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In this modern dating podcast presented by Betches Media, Jordana Abraham of Betches and Jared Freid discuss their take on modern dating issues ranging from apps to hook ups to relationships. What makes something a red flag versus a dealbreaker in the world we currently live in. They're here to help you not die alone.

In this modern dating podcast presented by Betches Media, Jordana Abraham of Betches and Jared Freid discuss their take on modern dating issues ranging from apps to hook ups to relationships. What makes something a red flag versus a dealbreaker in the world we currently live in. They're here to help you not die alone.
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In this modern dating podcast presented by Betches Media, Jordana Abraham of Betches and Jared Freid discuss their take on modern dating issues ranging from apps to hook ups to relationships. What makes something a red flag versus a dealbreaker in the world we currently live in. They're here to help you not die alone.

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Episodes

To Text or Not To Double Text

8/15/2018
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J and J are back. At 3:00, they take their first email about when to double text - if ever. Is sending five iMessages in a row the same as two texts? This segues into a general discussion about texting strategies. At 19:12, they take their Weird Sexual Encounter of the Week where a girl hooks up with a guy in her living room and subsequently locks her door. He ends up knocking on her roomie's door and it only gets weirder. At 28:11 they take their third email from a girl who is back on the...

Duration:00:59:36

Should I Swipe Right on Someone I Know IRL?

8/8/2018
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After a brief discussion of "k" texts, J squared agrees that "Kk" is polite while "k" is extremely aggressive. At 12:37 they take a letter from a listener who is unsure if he should continue small talk with a suitor on a date that's a week in advance. This leads to a more general discussion of scheduling dates and how to broach small talk around them. At 38:40, they take a letter from a female listener who finally decides to swipe right on someone she knows IRL. After seeing him in a group...

Duration:01:09:19

Can I Go Through My S/O's Texts?

8/1/2018
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J and J are back. At 3:11, they take an email about a boyfriend who has yet to post a picture of her on his Instagram. The thing is he posts A LOT. At 18:55 they take their Weird Sexual Encounter of the Week where a man wearing a retainer seems to misunderstand its role in sex. At 24:58, they take another email where a girlfriend goes through her boyfriend's texts and what she finds shakes her to the core. At 38:15 they take another letter from a listener whose friends' new guys went on...

Duration:00:58:06

Why Do Guys Stop Putting Effort Into Long Term Relationships? Ft. Hinge Founder Justin McLeod

7/25/2018
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Jared and Jordana talk about the general state of U Up? which is now recommended by some therapists. Jared tells the story of a good friend who is in a bit of an Insta situation. He thinks a girl might be into him but then she seemingly hid her Insta stories from him. At 24:22 they take a letter from a listener whose boyfriend is a lifelong friend. After a year of dating, however, he's not putting in any effort. At 38:22, they take a very literary Weird Sexual Encounter of the Week. At...

Duration:01:04:24

Why Do Guys Really Send Dick Pics?

7/18/2018
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J and J are back with an amazing 90 minute episode. At 4:40, a listener writes that she was “blindsided” by her boyfriend’s choice to end their relationship because he did not feel “needed." She asks what’s the right balance between being chill and needy? At 39:11, they take their Weird Sexual Encounter of the Week where a man asks if his girlfriend's strange sexual technique is a thing. At 48:30, a listener is perplexed about a guy who sent her a dick pic before they'd ever even dated....

Duration:01:17:58

Bonus: U Up? Live at the Comedy Cellar (10PM Show) Ft. Liza Treyger

7/13/2018
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J Squared is back with another bonus ep. from their epic night at the Comedy Cellar's Village Underground. The topic this time around: how to deal with the early period of dating. At 2:51, they take a letter from a very busy female listener, asking what to expect in terms of confirming dates. And what should you say in texts, anyway? "Looking forward to it," that's more for HR and "Kk" is gold. At 24:44, they play a round of Douche Detective where a girl gets a handwritten letter from a...

Duration:01:26:01

What's The Ideal Day of the Week for a First Date?

7/11/2018
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Everyone's favorite Js are back discussing early date activities. At 5:39, they take a letter from a listener asking about what's "too much" to ask for on a second date. Are there certain date activities you should hold off on until later in a relationship? At 21:48, Jared poses an interesting question: what's the ideal day of the week for a date? At 28:08, they take their Weird Sexual Encounter of the Week. A girl describes an encounter where during 69, her jaw gets stuck wide open,...

Duration:01:04:01

Do You Have To Break Up If They're Not The One?

7/4/2018
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The Js start things off fast this Independence Day. At 3:40, they take a letter from a girl who's 6'1" and think she falls high on the attraction scale. Are guys really intimidated by her height? This segues into a more general discussion about how to state what you want on the apps. At 18:25, they take a Weird Sexual Encounter of the Week where a female listener talks about a guy who leaves his undies on during the act. At 27:47, a guy writes in about dating a girl where things are going...

Duration:01:04:52

Bonus: U Up? Live at the Comedy Cellar Ft. Andi Dorfman

6/29/2018
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Don't miss this very special bonus episode of U Up? where Jared and Jordana take letters and play games in front of a sold-out crowd at NYC's legendary Comedy Cellar. Jordana starts things off with a story of being on a date when a homeless man asks if her and boyfriend of three months are together. He replies that she's his girlfriend. At 9:37, they take a letter from a listener who has been single for 5 years in the city and keeps getting stuck with noncommittal guys. Is her life just a...

Duration:01:08:36

Should You Tell Your Partner About A Time You “Almost” Cheated?

