever wonder what happens on reality dating shows? Find out from our girl Alyssa!
What do you do when you go on four dates in one week? Naturally, you tell all your friends about them. Ali, founder of "Finding Mr. Height," took it to the next level when she started her viral dating coaching platform after discussing her personal experience in the dating world. All thoughts on dating etiquette, height differences in relationships, and the best app to meet people on are shared on this week's episode!
Jared Goldstein, Comedian, Actor in "The Unicorn" and "Nikki Fre$h," and CBS 2020 Diversity Showcase Member, chats with the damsels about his success in the entertainment industry, how being vocal as a gay comedian has contributed to his dating life and...where to find the best desserts in LA (because we're all at that stage of quarantine, right)? Subscribe, rate, and follow us @damselsinthedms!
Bombazos and Desmadre are the themes of this week's episode when we chat with the infamous, the fabulous, Dr. José Medina, Language Researcher, and Author of "Lo Que Se Dice Se Hace" and "Boys Don't Cry." José chats with us about his experience coming out as LGBTQ, marrying his husband, and how his journey growing up in a Machismo culture shaped him and his desire to empower youth and educators to be their truest selves, multiple languages and all.
Josslyn Glen, Sexpert, Trans Rights Activist, Filmmaker and Overall Badass comes on the pod to educate us about her career in fostering important conversations for members of the LGBTQ community, why representation matters, and common misconceptions about Trans people. She shares her personal journey and gives us an understanding on how to ask difficult questions and hold meaningful conversations within our relationships. Like, subscribe, rate & review to help a damsels out :)
Remy Kassimir, host of the successful "How Cum" podcast, cums (hehe) on the pod to tell us about her inspo for starting the revolutionary show, how she's implemented what she learned from the podcast in her own relationship, and what she hopes listeners, specifically women, take away from owning their own sexuality. Get ready, damsels, for the ride (figuratively not literally) of your life!
The damsels are joined by Screenwriter and Comedian, Sarah Afkami, this week who stops by to discuss gender identity and not fitting into the quintessential “female” mold. We discuss some early examples that indicated Sarah’s uniqueness (which may or may not have included low key stalking a high school history teacher) and offer some great advice on how to have the discussion about feeling like you might be “different” with the ones you love the most. Listen in to learn more about how to navigate these difficult conversations and become your true authentic self.
Sam Valentine, the amazing host of the "One Broke Actress" podcast, may have once considered herself “broke” in the financial world but she’s wealthy AF in advice! She talks managing a successful podcast alongside her acting career, her inspo behind starting the pod, and how it all lead to her recent engagement! How does she do it all, you ask? You’ll have to listen to this week's episode to find out!
Cuffing season is upon us, so we tapped the expert of how to survive cuffing season, Intimacy Expert and Relationship Coach Allana Pratt. Why do we feel that we must find a relationship during the holidays? How do we sustain the pressures of finding "the one" during this time period? Allana has all the answers, and shares her journey with dating and celebrating herself- and why you should too! Last week to enter the Damsels Holiday Giveaway- head to Instagram for more info!
If you needed some inspo for following your dreams and making them fricken' happen, Camille Corbett is your gal. TV Writer, Actress, Fulbright Recipient, and Creator of Crystal & Chelsea (which casually received a grant from Panavision for a million dollars worth of equipment) the girl has a plan and she's sticking to it. She talks to us about her experience dating abroad and within the entertainment industry as well has how that can be a good thing as long as it's a supportive dynamic, and not a competitive one. How do you achieve this, you ask? Listen to the episode, damsels.
The legendary Comedian, Actress, Impressionist, and Member of the 2020 CBS Comedy Showcase, Andrea Lopez, joins the damsels on the pod this week! She talks with us about her success in comedy and how she made her career doing her life-long talent, impressions, and what it’s like to date as an entertainer. She may even do her infamous Kourtney Kardashian impression that’s so good it even made Chrissy Teigen send it to the Poosh Queen herself...listen in to find out!
