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Ask a Matchmaker is your weekly go-to podcast for all things love and relationships. Hosted by fourth generation matchmaker and founder of Agape Match, Maria Avgitidis, Ask a Matchmaker gives you no-nonsense insight into dating, relationships, compatibility, and love. Maria and her weekly special guest answer questions to help you venture through the jungle that is modern love. Whether you're looking for someone or you're happily taken, Maria will keep you inspired to keep going down the pat ...
 
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Swiped Out Podcast

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Swiped Out Podcast

Madison Summers, Savannah Leslie

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A dating podcast for singles, couples, and anyone in a "situationship" in between. Madison and Savannah, two twenty-somethings navigating their way through life and love, get candid by sharing their own personal dating experiences as well as bringing on exciting guests from friends to relationship experts. Tune in for "oh no nos," "meet cutes," and even some live first dates! Only on Swiped Out.
 
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It’s another edition of the Matchmaker Maria Hotline! If you want to ask Maria a question on an upcoming episode, make sure you’re following her on Instagram to know when the hotline will open up next… http://instagram.com/matchmakermaria Follow Agape Match on Instagram at http://instagram.com/agapematch Follow the podcast on Instagram at http://in…
 
Happy New Year! You’ve probably taken some time to ask yourself what you want to accomplish or change in 2022. Great! This episode, we’re giving you some tips and tricks to help you achieve your goals and stay on track this year, all in a fun way! Joining Maria is Charly Lester! Charly Lester is one of the world’s leading dating industry experts. S…
 
It’s another edition of the Matchmaker Maria Hotline! If you want to ask Maria a question on an upcoming episode, make sure you’re following her on Instagram to know when the hotline will open up next… http://instagram.com/matchmakermaria On this week’s episode… I’m 23 and having a hard time with online dating. What should I do? I’ve been dating a …
 
This week, Maria speaks with Atoosa Rubenstein. Atoosa Rubenstein is the author of Atoosa Unedited, an at-times confronting, at-times healing weekly letter on Substack where she models authenticity, self-love and acceptance for her readers. The former Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen Magazine and Founder/Editor-in-Chief of CosmoGIRL! In 1998, Rubenstei…
 
This week, we open up the Ask a Matchmaker Hotline and talk to YOU about YOUR dating questions. Care to ask Maria a question for the next one? Be sure to follow her on Instagram to find out when the hotline will be open again. This week… I’m feeling fatigued and defeated. What should I do? I’ve been dating “by the book” and I’m not sure about a guy…
 
This week, Maria’s husband, George, is once again on the podcast. This week, the two talk about the fun that was had during Maria’s birthday weekend, the new upcoming Agape Intensive on the road and a continuation of the conversation that’s been going on since last week’s episode: dating outside your religion and culture. Share your name and email …
 
It’s another edition of the Matchmaker Hotline! You’ve got questions, and Maria has answers! If you want to talk to Maria on an upcoming episode, be sure to follow her on Instagram to find out when the hotline will open again! http://instagram.com/matchmakermaria In today’s hotline... He says he wants to find a way to date, but he’s seeing someone …
 
This week, Maria is talking to singer and songwriter Evangelia! She grew up commuting between her grandmother’s small farm on the Greek island of Crete and her parents’ home in New Jersey. Two completely different music worlds, both of which influenced her style. Her music blends modern pop music with sounds from her Greek roots, contemporary club …
 
You have questions and Maria has answers! It’s another edition of the Ask a Matchmaker Hotline, where you can directly ask Matchmaker Maria your questions. (If you want to call on a future episode, be sure to follow her on Instagram to know when the hotline will be open next) This week, we talk about... It’s the holidays! How to handle dating in yo…
 
Every year, Match’s Singles in America study shows how the latest trends are shaping what it means to fly solo. In this bonus episode, the Agape Match team gives their analysis on this year’s study. In the study, Match revealed that singles are redefining the new sexy. Spoiler alert: Physical attraction is no longer enough. From social movements to…
 
