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29 minutes | Jun 26, 2022
How To Spot A Guy Who’s Just Telling You What You Want To Hear
J&J are back with another Sunday Special, and this week the emailer asks if she’s being too chill in dating. They start out with a conversation about how “chill” is perceived by men and women and what the right level of chill is. The listener submits screenshots where a guy she went on one date with slides into her DMs to ask her out again, explaining that he didn’t think she was interested initially. Is she playing things too cool and not showing enough interest? Or is he just saying what she wants to hear? Plus, they talk about how to spot guys who give convenient answers.
80 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
How To Block Someone In An Empowering Way
On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start with a follow up discussion about why a guy might not want to date someone with a TikTok following and an update on Jared’s feelings about being single. The first emailer writes in about how she and her boyfriend are doing great except for one thing: he’s never said “I love you.” Do actions really speak louder than words? Is it a bad idea to get engaged without him saying those 3 words first? The Awkward Sexual Encounter feels like an episode of Below Deck. Later, a hotline caller asks what guys think when you block them. J&J finish the episode with a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about holding hands, post-sex hygiene, backpacks.
44 minutes | Jun 19, 2022
Should You Pre-Qualify Your First Dates?
It’s Faux Pas Sunday on the pod, and Jared and Jordana are starting out with a U Up-Date from the infamous Poof from our episode on 5/22. The emailer writes in asking how to deal with guys who quickly set the expectation that they’re just looking for a hookup. How much should she go with the flow? Is she too worried about wasting her time? Plus, they give the listener some mirror mantras to repeat for her next date.
90 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
Can You Wait TOO Long To Have Sex?
On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start with a talk about the official vocal coach of the U Up? Podcast, a proposal at one of Jared’s recent shows, and why you should listen to the pod with your S.O. The first email comes from a male listener who isn’t sure if the girl he’s dating is attracted to him because they’ve been on many dates, but they haven’t gotten physical yet. What happens if they aren’t sexually compatible after all this lead up? The Awkward Sexual Encounter is a real eye-opener. Later, an emailer asks if her idea to hand out flirty business cards is dumb or genius. Will she come off as confident or desperate? J&J finish the episode with a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about elevators, name mix ups, and restaurant tips. Thanks again to our presenting sponsor, Faux Pas! Get ready for the event of the summer. Purchase your tickets for the U Up? Live Tour by visiting betches.co/uuplive
36 minutes | Jun 12, 2022
Should I Call Out A Vibe Shift In My Relationship?
J&J are back with another Sunday Special, and this week they start things off with a conversation about Flo-Rida and all things Australia. The email is a deal reveal from a guy who tried to get vulnerable after feeling a shift in the relationship with a girl he’s been seeing for a couple of months. Did he blow it by bringing it up or was the relationship already doomed? Plus, they talk about how important someone’s response to vulnerability is.
82 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
What’s More Important, Chemistry Or Connection?
On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start with a conversation about post-MDW energy in New York and bad bar behavior. The first emailer asks whether chemistry or connection is more important in dating. How much can you really tell from a first kiss? The Awkward Sexual Encounter is a warning for any laser hair removal enthusiasts. Later, a listener writes in about her boyfriend’s unenthusiastic reaction to her new work opportunities. Does he really want a partner who’s home all the time or is he jealous of her success? J&J finish the episode with a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker, presented by Faux Pas canned cocktails, all about disappearing dates, unsolicited advice, and going barefoot in the airport. Thanks again to our presenting sponsor, Faux Pas! Get ready for the event of the summer. Purchase your tickets for the U Up? Live Tour by visiting betches.co/uuplive
35 minutes | Jun 5, 2022
Vague Questions Get Vague Answers
Jordana and Jared are back with another Sunday Special, and this week they start out with a listener jingle and a conversation about the impact of American Idol. The emailer submits screenshots from a guy she’s been on one date a year with since 2020. Should she believe him when he says they’re on the same page now after he ignored her initial reveal? J&J give their takes on what she could have done differently and how social media plays a role here. Plus, they discuss birthday dinners and hook up regrets.
