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A podcast from The Independent focusing on everything to do with sexuality, relationships, identity and more. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/millenniallove.

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A podcast from The Independent focusing on everything to do with sexuality, relationships, identity and more. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/millenniallove.

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Smart, Fun, & Always Leaves Me Smiling

By Kyle131 - Oct 08 2019
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I love this podcast so much. Rachel and Olivia are amazing— so so smart, insightful, honest, and fun to listen to! It feels like talking to some of my best friends about boys and the trials and tribulations of millennial dating. As a longtime Singleton myself, it’s been so great to hear smart folks talk so candidly about their own experience. So glad it’s coming back!!! Thanks Rachel and Olivia for your honesty and joy! Sending love and good vibes from New Orleans

Very therapeutic

By fitphantom - Nov 02 2018
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Love this podcast! Its incredibly relateable to the modern struggles of dating in your 20s and 30s. Very therapeutic, upbeat, and entertaining.

iTunes Ratings

18 Ratings
Average Ratings
17
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Smart, Fun, & Always Leaves Me Smiling

By Kyle131 - Oct 08 2019
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I love this podcast so much. Rachel and Olivia are amazing— so so smart, insightful, honest, and fun to listen to! It feels like talking to some of my best friends about boys and the trials and tribulations of millennial dating. As a longtime Singleton myself, it’s been so great to hear smart folks talk so candidly about their own experience. So glad it’s coming back!!! Thanks Rachel and Olivia for your honesty and joy! Sending love and good vibes from New Orleans

Very therapeutic

By fitphantom - Nov 02 2018
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Love this podcast! Its incredibly relateable to the modern struggles of dating in your 20s and 30s. Very therapeutic, upbeat, and entertaining.
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Millennial Love

Latest release on Sep 25, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Emma Louise Connolly and Oliver Proudlock on Instagram in relationships

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Olivia is joined in the studio by fashion model Emma Louise Connolly and Made in Chelsea star Oliver Proudlock.


On the table for discussion is the use of Instagram in relationships. What do you share, when do you share it and, most importantly, who gets to post it?


The couple also reveal who messaged who first, with some surprising revelations in a Millennial Love exclusive!


As always you can keep up to date with everything to do with the show on Instagram @millennial_love. If you're a new listener please remember to subscribe and leave us a comment, preferably a nice one!

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Feb 28 2020

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Rank #2: #20 Dolly Alderton joins us to discuss dating in your 20s, female friendships and her new book

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This week on Millennial Love we are thrilled to be joined by former dating columnist, podcaster and author Dolly Alderton. As well as picking Dolly's brains about how she wrote her new book 'Everything I Know About Love', we discuss how to cope when your friends get into new relationships and you're suddenly less of a priority. It's a familiar struggle for many of us.


We also delve into our psyches and explore the idea of craving attention from the opposite sex whilst simultaneously fearing intimacy. How does it come about? And what can we do about the predicament?


Finally, Dolly explains how, after years of entertaining escapades with men, she's ultimately learned that she is enough.

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Feb 02 2018

51mins

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Rank #3: #52 How do you know when to walk away from someone?

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Whether you’re more into them or they're more into you, whether you’ve been seeing someone for a few weeks or have been together for years, knowing when to walk away from a relationship is incredibly difficult.


What if you end things then regret it? But what if you wait, eventually cut things off and then wish you’d done it earlier? It’s never easy.


This week on Millennial Love, we offer advice on how to know when is the right time to walk away from someone - while sharing our own experiences, naturally.


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Sep 21 2018

40mins

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Rank #4: #50 Breaking the stigma of being (perpetually) single

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It's our 50th episode! We can hardly believe it. What fun it's been.


To celebrate, this week we're talking about being single - perpetually so. Why is there such a stigma? Being single is great, and never having had a long-term relationship doesn't mean there's something wrong with you. As two longtime singletons, we're done with being made to feel bad for not having partners. Join us!


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Sep 07 2018

44mins

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Rank #5: #26 Period sex and sleeping with someone new for the first time

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This week the Millennial Love ladies are joined by sex educator, broadcaster and all round sexpert, Alix Fox for our sexiest episode yet.

