Dating is supposed to be fun…So why, in 2018, do so many of us think of it as a necessary evil? Enter You Do You, the new podcast from Eligible Magazine that wants you to enjoy your love life.
On You Do You, co-hosts Kaley Ames and Sarah Sahagian discuss the most topical dating issues of the day with a humane and hilarious touch. From monogamy to how to handle a first date in The Age of Tinder, they’ll tackle every topic on the modern dater’s mind. Each episode offers strategies and advice for how to get the most out of your love life without becoming disillusioned. Instead, Kaley and Sarah want to help you remain optimistic!
The podcast’s warm and conversational style makes it feel like you’re having brunch with two of your most supportive friends. The reason for this is Kaley and Sarah actually are close friends IRL. After meeting several years ago in graduate school, the two formed a bond based on a shared love of feminism, fabulous TV shows, and Hollywood gossip. Both live and love in Toronto, where they frequently get together for brunch, movies, and parties. Like many friends, Kaley and Sarah also spend a significant amount of time talking about their love lives…
Sarah is currently engaged, while Kaley has recently started dating again after a self-imposed hiatus. Both women bring their wealth of experience and unique perspectives to every episode. It was the desire to share said experiences that inspired them to start You Do You in the first place. Says Kaley, “The conversation surrounding dating right now is so deeply negative. Everyone is wary, cynical, and scared. Sarah and I want people to feel optimistic about life and its prospects, but with a healthy dose of reality, too.”
For Sarah, You Do You is the culmination of years of work. “I’ve spent a lot of my career writing about dating and relationships for websites, newspapers, and magazines. I love the topic of love. Dating norms teach us so much about social norms, gender roles, and even technology…How and why we date is an endlessly fascinating topic to me. I spend so much time thinking about it with friends like Kaley that she and I thought, ‘Hell, let’s record our conversations. Let’s try to help other people work through these issues, too!’
Like an older sister or a best friend who always replies to your texts, You Do You wants to be there for you in your time of need. Explains Kaley, “I wish I had You Do You when I was in the my early twenties and started dating. This is the advice I would have given myself. It’s all of my cumulative dating experience and my friends’ cumulative dating experiences, and it’s all wrapped into one funny, optimistic conversation.”
If you would like to check out You Do You, it’s available now on itunes and SoundCloud. Until December 26th, Sarah and Kaley will personally donate $1 to Planned Parenthood for every new rating and review they receive on itunes. That means checking out the pod is a great way to empower yourself – and others, too.