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5 relationship podcasts for dating, love, and sex advice

It doesn’t matter if you’re single, dating or getting over someone, these podcasts will be your constant companion. 

Relationships come in a package—of hell, lot of love, happiness, and its share of problems. From being able to walk up to your crush and ask them out and be vulnerable enough to express yourself, to sorting a disagreement with your partner—at every stage of a relationship there are questions and situations that you need answers to. Yes, you can turn to your friends and discuss and get an instant solution, but how often can you or would you want to do it? For times when you need a bit of introspection and want to look inwards for answers, you can turn to some of these podcasts that talk about relationships and everything that comes along with it. 

Love Aaj Kal with Aastha and Ankit


This podcast sees the two hosts decode sex, dating and relationships—the ecstasy, anger, grief and everything in between that it brings. ‘Love Aaj Kal’ is as heartfelt as it gets as the two friends speak about their experiences and lessons in a relatable manner. Some of the interesting topics that they cover include: ‘when’s the right time to say I love you’, or ‘making a dating app profile that stands out from the rest’. This half-hour-long weekly podcast is available on Spotify. 

Where Should We Begin


A Spotify original, this podcast is a huge hit among listeners owing to its unique format. Hosted by celebrity psychotherapist and bestselling author Esther Perel, ’Where Should We Begin’ allows you to eavesdrop on another couple's (hypothetical) counselling session. These recorded conversations are touched up with Perel giving her expert opinion via commentary. Right from infidelity to open relationships, the podcast covers a host of diverse topics that strike a chord with varied demographic including  LGBTQ+, biracial and blended families. The episodes are typically about 50-minute-long, while shorter ’Ester Calling‘ clips are less than 15 minutes.

The Bounce Back Podcast With Laura Yates


To be honest, break-ups suck. And dealing with them is never easy. You are at your lowest, and feel that your world is ending and there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. Enter Laura Yates. Each of her episodes speak straight to the heart as they touch upon the stories of those who have gone through a break-up and worked towards making them a better version of themselves to bounce back in style. If you are looking for a podcast that is as motivational as it is heartfelt, ‘The Bounce Back Podcast with Laura Yates’, with its many interviews, interesting anecdotes and insight is the one to pick. 

Queer Relationships, Queer Joy


This is a podcast that’s curated to change perceptions about LGBTQ+ relationships by celebrating the beauty within queer partnerships. The podcast is hosted by two mental health professionals: queer-certified sex therapist Keely Helmick and Melisa De Seguirant, a marriage and family therapist. Topics range from incredibly honest queer dating advice, to ethical hierarchy for non-monogamous relationships, all within a framework that de-centers cis-gender, heterosexual, monogamous relationships.

Dear Sugars


If you think there’s no one out there in the world to tell you right from wrong and offer you advice, then worry not, for this podcast is like the warm and fuzzy hug you need. Hosted by the author of Wild, Cheryl Strayed, and the author of Candyfreak, Steve Almond, this is the place to find the answers to all your dating conundrums. Want to know how to finally gather the courage to speak to your crush or how to deal with your first fight in a relationship; this podcast has all the right answers.