76 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
How To Do A Mini Reveal
On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start out with a recap of Jared’s time at a chili cookoff and the correct pronunciation of Nevada. The first emailer writes in after a guy she went on five dates with seemed spooked after she pointed out that it was, in fact, their fifth date. Are fifth dates really that big of a deal? The Awkward Sexual Encounter involves a missing pair of underwear. Later, a listener asks if she should give her boyfriend a vacation hall pass. Will they regret not having more sexual experiences before they settle down? Finally, J&J play a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about ball scratching, happy hour, and elaborate jokes.
27 minutes | May 29, 2022
How Should I Interpret Confusing Communication From My Ex?
On this week’s Sunday Special, Jared and Jordana are shedding light on some cringey post-breakup behavior. A listener writes in about how her ex-boyfriend broke up with her and then came back into her life with a bottle of expensive shampoo. Now they’re broken up again, and she received a note from him addressed to her dog along with a box of dog toys. Jared reads the note in his best dog owner voice, and they try to understand what his goal is here. Plus, they discuss the right way to get back together.
90 minutes | May 25, 2022
What’s The Right Answer To “How Are You Still Single?”
On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start out with a chat about Jared’s upcoming Ted Talk and our new segment for the live tour called “Set U Up?”. The first emailer asks how she’s supposed to respond when dates ask “how are you still single?” Jared explains why guys ask this question, and Jordana shares her past anxiety about it. The Awkward Sexual Encounter involves a very confused sister. Later, a listener writes in about how her TikTok following is ruining her dating life. Is there a way to explain this part of her life to guys without turning them off? Or are male TikTokers her only options? J&J finish the episode with a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about crying, comfort water bottles, and ice cream eating methods.
46 minutes | May 22, 2022
How Do I Stop Comparing Myself To My Boyfriend’s Ex?
Jared and Jordana are back with another Sunday Special, and this week they’re answering an email from a listener whose boyfriend drunkenly told his friends he was relieved that she wasn’t as hot as his ex. After looking up his ex on Instagram, she started feeling insecure, and her boyfriend didn’t help by overcompensating. Can their relationship move past this? Is he ready to be in a new relationship in the first place? Plus, Jared gives a definitive ranking of the Kardashian family.
78 minutes | May 18, 2022
Is The Saying “When You Know You Know” Actually True?
On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start out with a discussion of the best day of the year for a birthday and how the internet can be a fickle friend. They read a follow up from the listener who wrote in on May 8th, 2022 about Tony the contractor which leads to a discussion about women making the first move. The Awkward Sexual Encounter involves a wet pair of trousers. Later, an emailer asks if she did herself a disservice by throwing out her old pros and cons lists about her current relationship. Is needing to make a pros and cons list in the first place a bad sign? J&J finish the episode with a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about peeing after sex, customer service voices, and sharing medical records. U Up? Live Tickets: Head to https://uuplive.betches.com/ to get your tickets before they sell out!
33 minutes | May 15, 2022
Is This A Red Flag Or Am I The As*hole?
J&J are back with a Sunday Special, and they start out with a chat about the summer dating season. Next they listen to two new listener jingles which leads to a conversation on how “Les Miserables” is a f*ckboy story. Later they introduce a new segment called The People’s Courtship where Judge J&J will decide who is wrong in a dating situation. This week a listener called the hotline to ask if it was weird for a guy to bring her “grocery store flowers” on a first date. Plus, they talk about how judgmental is too judgmental when it comes to dating.
92 minutes | May 11, 2022
When Does A White Lie Become A Regular Lie? Ft. Rebel Wilson
On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start out with a conversation about how to keep dating momentum going while you're traveling for work. The first emailer asks about the difference between taking things slow and getting strung along. The Awkward Sexual Encounter involves a condom balloon. Another emailer asks how much white lies matter after her boyfriend lied to her about going to a strip club. Later, Jared and Jordana are joined by U Up? With Benefits subscriber Rebel Wilson to talk about her dating life and her new movie “Senior Year.” They finish the episode with a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about wedding etiquette and recycled playlists.
