Ah, the simple, completely untroubling and easily understandable world of dating, love, and sex. Well – maybe not. We all have some horrible dating stories to entertain our friends with over drinks or awkward hookups that still make us cringe. For anyone looking for some insight on modern day romance from dating podcasts, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve been listening to dating podcasts galore: podcasts about how dating changed in a post-pandemic world, tips to master dating apps, episodes about healthy communication with your partner, and more. If you’re looking for a podcast about how to save your relationship, or a podcast about how people found love in quarantine, this list is it.
Here are the best dating podcasts for all of you hopeless romantics and skeptical realists:
Why Won’t You Date Me?
Nicole Byer wants to know how she is still single. Every week, she sits down with someone new to discuss their love lives and help Nicole fix hers. With guests like Bowen Yang, Randy Jackson, and Conan O’Brien, Nicole quests to find the key to a relationship. From Team Coco, “Why Won’t You Date Me?” is the funniest dating podcast on this side of the single life.
Dan Savage is the host of “Savage Lovecast”, a call-in show for people looking for a second opinion on love, sex, and relationships. Savage, an author, journalist, editor, and sex advice columnist, has done over 750 episodes, so you could say he is somewhat of an expert. “Savage Lovecast” is everything you are looking for in a relationship advice podcast: funny, pragmatic, and just a little bit crazy.
Relationsh*t with Kamie Crawford
Dear Media presents “Relationsh*t with Kamie Crawford,” an advice podcast covering relationships of all kinds – friendships, romantic partners, family, and working with colleagues. Hear about the good, bad, and ugly each week with guests chatting about topics like “Valentine’s Day Do’s & Don’ts,” using your intuition, parenting, “Social Media & Self Worth with Victoria Garrick,” and more. If you’re looking for advice, listeners can call the podcast’s hotline: 833-445-2643. Since 2021, the series has released over 20 episodes, running under an hour each.
The Love, Happiness and Success Podcast With Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
Psychologist, certified life coach, and marriage and family therapist Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby is here to answer your questions on “The Love, Happiness and Success Podcast With Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby.” Wondering if you have a bad therapist? Want to know what to do if you hate your job? Curious about what an unhealthy relationship looks like? Every week, Dr. Lisa Marie brings in experts and shares her expansive knowledge on the questions we have while we look for answers to some of life’s most difficult questions.
Double Date with Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue
Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue fell in love at first sight on when Marlo was a guest Phil’s television talk show, Donahue. Now, they’ve been married over 40 years and are insistent on having double dates with their famous friends. They sit down for intimate conversations about long-lasting love from couples like Neil Patrick-Harris and David Burtka, Ted Danson, and Mary Steenburgen, President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, and many more. “Double Date with Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue” is a podcast looking at the things that bind people together or break them apart.
Divorced Not Dead
Caroline Stanbury is “Divorced Not Dead”. While most people would be stressing about divorced life in their 40s, Stanbury is living her best life yet. She gathers the best-of-the-best to talk about finding happiness within yourself, letting go of shame, dating after divorce, and more. Dear Media’s “Divorced Not Dead” focuses on your relationship with the most important person in your life: you! Single, dating, married, or divorced, this podcast is a must-listen no matter where you are in your life.
Anatomy of Us
“The Studleys” explores the similar struggles other marriages have faced and how they could have been saved. Melanie and Seth ask the really hard questions that married couples don’t always want to answer. This podcast is here to help you with communication in every aspect of every relationship you’ll ever have.
Meet Cute Rom-Coms
“Meet Cute Rom-Coms” presents weekly, 15-minute fictional romantic comedies to brighten your day. Start the multi-part stories in chronological order from part one to their final episodes. You’ll likely recognize some of voice actors, including Jackie Cruz from Orange Is The New Black, Julianne Hough, and more.
This is Dating
“This is Dating” is boosting 4 people who felt stuck in their love lives, and they’re set up on virtual dates. This podcast enables listeners to eavesdrop on the participants’ dates, cringe-worthy moments, sparks, and more. During the dates, coaches and the team of “fairy godmothers” send daters ice breakers and conversation prompts to move things along. All episodes clock in around 35 minutes long.
Ah, yes. The dreaded “U Up?” text. Betches Media co-founder Jordana Abraham and comedian Jared Freid host the definitive modern dating podcast. Together, they discuss dating app protocol and how we define a relationship in the 21st century, to the weirdest of sexual rendezvous and ghosting. The dating world has changed drastically since your parents met, so don’t listen to any of their advice. Instead, listen to “U Up?” if you are looking for love in this modern era.
Dating Diaries: Questions & Confessions
If you think your love life is wild, just wait ’til you hear this podcast. “Dating Diaries: Questions & Confessions” listens to stories from all over the spectrum: a man who traveled halfway across the world for love to a woman who claims to have had sex with an alien. Hosts Dre and Ben dissect the complexities of dating in today’s world through confessions from those who found love in the strangest places, and those who haven’t found it yet. From Glass Entertainment and Wondery, “Dating Diaries: Questions & Confessions” now features stories of love in the midst of COVID-19: from finding love down the hall to being cooped up with your partner.
When I Met You
Celebrate love, vibes, weirdness, awkwardness, and beauty with love stories in the comedy fiction series, “When I Met You.” It’s the latest weekly podcast by Meet Cute, with stories inspired by real events and people, read by actors. So far, episodes are under 10 minutes each.
What started as a New York Times column 16 years ago has now turned into the podcast “Modern Love.” “Modern Love” gives readers, and now listeners, a peek into the complicated relationships of real people. This podcast is a collection of hosts Daniel Jones’ and Miya Lee’s favorite stories from the column’s archives. “Modern Love” continues to include conversations with the authors of these love life columns, discussing where they were then and where they are now.