First, we discuss the contentious issue of period sex. Why is it taboo? And is it actually more of an issue for men or women?

We also ponder the etiquette of sleeping with someone new for the first time, with Olivia, Rachel and Alix revealing what they do to prep if they think they might be out to get lucky. Is it better to go to their place or yours? Should you settle for less than awesome sex if it's the first time? There are so many issues to overthink.

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Mar 23 2018

40mins

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Rank #6: #32 Body positivity in dating and relationships with Megan Crabbe

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Feeling good about your body - whether you're single or in a relationship - has a huge impact on how you relate to other people. So this week we're thrilled to be joined by body positivity advocate Megan Crabbe, who is perhaps better known as her Instagram handle, @bodyposipanda.


Rachel and Livi share their own struggles with learning to love their bodies and how this has affected their dating escapades, and Megan shares her top tips for feeling happy in the skin you're in and embracing whatever shape or size you may be.


If you'd like to fill your Instagram feed with wonderfully empowering body positive accounts, here are some of our faves:

https://www.instagram.com/bodyposipanda/

https://www.instagram.com/aliceandpeanutbutter/

https://www.instagram.com/allisonkimmey/

https://www.instagram.com/mynameisjessamyn/

https://www.instagram.com/selfloveclubb/

https://www.instagram.com/laikenrichelle/


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May 04 2018

40mins

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Rank #7: #44 Female masturbation and the taboo surrounding it

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This week on Millennial Love we're joined by writer and activist Scarlett Curtis to discuss the taboo around female masturbation. Scarlett recently launched a campaign called #girlswanktoo which seeks to demystify female masturbation.


Why is it a gendered issue? Why is it important? And what can we do to break the stigma around it? We dive deep into all of this and more in this week's episode.


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Jul 27 2018

42mins

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Rank #8: #16 Millennial dating protocol and texting compatibility in relationships

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Dating someone new is a minefield - how often should you see each other? At what point should you invite them into your home? Should you do something different on every date? Joined by writer Jack May, we attempt to get to the bottom of all these issues this week on Millennial Love. We're also thinking about the importance of having compatible texting habits in a relationship and how communication changes depending on which messaging platform you use. Sliding into DMs is highly encouraged.

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Jan 05 2018

36mins

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Rank #9: Sacrifice in relationships

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This week Olivia is joined by TV presenter Grace Woodward and poet Charly Cox to discuss sacrifice in relationships.


What lengths do we go to for love? How much of ourselves should we compromise for another person? And what happens when we start changing core parts of our personalities and our appearances to suit their desires?


How marriage and childbirth are two of the biggest sacrifices women can make and how having an absent father can hugely impact the way we behave in relationships are also up for discussion.


You can follow Grace on Instagram here

https://www.instagram.com/gracewoodward/


You can follow Charly on Instagram here and her new poetry anthology, Validate Me, is available now.

https://www.instagram.com/charlycox1/

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Nov 29 2019

35mins

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Rank #10: #48 Crushes: The excitement and pain of fancying someone

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Contrary to what popular culture would have us believe, having a crush is not limited to our teenage years: it's exciting, it's annoying and it very much still happens as an adult.


This week on Millennial Love, Rachel and Olivia are joined by comedian, TV presenter and podcaster James Barr to discuss our crushes past and present (both human and of the plant variety). How can you tell someone has a crush on you? And what should you do when you're crushing on someone?


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Aug 24 2018

50mins

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Rank #11: Sexual grooming and manipulation with Lisa Taddeo and Sally Baker

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This week Olivia is joined by author and journalist Lisa Taddeo and senior therapist Sally Baker to discuss sexual grooming and manipulation.


The conversation focuses on Lisa's bestselling book, Three Women, which examined the sex and relationship lives of three very different American women, one of whom, Maggie, was exploited by her high school teacher. What was it about that relationship that became abusive and how common are stories such as Maggie's?


On a lighter note, we also discuss how Sex and the City impacted our own dating lives and the decisions we made in love.

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Nov 01 2019

24mins

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Rank #12: #12 How to know you've found 'the one' and which attachment style are you?