What if you could make friends with your anxiety? What if you could learn to leverage your anxiety to be a gift? We look at anxiety as such a bad thing, but so often our anxiety is trying to tell us something. Learning how to harness that can be a game changer. This week’s conversation could help you change your life. Dr. Wendy A. Suzuki is a Profe…
 
It’s another edition of the Ask a Matchmaker hotline! This week, it’s all about getting back out into the dating world. Maria will explain how to build your own “spider web network” to meet new people. Also, she’ll explain what “the hoephase” is and how you can have one, even if you’re a virgin. Want to join an upcoming Agape Intensive? 2022 dates …
 
This week’s episode combines two of Maria’s favorite things: love and true crime with author and her friend Jennifer Wright! Jennifer Wright is the author of numerous pop history books, including “Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues” and the “Heroes That Fought Them.” Her new book, “She Kills Me: True Tales of History's Deadliest Women,” is now …
 
We’re answering YOUR questions again this week! If you have a question you’d like to personally ask Maria, be sure to follow her on Insta to know when the hotline will open up next! @MatchmakerMaria This week, we’re talking about… How do I know if someone is stringing me along? How do I trust my gut? Am I being ghosted by someone? How do I not move…
 
This week, Maria welcomes international best-selling author, speaker and intuitive life coach Melissa Lyons to the podcast! Melissa helps people learn to calm the busy and often overwhelmed thoughts that race through their minds. Melissa has an uncanny ability to help people find clarity amidst chaos and she shows them how to get what they want. Qu…
 
We’re answering YOUR questions again this week! If you have a question you’d like to personally ask Maria, be sure to follow her on Insta to know when the hotline will open up next! @MatchmakerMaria This week, we talk about… How do I find confidence in my body and myself when going out on a date? Should I move to a new city to find men that meet my…
 
#67 - How to Filter Potential Matches with OkCupid’s Melissa Hobley This week, we’re talking about how to filter out potential matches on dating websites. How do you make sure the people you meet are on the same page as you and live in the same reality as you? This week, we’re talking with Melissa Hobley. She’s the Global Chief Marketing Officer of…
 
It’s another Hotline Edition of the podcast! If YOU would like to ask Maria a question on an upcoming episode, make sure to follow her on Instagram to know when the hotline will be open next! Follow her at @matchmakermaria This week… How do you find someone that can fly me in a private jet? How to ask a potential partner their relationship history?…
 
In today’s episode, I am speaking with Rachel DeAlto. Rachel DeAlto is a relationship expert, coach, media personality, and speaker. Rachel has appeared as a relationship expert on Lifetime’s Married at First Sight and TLC’s Kate+Date. Rachel has also been featured on a multitude of media outlets including The TODAY Show, Access Hollywood Live, and…
 
Welcome to September! A period of renewal… and productive energy. If there were ever a time to kick off dating.. It’s now. It’s also time for Season 2 of the Ask a Matchmaker podcast! This week we’re kicking off our new feature, the Ask a Matchmaker Hotline! Matchmaker Maria is here to answer your dating and relationship questions. If you have a qu…
 
While Maria takes a few weeks off, we’re revisiting some of her favorite episodes! The new season of the podcast starts in September! Long distance relationships are brought up every week on Ask a Matchmaker on Instagram. This week, we dig deep into the topic with The King and Queen of Long Distance, Maria and her husband, George! They met in Bosto…
 
From difficult endings come new beginnings. Well, that's a wrap on season 2 - can you believe how fast it's flown by? Madison and Savannah sit down to recap the past 13 episodes and share some exciting life changes including big moves to new places and of course, our dating updates. What does the future hold for Swiped Out? Listen in to find out an…
 
While Maria takes a few weeks off, we’re revisiting some of her favorite episodes! The new season of the podcast starts in September! This week, Maria is joined by Rayna Greenberg and Ashley Hesseltine, the co-hosts of Girls Gotta Eat podcast! Girls Gotta Eat is a comedy podcast about dating, sex and relationships. Listen to Girls Gotta Eat on Appl…
 