Sahana Srinivasan, host of Netflix's "Brainchild," comes on the pod to chat with us about how the show works to inspire young people to get interested in science early on, her comedy and acting career, and how her Indian background has affected her dating life. Watch out, people, there's about to be a whole lot more #WomeninSTEM thanks to Sahana!
She comes from a land down under! This week on the pod we have the beautiful and brilliant Lexi Partell, hailing from Australia, to talk about dating overseas, how she had to love herself before loving someone else, and the best methods for arguing with your partner. Spoiler alert: attacking them and going through their phone ain't it.
Lauren is always telling Chloe "you gotta shoot your shot!" This week, we have the queens of shooting your shot and hosts of the popular podcast "Shooters Gotta Shoot," Erica Spera and Molly DeMellier. They discuss their inspo for the podcast, their dating lives in NYC, what it's like being so open on a dating podcast while being single, and when to take your relationship from exclusive to BF/GF status. One thing we can promise, you'll definitely be ready to shoot your shot by the end!
Calling all recovered f*ckboy addicts. We have the queen of the f*ckboy redemption program, host of 'Drag His Ass,' and overall comedic genius Mary Beth Barone on the pod. We chat about her inspiration for developing the infamous program, what she’s been up to during quarantine, and how she’s used her comedy to punch up and not punch down, which reminds us, don’t forget to VOTE!
Time to get high on life (literally and figuratively) with Rachel Wolfson, Comedian, Cannabis Advocate, and Actress. Rachel talks all things navigating long distance relationships, keeping long-term relationships spicy, and when to know it's the right time to break your own rules in dating. After playing the long game to bag her current boyfriend, Rachel has some pretty solid advice on all these topics.
Welcome back to Season 3, damsels! We are honored to kick it off with the legendary host of We Met at Acme, Lindsey Metselaar! We talk everything from how she started her iconic podcast as single and now is recently married, to why she shares 4 rules on social media, how her rules help, and why she doesn't believe in sending a thank you text after dates. This episode truly has something in it for everyone! We're so excited to get back to your DMs
Mel of the viral instagram account, Sonnenflume, comes on to tell us about how her content creating career started by posting some of the v typical situations that were happening in her dating life, and how it exploded from there. What do you do when you continue to see the guys you post about online? Find out in this weeks episode!
Welcome back, damsels, to season 2 of Damsels in the DMs! We're so excited to introduce you to our new hosts, Aash Patel, an actress and model originally from Botswana, and Alejandro Valtierra, a writer and producer with a passion for social justice! We're pumped to get back to your DMs :)
You wanna get to know someone? Go on a trip with them. That's just a snippet of some of the amazing advice that Cassy Martinez, host of the podcast Globethotter, has learned from her many dating adventures across the globe. She tells us about her inspo for starting her podcast, her life of traveling the world, and some tea on some of the best love stories she's had all over the world. This episode is going to have you grabbing your passport and booking a hostel!
Author of Me in Search of You: I Promise There's More to It, Jenna Langbaum, chats with the damsels all about writing her sensational book that explores the hope, frustration, and mediocrity of dating as a millennial in New York City. We chat with Jenna about why she wanted to write the book and what she hopes readers take away from it. Most importantly- we talk about why reframing the thinking of goal-setting dating matters, and how the most important thing to think about when dating-plot twist- is yourself.
What do Chloe's cat and her relationships have in common? They're both toxic! Lili Michelle, Comedian, Writer, and Professional Tweeter comes on to talk about toxic relationships, dating as an Iranian-Canadian, and her #1 strategy for dating. Listen for some hard truths and strong opinions on cats!
The damsels chat with Ginny Hogan, Comedian, Writer, and Author of "Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield," about all things sexism and the work place, finding love during quarantine, and battling dating app fatigue. Having gone on 100 first dates, using data to analyze dating, and even creating ads for her own love life, Ginny is truly the Einstein of dating.
