This Is Why You're Single

with Laura Lane and Angela Spera

Creators of the humor and advice book of the same name, Laura Lane and Angela Spera candidly breakdown real-life dating disasters with a new "reason why you're single" every week.

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    This week we talk all about religion when it comes to dating, interfaith relationships and dealing with family. In dating news we discuss how online dating is desegregating America & how to actually follow the dating advice you get. Then we answer your listener questions including one listener who is dating a guy who wants to wait until marriage to have sex and another listener whose ex wanted to wait until marriage to say “I love you." Angela gifts her friend a vibrator to help her deal with stress and Laura meets twins who date the same guy. This week's episode is brought to you by: Talkspace (promo code: SINGLE) Squarespace (promo code: SINGLE) Lola (promo code: SINGLE30) Sakara

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    This week is all about the dos and don'ts of workplace romances (hint: watch out for problematic power dynamics). In dating news we discuss what to consider before dating a coworker & the difference between happiness and joy and how to find more of it in your life. Then we answer your listener questions including a listener who wants to know if she’s crazy to date a coworker and another listener whose crush won’t date her because they work together. Angela struggles with taking compliments about her relationship with Ian and Laura's hair stylist has a new boyfriend! This week's episode is brought to you by: FabFitFun (offer code: THISISWHY) BioClarity (offer code: SINGLE) Manscaped (offer code: SINGLE) Bombas

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    This week we tackle a problem everyone struggles with: making assumptions. We discuss how to not do it (Look for evidence! Put yourself in someone else's shoes!). In dating news we discuss six assumptions that can kill your relationship with employees (and how that relates to dating) & what having a boyfriend has to do with sleep. Then we answer your listener questions including one listener frustrated her boyfriend just assumed she’d be down to do long distance and another listener wondering why she cares so much about getting engaged. Angela's boyfriend goes on a platonic date with one of her friends and Nic earns a sexy reward after fixing a flood in their apartment. This week's episode is brought to you by: Lola (offer code: SINGLE30) Squarespace (offer code: SINGLE) Zola Care/of (offer code: THISISWHY)

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    This week we talk about how get over fears that are holding you back from dating. We all get scared over crazy things real & imagined! Angela talks about going through her grandma's love letters and Laura talks about feeling like a traitor hanging out with a friend's ex and her new boyfriend. In dating news we discuss Tinder's new choose your own adventure series & tips for proposing an open relationship. Then we answer your listener questions including a listener who is afraid of being a spinster and another who doesn’t know who to swipe right on. This week's episode is brought to you by: BioClarity (offer code: SINGLE) ThirdLove Rothys

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    Recovering from a breakup is hard so this week we welcome Lindsay Meck, the co-founder of Onward, a Post-Breakup Concierge Service. She gives tips and tricks of how to get over a breakup and what she's learned from working with people who are moving on. Also on the lineup we talk about what’s new in dating news: signs you’re not ready to date after a breakup & whether or not its ok to ask your S.O. to delete pics of their ex. Then we answer your listener questions, including a listener grappling with staying friends with their ex and another listener who has questions about pet-sharing with an ex. This week's episode is brought to you by: Bombas (bombas.com/single) Aurate (offer code: SINGLE) MyLola (offer code: SINGLE30)

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    This week we talk about how to keep your independence and identity in a new relationship. In dating news Facebook is officially a dating platform now & how much money the average American spends on dating. Then we answer your listener questions including one listener who is worried she’s made her boyfriend her entire world and another who has been dating a guy for a year who won’t call her his girlfriend. Angela has too many vibrators and Laura learned Nic could step up to the plate when she needed him to in the hospital. This week's episode is brought to you by: Your Super (offer code: SINGLE) SquareSpace (offer code: SINGLE) TalkSpace (offer code: SINGLE)

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    This week we talk about the difference between a bad boy and a dirt bag. In dating news we discuss how Venmo is causing relationship drama & the most important things to have in common with your S.O. according to one matchmaker. Then we answer your listener questions including one listener who found out she was the sidechick and another who found out the guy she is seeing is super homophobic. Angela struggles to find a way to show her appreciation to Ian and Laura has a snub in her triple double date plans. This week's episode is brought to you by: Care / Of (promocode: ThisIsWhy) FabFitFun (promocode: ThisIsWhy) BioClarity (promocode: Single)