Maria is taking a few weeks off. Before we start our new season in September, we’re looking back at some of her favorite episodes! He’s been answering dating and relationship questions for years on the JTrain podcast! Now he’s our special guest this week to answer YOUR questions… it’s Jared Freid! Jared Freid is a comedian based out of New York Cit…
 
Meet Sabrina. Self-proclaimed podcast queen and host of Pretty Sure Podcast, a show catering to millennials who are still figuring out life (aka pretty much everyone). Sabrina gets candid about being "long-term single." Tune in for dating stories from her adventures in Paris plus, Sabrina's advice for finding true happiness from within.Check out Sa…
 
While Maria is taking a few weeks off, we’re revisiting some of her favorite episodes! Season 2 starts in September! It feels like narcissism has taken a bigger role in society in the last few years. What might start off as charming and great can quickly turn negative and unhealthy. How do we make sure we don’t get caught up with someone who is a n…
 
While Maria is on a few weeks break, we’re revisiting some of her favorite episodes from season 1! Season 2 starts in September! One of our goals on Ask a Matchmaker is to have real, authentic conversations about all things related to love and relationships. Cut through the BS and talk about things that really matter. This week is no exception. We’…
 
Erika Ettin is the founder of A Little Nudge, and is considered a top online dating coach in the U.S. Erika sits down with Sav and Mads to discuss her approach to helping clients get more from their dating app experience. The secret? It's all in the numbers! Erika uses her Economics background to help others and lives by the philosophy that if you …
 
A few weeks ago, Maria received a closure letter that moved her to tears. It was for a relationship in 2018, but the letter’s author wrote it so she could be able to heal and allow love into her life today. Maria decided to invite the woman who wrote the letter onto this week’s podcast to talk about healing and moving on in life. Enroll in the next…
 
It’s been an amazing year on the podcast! Thank you so much for listening and thank you for your support! This fall, we’ll be starting season 2. And with season 2, we’re starting something new… The Ask a Matchmaker Hotline! You will be able to call in and ask Maria about anything! On the spot advice just for you! Those calls will be on upcoming epi…
 
This week, Maria is talking about one of the most unique dating apps on the internet right now, Snack, with its founder Kim Kaplan! Kim Kaplan was one of the earliest employees at Plenty of Fish. She led product marketing and revenue on the executive team that eventually sold PoF to Match Group for $575 million in 2015. After a two year hiatus afte…
 
Motivational speaker and dating coach, Kevin Nahai visits the pod to talk about the three Rs to look for in potential partners, Attachment Styles, his personal journey to becoming a motivational speaker, the "Mustard Theory," and once you've found your person...what comes next? Want to work with Kevin? Check him out at kevinnahai.com and follow him…
 
Personality tests have been around for many years. Sometimes they’re used for fun, sometimes your employer might want you to take them to help with your career. This week, we talk about personality tests with Erin Baute and how they can help you in love and dating! AND Maria takes one on the podcast! Erin has been studying and working in the field …
 
This week, Maria welcomes author Nancy Jo Sales. Nancy Jo Sales is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist who has written for Vanity Fair and Harpar’s Bazaar among others. Sales famously exposed Hollywood’s “Bling Ring," a group of teens who broke into the homes of celebrities like Paris Hilton and Orlando Bloom, stealing …
 
Madison and Savannah sit down with the UK's top Celebrity Dating Expert and Coach, James Preece, to discuss dating differences between Americans and Brits, coaching men vs. women, and the biggest mistakes clients tend to make in their relationship habits. Tune in to hear James review Madison's dating profile plus one of our lucky listeners! Check o…
 
Arguments happen in relationships. That’s just a fact. But we’re not really taught how to handle it when we start dating. There is no rule book on how to handle the situation! This week, Maria chats with Monica Berg on how to handle arguments and disagreements with your partner in a healthy way! Monica Berg is a spiritual thought leader and author …
 
This week, Maria is so excited to welcome Marlo Thomas! Marlo Thomas is an actress, a producer, an author, a philanthropist and a social activist. In fact, she's in the OG group of feminist icons. Having starred in the sitcom “That Girl” in the 60s, she is the prototype to the "single girl in the city" sitcoms that have been in production ever sinc…
 