The Washington Post's Dating Reporter, Lisa Bonos, comes on the podcast to talk all things quarantine dating, how she made it work for herself during the pandemic, and fun date ideas via FaceTime. Sick of quarantine dating? So is nearly everyone! You definitely don’t wanna miss this episode to hear Lisa’s thoughts on dating fatigue, damsels!
Chloe and Lauren chat with internet sensation and Miami's Best Drag Queen '17, Miss Toto, on all things growing up in Cumberland, Maryland, the journey to becoming Miss Toto, gender as a spectrum, and BLM. Learn why having a Stage BF (or support system in general) makes the difference both in career and happiness. The DRAMA!
It's all about ghosting, toxic relationships, and international dating in this episode with Actress, Model, and Founder of Rose & Glo, Aash Patel. Ever wonder how beautiful, strong-willed women get wronged? How could Jay-Z have cheated on Beyoncé? Aash is here to tell us that successful models (even those scouted as babies for Huggies) are just like us! Spoiler alert: In a shocking turn of events, a man did something bad!
Lauren and Chloe chat with Carrie Bernans, Actress, Stuntwoman, Writer, Activist, and Entrepreneur, about her success in films such as Black Panther and Avengers, her previous romantic relationships, and her do's and don'ts on first dates. Ever wondered if you should offer to split the bill or ask them to call you an Uber? Listen for some hot takes from our gal Carrie!
Jimmy Fowlie, Actor, Comedian, and Writer for Will Arnett's Quibi show, "Your Daily Horoscope," chats with the damsels all about his journey in comedy, the inspiration for his hit series "Go-Go Boy Interrupted", all things break-ups, and why those break-ups can end up being oh so very messy. Listen to find out why he ended up creating a short film called "Windshield" based on his most recent split!
The damsels chat with Hanna Dickinson, Actress (recently starred in Snapchat's Get Money), Comedian, and Writer for Comedy Central regarding her career in comedy, quarantine dating, and how she discusses dating in her comedy as therapy. Listen for all things tattoos on first dates, getting bullied by high-school lacrosse players, and why she doesn't recommend dating in Arlington.
In one of the damsels most useful episodes to date, we talk to Matt Phifer, Toxic Relationship Specialist, Therapist, TikTok Extraordinaire, and Speaker. We discuss all things narcissistic behavior; how to spot it, how to avoid it, and how to get out if you're trapped. Turns out, Britney really was on to something when she told us we're addicted to toxic behavior - not just an iconic goddess, but a genius.
In this episode of Damsels in the DMs, the damsels talk with Serena Coady, writer for Vox, Elle, and Cosmopolitan, on all things dating apps, from red flags in profiles to online dating via quarantine. Listen for some hot takes on men posting photos with animals, and how the old "Can I buy you a drink?" line has transferred to "Have you seen a tall man with a Dalmatian in the park?"
In this week's episode of Damsels In the DMs, Chloe and Lauren get a lesson on intelligent dating from Sabrina Alexis, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of A New Mode. Sabrina discusses all things red flags while dating, the importance of being happy on your own before entering a relationship, and why actions matter more than words. Chloe and Lauren are shocked to find out it means nothing when guys watch your Instagram story. We know, we're still reeling too.
Dana Donnelly, Comedienne, Activist, and soon to be Award-winning Tweeter, comes on to talk to the damsels about her success in comedy, her involvement with the Black Lives Matter Movement, and her dating life. A damsel writes in about struggling with stalking her ex during quarantine, and the damsels take a dive in with Dana to discuss the parameters around social media stalking. They discuss the fad of stalking your exes- and the many methods one can use for the most effective stalking- watch your Venmo, boys.
Stuck in a dating rut and can't figure out the problem? Have no fear, Anika Rashuan is here! Matchmaker extraordinaire, dating coach & overall powerhouse fills us in on what goes into matchmaking, what her clients look for in partners, and how she's able to create perfect matches. Spoiler alert: dating coaching and matchmaking go hand in hand. If you need to build confidence in the dating game, this is the episode for you.