The Love Drive with Shaun Galanos
All You Need To Know About Dating with Damona Hoffman

All You Need To Know About Dating with Damona Hoffman

August 9, 2022

Our guest is dating and love coach Damona Hoffman, who's been coaching people for over 15 years on online and offline dating.

In this episode, Shaun and Damona share their best online dating practices, what to ask on a first date, and how to best screen for people who are a good match.

Shaun and Damona answer some rapid-fire questions, including What are guys looking for during the first date? Who pays for the first date? What to do if he's a nine but follows 1000s of Instagram models?

What you'll learn (or why you should care):

  • Does sex on the first date change things? 
  • Why guys who have dogs in their dating profiles get more matches
  • How to make long-distance relationships work

Where to find Damona

Damona on Instagram

Listen to Damona's podcast 

 

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Are all the ”good ones” taken?

Are all the ”good ones” taken?

August 2, 2022

A little pep talk on finding great people to love and that no, all the good ones aren't taken (and you should be careful about that belief - confirmation bias is a doozy!)

All About Emotional Availability: A New Course

All About Emotional Availability: A New Course

July 29, 2022

I'm excited to re-launch (and teach) one of my most popular courses: The Emotional Availability Course - Open up to Love

 

www.feelyouremotions.com

 
This course is for you if you want to:
✨ Become more emotionally available to those that matter
✨ Recognize emotional availability in others
✨ Experience more intimacy in your current relationship
✨ Learn to sit with and process emotional discomfort
✨ Turn towards intimacy with an open heart
✨ Learn to open up slowly to people who are safe and loving
 
You'll walk away with:
✨ Seven Ways to Identify Emotionally Available People
✨ How to Avoid Shutting Down When It Gets Too Intense
✨ Three Techniques to Release Emotional Anxiety and Fear
✨ How to Talk About Your Feelings With Courage (even if you're not sure what you're feeling)
✨ The Importance of Holding Space for Your Loved Ones
✨ The Four Types of Unavailability Preventing You From Finding Love
 
You'll get:
✨ 5 hours of live training with me
✨ All sessions recorded with English captions
✨ All your questions answered (through live recorded Q&A and written questions)
✨ Lifetime access to the session videos (download them after the course is over)
✨ Lifetime access to my private Facebook group
✨ Downloadable PDF of all techniques and scripts
✨ A 100% money-back guarantee if you're not happy with the course
 
 
We'll meet over four weeks starting August 11. All sessions are 90 minutes in length and recorded if you can't attend live.
 
Thursdays, August 11, 18, 25, and September 1 at noon PST / 3 PM EST / 7 PM GMT
 
Sign up before August 5 and get $50 USD off the course price and free access to the Simple Relationship Communication webinar ($77 value).
 
This month-long course starts on August 11. $247 before August 5, $297 after.
 
If this course resonates with you, I hope you join us.
 
Having Hotter Sex with Yana Tallon-Hicks

Having Hotter Sex with Yana Tallon-Hicks

July 19, 2022

Today's guest is Yana Tallon-Hicks, a past podcast guest on how to be an ethical hookup, ethical slut, sex writer, therapist, and author of ‘Hot and Unbothered: how to think about, talk about, talk about, and have the sex you really want.’

In this episode, Shaun and Yana talk about sex, shame in receiving feedback from our partner(s), and trying new things more than once.

Shaun and Yana take listeners' questions all about sex, answering doubts such as, Will vibrators desensitize my clitoris? How to be more comfortable with my body? How to squirt, deal with premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction, and more!

What you'll learn (or why you should care):

  • How to find new sex activities to try with yourself and your partner
  • Porn and its role in sex education
  • Why blowjobs are hard to give

The Yes/No/Maybe List

Where to find Yana

Yana on Instagram

Yana’s website 

Order Yana's new book - Hot and Unbothered.

 

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The Dangers of Instagram Therapy with Seerut Chawla

The Dangers of Instagram Therapy with Seerut Chawla

July 12, 2022

Seerut K. Chawla, an integratic psychotherapist discusses about the dangers of cancel culture and of “Instagram therapy”. 

In this episode, Seerut and Shaun talk about the problems with dating in the modern world, why older men date younger women and the idea of being a forever-student.

 

What you'll learn (or why you should care):

  • How consistency and hard work trump talent and the fallacy of the "overnight success"
  • How to deal with short bouts of depression
  • How to speak to yourself more kindly, while staying accountable

 

Where to find Seerut:

Seerut on Instagram

Seerut’s webiste

Seerut on Twitter

 

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Does having sex early ruin the relationship?

Does having sex early ruin the relationship?

July 5, 2022

Welcome to The Love Drive Helpline, where I answer questions you submit via voicemail.

Leave your question here: https://bit.ly/lovedrivehelpline

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Today's question comes from Stephanie. [edited for brevity's sake]

 

"I just recently met a guy on Saturday. We met and had an instant connection, hung out all day, and ended up having sex. Do you think that that screws up the beginning of a relationship? "

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Leave your question here: https://bit.ly/lovedrivehelpline

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Conflict Resolution with Lane Allison

Conflict Resolution with Lane Allison

May 31, 2022

Couples coach Lane Allison talks about conflict resolution, relationships and intimacy in this episode. She explains different approaches for how to resolve conflicts with your partner(s). 

Shaun and Lane open up about previous relationships, cheating, and choosing between taking breaks or breaking up.

 

What you'll learn (or why you should care):

  • Practical techniques for de-escalating conflicts with your partner(s)
  • What to do if you think you are being cheated on
  • How to keep a long-distance relationship healthy and fun

 

Where to find Ilana:

Lane on Instagram

Lane on Tik Tok

Book a session

 

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Answering Your Dating Questions with Ilana Dunn

Answering Your Dating Questions with Ilana Dunn

May 17, 2022

Ilana Dunn, the host of ‘Seeing Other People’ podcast, talks about modern dating, her experiences, and advice. She answers dating questions, from getting to know new people to understand when a relationship has come to an end.

Shaun and Ilana discuss deal breakers in relationships, how to not overthink being single, and share past dating experiences

 

What you'll learn (or why you should care):

  • How to be friends with your ex and date other people
  • Where to find dates outside of apps and how to approach people you are interested in
  • Reasonable expectations when you start dating

 

Where to find Ilana:

Ilana’s “Seeing other people” podcast on Spotify and Apple

Her podcast on Instagram

Ilana on Instagram 

Ilana on Tik Tok

 

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Helpline: My boyfriend is on dating apps

Helpline: My boyfriend is on dating apps

March 1, 2022

Welcome to The Love Drive Helpline, where I answer questions you submit via voicemail.

Leave your question here: https://bit.ly/lovedrivehelpline

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Today's question comes from Ivy. [edited for brevity's sake]

 

"I caught my partner of two years on dating apps and meeting up with other women. Can somebody who habitually lies ever truly change your opinion and what they might have to do to make that change fully?"

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Helpline: How do I tell people I’m HIV+?

Helpline: How do I tell people I’m HIV+?

February 8, 2022

Welcome to The Love Drive Helpline, where I answer questions you submit via voicemail.

Leave your question here: https://bit.ly/lovedrivehelpline

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Today's question comes from Sam. [edited for brevity's sake]

 

"I am HIV-positive, and I've been on treatment and undetectable for several years. I'm just starting to date new guys again, and I'm having a really difficult time with the disclosure conversation. I'm not public with my status, and there's a lot of stigmas out there for HIV. So these conversations just make me really nervous. Do you have any advice or tips on having tough conversations like this?"

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