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    This week we welcome Political Editor at Large at Harpers Bazaar and author Jennifer Wright, who wrote the new book, "We Came First: Romantic Advice From Women Who Have Been There." We talk about what we can learn from the iconic women in her book like Marilyn Monroe, Cleopatra, Josephine Baker and more. In dating news we discuss why the dating app Match is bringing dating coaches on board & how searching the word "lesbian" in Google no longer brings up just porn. Then we answer your listener questions including one listener who is ready to swear off men forever and another struggling with dating a workaholic. This week's episode is brought to you by: Squarespace (promo code: Single) Rothys (promo code: Single) ThirdLove (promo code: Single)

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    Laura's husband Nic Rad guests co-hosts this week (thanks to popular demand and requests from our listeners!) to talk all about romance after baby and how to keep the flame alive! In dating news we discuss the difference between men and women friendships & why saying you want a “drama-free” partner is problematic. Then we answer your listener questions including one listener who’s weirded out her boyfriend’s ex has befriended her on Instagram and a married man writes in with his backward 2 cents on marriage. This week's episode is brought to you by Talkspace, Lola, and Your Super!

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    On this week's episode we discuss whether it's worth it to move for a better dating pool. In dating news we discuss the places with the most singles & the best and worst cities for dating. Then we answer your listener questions including one listener who is considering moving to find a better pool of people to date and another who wants to know if it’s smart to start a relationship off long distance. Angela asks Laura for her advice about a fight with Ian involving her spacing out during a conversation about the Amazon and Laura reveals she had a similar situation with Nic! This week's episode is brought to you by Bombas, Squarespace, and Away!

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    This week we welcome comedic actress and the creator/playwright of the Off-Broadway show #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment, Robyn Lynne Norris. We learn what happened when she created a bunch of fake online dating profiles as an experiment and what stats she discovered about online dating during her research. In dating news a writer gets creative trolling scammers on Tinder & a man hacks Tinder and tricks men into thinking they're talking to a hot woman when they're really chatting with another dude. Then we answer your listener questions including a listener tired of having weird encounters on dating apps and another listener who wants the guy she’s seeing to delete his apps. This week's episode is brought to you by FabFitFun, BioClarity, and Zola!

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    This week we talk about never settling and how to know if you're settling (it can be different for different people!). In dating news a woman writes a viral essay about calling off her wedding & we discuss whether certain wedding traditions have a place in 2019. Then we answer your listener questions including a listener who is letting her insecurities dictate who she dates and another listener who is stuck in a relationship that is not making her happy. Angela is worried she'll be murdered when Ian isn't home and Laura talks about an old couple she became obsessed with on vacation. This week's episode is brought to you by Squarespace and Care Of!

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    We welcome Keith Malley and Chemda from the podcast Keith and the Girl to talk all about dating after a divorce (which they're both doing!). Keith tells us what happened when his dad started flirting with his ex wife and Chemda tells us how she found out her ex was cheating on her and how she found happiness after getting out of a toxic marriage. We discuss how soon to date after a divorce, when to tell people you're divorced, how to meet people and more. In dating news we discuss how to increase your response rate on dating apps & 14 tips for dating after divorce. Then we answer your listener questions including a listener who hasn’t dated in 18 years and another listener deciding if she should take back her cheating husband. This week's episode is brought to you by Talkspace, ThirdLove, and Scentbird!

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    Saying "I love you" can be a huge deal in a relationship. We discuss when to say it and how to say it this week and what it means if your partner wants to wait. In dating news we talk about why one girl’s breakup ruined her love of Harry Potter & a why a 107-year-old woman thinks staying single is the key to longevity. Then we answer your listener questions including two listeners struggling over how to have that "I love you" conversation. Angela discusses why she's obsessed with Fleabag and Laura talks about how getting sick affected her relationship. This week's episode is brought to you by Beauty by Design, Lola, Scentbird, and Squarespace!

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    This week we talk all about engagement etiquette - how soon can you get engaged after a bff? Do you have to ask a friend to be in your wedding if they asked you? Who can post first? In dating news a woman sells her engagement ring on Facebook & we try out a 7 day love challenge. Then we answer your listener questions including one listener whose engagement plans got overshadowed and another whose crappy ex fiance is crawling back. Angela can't believe no one cried happy tears when she bought her wedding dress and Laura is back from the hospital and lives to tell the tale! This week's episode is brought to you by BruMate, BioClairty, and FabFitFun!