32 minutes | May 8, 2022
How To Take The Hint After Shooting Your Shot
On this week’s Sunday Special, Jared and Jordana are breaking down the texts between a listener and her almost contractor to decide whether or not he’s interested in her. Should she shoot her shot one more time or is a "k" text the kiss of death? Later, J&J introduce a new segment called Rate My Date where they review creative date ideas submitted by listeners. This week’s submission is a triple date straight out of a fever dream.
87 minutes | May 4, 2022
Dating Before & After College
Jared and Jordana are back with a very special episode recorded from the Pizza Hut struggle bus in Athens, GA. The first emailer asks how to deal with her boyfriend’s controlling mother. Should she take out her nose ring to please her? Is the nose ring really the issue here to begin with? The Awkward Sexual Encounter features a pet octopus. In the next segment presented by Pizza Hut, J&J answer a listener voicemail from the Hut-Line to solve some college dating struggles. The caller asks how she should address moving from college to the real world in her relationship. Is it better to leave the college bubble single? They finish the episode with a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about cult leaders, ear wax, and pet tarantulas. Thanks again to our presenting sponsor! Whenever you’re riding the Struggle Bus, order Pizza Hut for carryout or delivery at pizzahut.com
51 minutes | May 1, 2022
“The Ultimatum” Review
J&J are back with another Sunday Special, and this week they’re reviewing Netflix’s newest dating show “The Ultimatum.” They break down why they think each person is actually on the show and how fear of commitment and fear of loneliness come into play. Later, Jared and Jordana explore why marriage isn’t as enticing for men as it is for women and whether or not any of these people are old enough to get married anyway. Plus, they play two new U Up? Jingles submitted by listeners. U Up? Live Tickets: Head to https://uuplive.betches.com/ to get your tickets before they sell out!
88 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
How To Weed People Out On The First Date
On this week’s episode, Jared and Jordana start out with a recap of Jordana’s trip to Dallas and a discussion about how Jared’s feeling now that he’s a year out from his breakup. The first emailer writes in about how she always has a good time on first dates, and it leaves her (and her dates) feeling confused about whether or not they have a connection. Can you be too good at first dates? The Awkward Sexual Encounter is a steamy bar bathroom encounter. Later, a listener asks if she should finally meet up with a guy she’s been texting since November 2020. Is it possible for the connection to live up to her expectations? J&J finish the episode with a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about Ohio, dating app openers, and homemade bidets. U Up? Live Tickets: Head to https://uuplive.betches.com/ to get your tickets before they sell out! (Use presale code BETCHES when checking out to get them before everyone else)
36 minutes | Apr 24, 2022
You Can’t Hack The Dating Apps
Jared and Jordana are back with another Sunday Special, and this week, they answer an email from a guy who has been disappointed by his recent dating experiences. He says he’s looking for a relationship, so where are all the women supposedly looking for commitment? Is he just coming in too hot with what he’s looking for? J&J show him how he’s going about this the wrong way. Plus, they explain how to show you’re looking for a relationship instead of telling. U Up? Live Tickets: Head to https://uuplive.betches.com/ to get your tickets before they sell out!
92 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
The Key To A Better Dating Life Is Your Life Outside Of Dating
IRL Spring is officially here, and Jared and Jordana start this week’s episode with a recap of Jordana’s move and a very exciting U Up? Live announcement. Jordana does a dramatic reading of a text a listener sent to our hotline instead of sending to their ex, and Jared helps to analyze it. The first emailer asks how to not get too excited about every dating prospect when she feels like she doesn’t have many options. The Awkward Sexual Encounter is a “wrong hole” situation. Later, a listener asks what she should do about her boyfriend not being supportive of her desire to drink less. Is this a sign that they’re just not the match? Finally they play a round of Red Flag or Deal Breaker about sales calls, honeymoon crashers, and Chipotle orders. U Up? Live Tickets: Head to https://uuplive.betches.com/ to get your tickets before they sell out! (Use presale code BETCHES when checking out to get them before everyone else)
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