6/27/2018
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Jared and Jordana are buzzing after their sold-out live show. They talk about a Twitter thread by a girl describing the perfect behavior from the perfect first date. Is high-fiving your dog a likable gesture or a romantic fairy tale IRL? They discuss social media gestures at large like praising your significant other or mother in a post. The Weird Sexual Encounter of the week involves a man who starts masturbating out of nowhere. After they take a letter from a male listener who met a...

Duration:01:08:30

How Important Is It That Your Significant Other Likes Your Family?

6/20/2018
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Jared and Jordana deem guys who get into relationship mode too fast, "the male thirst trap." At 6:33, they take a letter from a listener on the topic who has dealt with guys who want to hold hands or kiss foreheads immediately. At 16:11, they receive their weird sexual encounter of the week - where a fajita-breathed man finishes himself off during a bathroom break while they're having sex. At 26:10, they take another letter from a listener, a girl who keeps letting her guy friends buy her...

Duration:01:01:50

Can You Start a Real Relationship From an Instagram Thirst Trap?

6/13/2018
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Jordana and Jared take a letter from a listener asking about Instagram thirst traps. Do they come off as desperate? Do they work? After, they debut a new segment: Weird Sexual Encounter of The Week where a guy describes a balloon situation that is truly bizarre. Another listener asks how to handle her ex of 5 years (who she's still close with) seemingly entering into a new, serious relationship. Another letter asks about proper blowjob etiquette. They wrap up on some games including Red...

Duration:01:02:48

When's The Right Time To Talk About Your Sexual History? Feat. Taylor Strecker

6/6/2018
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Jordana and Jared talk about the Dobler-Dahmer Theory from How I Met Your Mother. The theory states that a big romantic gesture is either creepy or amazing based on how into the person you are. This segues into a poem-letter a listener received that is decidedly Dahmer. After they take a letter from a listener who wants his fiance to do molly with him. She's not into it. They're then joined by Taylor Strecker of the Taste of Taylor podcast. They talk about lesbians, the sexual spectrum,...

Duration:01:01:39

Once a Cheater Always a Cheater?

5/30/2018
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Jordana and Jared talk Plan B, condoms and more in this particularly intimate episode. They take a letter from a listener who has been using the pull-out method and is having some issues. She breaks it to her partner that she’s not on BC. His reaction: priceless. Literally, he didn’t offer to pay the price for Plan B. A listener writes in wondering if he has to disclose that he’s cheated on a past girlfriend in a new relationship. In another letter, a listener’s boyfriend suspects her...

Duration:00:58:36

Is It OK to Ask How Many People They’ve Slept With? Feat. Andy Cohen

5/23/2018
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J and J talk about U Up? live shows (be sure to follow @uuppod on Instagram for updates and ticket info). They take a letter from a listener who had his heart broken using the apps in the NYC dating scene. He’s unsure how to regain his confidence without being an asshole. Another listener asks how you should answer the “How many people have you slept with?” question. Another person writes in dealing with a boyfriend who’s invited her to plenty of family events. She happily attends....

Duration:01:18:27

How Do You Handle The First Fart In a Relationship? (Ft. Jax Taylor)

5/16/2018
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Jared and Jordana take a letter from a listener asking about the right time to start posting pictures with a new partner. A listener asks how to get out of the block/unblock cycle with an old fling. Another listener asks how to handle "the first fart" milestone in a relationship. After Jax Taylor comes and discusses a variety of issues, including dating in the entertainment business. They also play a game of Red Flag or Dealbreaker, including "They tell their mother all about your sex life."

Duration:01:19:57

How Long Should I Put Up With a Guy Texting Me Without Asking Me Out?

5/9/2018
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Jar-dana get a letter from a listener who is the only single person in a friend group of couples. Another listener feels stuck in a pen pals situation. When does the texting stop and the real life action start? When should you quit texting back? Another letter asks when it's OK to re-follow your ex on social media. Don't miss some fire red flag or dealbreakers including their house is covered in Batman memorabilia and they sincerely insist their ex is worse than Hitler.

Duration:01:00:07

How Do You Extend a Vacation Hook-Up?

5/2/2018
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Jordana's returned from Coachella. jared's decided that the people who hate on Coachella have officially become more annoying than the people who go. After a tangent into how much Jordana loves tans (a lot, but only natural) a listener asks how to extend the vacation hook-up with a dude in Costa Rica. Can a fling be resurrected? Another listener (who calls J&J Jar-dana) is curious about the right time to explain their mental health history. They wrap up on some red flags or dealbreakers,...

Duration:01:08:24

What Do I Get a Guy For His Birthday If We've Only Been Dating a Month?

4/25/2018
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Jor and Jar start with a listener asking if it's a red flag that dudes always ask her for a pic over the apps. A girl in a new relationship asks for the protocol on her suitor of one's month's birthday - is that a gift or a dinner sitch? A pretty boy writes in to ask why his constantly complimented looks aren't translating to catching more fish in the sea. Finally, a listener writes in to ask about her roomie's new fling where her BF comes over and massages her feet - while all three of...

Duration:00:59:24

The Reason Guys Don’t Make Plans in Advance

4/18/2018
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Jor and Jar talk about scenes in different cities like comedy, music, and magic (are there magic open mics?). After they move on to the complications of hooking up with an ex, they take a letter from a listener who likes her new guy, but has serious qualms with his dog. Another listener asks about guys who have that "creepy Asian fetish." Finally, a woman writes in complaining about how a guy she’s dating can't seem to make the most basic of plans.

Duration:01:08:10