What is love? Honestly, who the hell knows, but we sure have been trying to figure it out through dating shows like “Love Island,” “Are You the One?” The Bachelor” and “Love is Blind” to name a few. This podcast will examine the different formulas and theories pop culture dating shows seem to think are the recipe for finding your soulmate.
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Love vs relationships with relationship therapist Anita Chlipala
Should one person love the other person more in a relationship? Can attraction grow? Is love blind? These are just a few of the questions Zoe and I address in the context of the viral sensation "Love is Blind."
Is sex distracting from personal growth? What's the difference between romance, emotional connection and physical connection? How do you define "genuine connection?" Shivani Banfal is back for another unpacking session. This time, of the viral sensation "Too Hot to Handle."
Is love different with each partner? How rational is falling for someone? Does having a type hurt you more than help you? These are just a few of the questions Noah and I address as superfans of Love Island.
We break down Christiane Amanpour's "Sex and Love Around the World." Some of the questions we tackle: How impactful are your parents' expression of love to you as a child on your love life? How pivotal is women's decreasing financial reliance on men in the dating world? How important do you consider the physical aspect of a relationship? Is it a crucial part of how we define and experience love?
What's the difference between validation and visibility? Is it a sacrifice if it's for the one you love? Was MTV's "Next" our first look at dating app culture? Two years ago, I had the opportunity to guest on Ilyssa Meraki's "Weirdly Specific Podcast." Now, I'm honored to have her guest on mine...and she somehow convinced me that timing actually matters when it comes to love.
Is the best model for a dating show the one where it isn't meant to be a dating show? How does love differ in Japanese culture vs US culture? What are the pros and cons of having cast members isolated from society vs fully integrated while filming? Do the five love languages exist for Japanese daters? This episode compares and contrasts American relationship norms with Japanese relationship norms.
If an algorithm can tell you who your perfect match is, should you abide by it? How might an entirely sexually fluid cast change the dating show dynamics? At what point do you lose the chance at being more than friends? These are just a few topics Suzie and I explore in the context of MTV's Season 8 of "Are You the One?"
In this episode, I rave on about Love Island and the questions it poses with respect to how we think about love. I highlight similarities and differences between the show and other shows as far as the various assertions each are essentially making about love. There will be more Love Island-dedicated episodes with guests in the future, but I felt that given my obsession with the show, it was only right that I start the conversation solo, first.
How are love and marriage different? Why do marriages fail? How have relationship dynamics changed over the years? These are just a few of the questions Divorce Lawyer Debra DiMaggio and I tackle in this week's episode. Debra has been a practicing Divorce Lawyer for over 30 years, and she has even represented some dating show participants!
Does age matter? Is timing everything? Are soulmates a thing? Which dating shows have the best formula for finding true love? These are just some of the questions we address in today's episode of LIDS with relationship therapist, founder of relationship counseling practice, Relationship Reality 312 and author of "First Comes Us: The Busy Couple's Guide to Lasting Love," Anita Chlipala. If you've ever wanted a peek into what relationship therapy could look like, as a single person or a partnered person, this conversation is a gold mine of answers. Anita can be found on instagram @Anitaonlove, on Twitter @Anitaonlove or via her website, www.relationshipreality312
Which is worse- emotional or physical cheating? How does your upbringing and culture influence your approach to love? What are the similarities and differences in fan culture surrounding sports vs dating shows? These are just a few questions I tackle with special guests and Temptation Island stans, Barflaan Tedoe and Meredith Minkow
How can we search for something we can’t define? Does the language we speak limit our ability to find love by providing finite ways of defining it? Are different cultures looking for different types of love? Which country's dating show is getting it right? Dr. Jason Riggle is an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago, the director of the Chicago Language Modeling Lab, and the Resident Dean of The Max Palevsky Residential Commons. In this episode, Jason takes me on a tour of the language surrounding love and how that informs the way we express our feels. Let's just say my world was rocked during this interview.