We sit down with makeup artist extraordinaire, Danielle Waugh to hear all about her dating adventures in New York City. Danielle shares her thoughts on dating in your 20s vs. 30s, feminine vs. masculine energy, finding love again after heartbreak, and why financial abundance means nothing if you're not emotionally fulfilled in your relationship. Sh…
 
This week, we’re talking about love on a different level. Maria talks so much about her belief in manifestation. Is it possible to call in your soulmate? Do we really HAVE soulmates in our lives? We’re going deep into the soul with physic medium, Michelle Clare. In a span of 11 years, Michelle had had 3 near death experiences. The second one was a …
 
This week on the podcast, Maria talks to the co-hosts of the Shooters Gotta Shoot podcast, Erica Spera and Molly DeMellier. NCAA athletes Erica Spera and Molly DeMellier have always taken shots on and off the court. They know how to get what they want, except when it comes to men. Recently, dating has become harder to navigate with Erica getting di…
 
Author Jenna Langbaum sits down with us to discuss her writing debut, Me in Search of You; a relatable read for any Millennial who knows the pain of swiping in a seemingly never-ending cycle of bad first dates. We talk about all the odd drink choices past dates have ordered (also stew in July!?), psychic cab drivers, FaceTime dates, and if digital …
 
This week, Maria is so excited to welcome Dr. Helen Fisher to the podcast to answer your dating and relationship questions! Fisher has written several books about the evolution and future of human sex, love, marriage, gender differences in the brain, how your personality style shapes who you are and who you love, and more. Her books include Anatomy…
 
While we spend much of our time on the podcast talking about finding love, what do you do once that happens? How do you protect yourself and your family when you decide to say “I do!” to one another? It’s time to talk about the big D… divorce. This week’s guest is Certified Family Law Specialist Kelly Chang Rickert, better known online as Lawyer Ke…
 
This week Maria welcomes your new gay best friend, Matthew Anchel, to help with your dating and relationship questions! Maria and Matthew tackle body image in dating as well as some unique insight into dating from around the world. Follow Matthew on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthewanchel/ Visit Matthew's website: https://www.matthewanch…
 
Mads and Sav sit down with Meagan Brown (aka Meagan Thee Therapist) whose mental health page on Instagram @thecounselingbarllc focuses on self care, mental health, and #realtalk for women. Meagan shares with us her personal journey of becoming a mental health counselor, some common misconceptions surrounding therapy, and how to spot and identify Na…
 
This week, Jenna Langbaum joins us to discuss her new book, “Me in Seach of You”, which is a collection of stories inspired by her dating life as well as others through prose. “Me in Search of You” is the kind of book you’re going to stop after every story and reflect on your own dating experiences. It is available where all books are sold. Jenna L…
 
It’s easy to sit on our phone, scroll through social media and feel the fear of missing out, or FOMO. Everything looks amazing! Why aren’t I doing that? Why don’t I have that in my life? When it comes to dating, it’s easy to not make a decision or commitment when there are so many options available. It’s the fear of better options, or FOBO. But how…
 
Mads is joined by her friend and co-host for the day, Sydney Callands from Grow With It podcast, to chat with the one and only Drew McClain, aka the Manhattan Medium. Drew is a psychic-medium who uses his gifts to connect clients with loved ones who have passed on and provide insight into what their futures have in store, especially when it comes t…
 
Long distance relationships are brought up every week on Ask a Matchmaker on Instagram. This week, we dig deep into the topic with The King and Queen of Long Distance, Maria and her husband, George! They met in Boston while George was living up there and Maria was still in New York City. For the next SIX YEARS (!!), they dated, got married and had …
 
We’re so excited to have her back! In episode 2, we welcomed Fotini Iconomopoulos to talk about negotiating in every part of your life, including your relationship! This week, she’s back to talk about new upcoming book “Say Less, Get More” and share some tactics in negotiating in your job, your relationship and every part of your life! e! Nicknamed…
 
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