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This week on Millennial Love, we're joined by dating and relationships psychologist, Madeleine Mason. Did you know there are three main attachment styles? Madeleine explains what they are and we work out which category we fall into. We also discuss how we develop our attachment style and what we can do about them. As a relationship expert who got engaged after four months of dating by using her own techniques, Madeleine is in prime position to talk about how you find 'the one', if such a concept exists - we quiz her on her secrets.

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Dec 08 2017

34mins

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Rank #13: #3 Playing it cool, relationship expectations of millennials and polygamy

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This week on Millennial Love, we discuss why millennials are so obsessed with playing it cool while dating and are so afraid of showing vulnerability. We also ponder how society's expectations of your relationship status changes over your 20s, and we wonder: is monogamy over?

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Oct 05 2017

26mins

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Rank #14: #22 Is there ever a right time to lose your virginity?

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Losing your virginity is often heralded as one of the most seminal moments in a person’s life. But is it always such a big deal?


This week on Millennial Love we’re joined by journalist and author Radhika Sanghani to discuss some of the contentious issues surrounding ‘the first time’.


Is there ever a perfect time to lose it? And why is there so much pressure to do so, particularly in your teenage years?


We also share the virginity stories of some our brave and honest listeners – in addition to our own (gulp).

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Feb 23 2018

39mins

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Rank #15: #42 Love Island's Montana Brown reveals what really happens in the villa, from periods to alcohol

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Love Island has become a national talking point, but the hit reality series remains shrouded in mystery, leaving eager viewers wondering what really goes on behind the scenes in the Mallorcan villa. Do the women get bikini waxes? What's the audition process like? How much are contestants allowed to drink?


This week, we're joined by former contestant Montana Brown, who speaks candidly about her time in the villa, explaining everything from how many clothes the women pack to how they cope when they're on their periods.


Montana also addresses criticisms that some of the action is staged, revealing how involved the producers actually are with the goings on in the villa.


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Jul 13 2018

49mins

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Rank #16: #47 Why do we let the people we like treat us badly?

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This week on Millennial Love we're joined by the brilliant young poet, producer and mental health ambassador Charly Cox to try to get to the bottom of why we let the people we like treat us like rubbish.


From emotional abuse to simply not replying to messages, we're all guilty of putting up with poor behaviour from someone we fancy even though we know we deserve much better. So why are we like this and what can we do about it?


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Aug 17 2018

51mins

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Rank #17: How to have feminist sex, with Gina Martin and Flo Perry

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This week, Olivia is joined by activist Gina Martin and writer Flo Perry to discuss feminist sex.


What is feminist sex? And how does it differ from, well, regular sex? Olivia, Gina and Flo also discuss the importance of communication in the bedroom, why straight men don’t talk about sex in the same way as other people, and how our parents help to shape our love lives in unexpected ways.

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Nov 15 2019

34mins

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Rank #18: #2 The perfect man and woman, the worrying rise of sex robots and who should pay on a first datetitled Episode

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In the second episode of Millennial Love, we discuss Match.com’s study which has revealed the perfect man and woman, the worrying rise of sex robots and the divisive question of whether a man or a woman should pay on the first date.

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Sep 28 2017

21mins

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Rank #19: #35 Commitment-phobia and deal-breakers

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Did you know nearly half of Brits (46%) have unconscious issues with commitment? Whether you're single or in a relationship, fear of commitment is very common, as Rachel in particular knows all too well. This week on Millennial Love we reveal our own experiences with commitment-phobia, ponder whether the rise of dating apps is making the problem worse and suggest techniques for overcoming your fear of committing to a certain person, plans or relationship in general.

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May 25 2018

45mins

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Rank #20: #29 Jamie Laing talks unrequited love and reveals his dating past

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This week on Millennial Love we had an absolute ball with reality TV star, entrepreneur and podcaster Jamie Laing. Whilst spilling the beans on his relationships past - from first loves to dating regrets - Jamie offers some thought-provoking insight on the concept of unrequited love. Is there anything you can do to get over it?


Our other main discussion point this week is the oh-so-relatable arc of dating someone new, falling head over heels and getting smitten, then suddenly drawing back and wondering whether you're with the right person after all. Is it fear of commitment? Or hopeless romanticism?


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Apr 13 2018

52mins

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