Rank #1: S2E10: Extreme Love
How do you build a relationship with someone who saved your life? In the final episode of Season 2, Meredith Goldstein shares stories of love that flowered in moments of stress and danger. Her sister, Brette, confesses to a trick she once used to woo someone on a roller coaster. Plus, Meredith brings Erin into the studio to reflect on what she learned this season as the Love Letters guinea pig. Email us at email@example.com.
Rank #2: S2E9: Benchwarming
If you’re dating, it’s a thing you hear a lot: A good way to meet someone is to take a class or join a social activity. Like playing on a co-ed volleyball team. Taking a sourdough bread-making class. Signing up for pottery. But does it work? In Episode 9, Meredith Goldstein looks at whether activities, classes, and clubs can lead you to love. Plus, something good happens to Erin. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rank #3: S2E8: Carpe Diem (or Matt Dorfman)
To find a partner, sometimes you’ve just gotta grab the moment. This is something Meredith Goldstein knows all too well. Because that guy she liked in college? Matt Dorfman? Well, she missed her chance. In Episode 8, Meredith explores bravery and regret, and she tells the story of one British photographer who did act on her romantic impulse. Email us at email@example.com.
Rank #4: S2E7: Going for Broke
Meeting someone takes work, time, and commitment. It can also take money. Sometimes a lot. In Episode 7, Meredith Goldstein explores what we spend on dating and why. She talks to Lindsey Stanberry, of Refinery29’s “Money Diaries,” and tells the story of a woman who spent serious money on a professional matchmaker. Plus, Erin makes a cameo on The Science of Happiness podcast. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rank #5: S2E6: Beware the Fairy Tales
Everybody wants a meet-cute story. It’s like we’ve all watched so many rom-coms that anything less feels like a letdown. But what does a meet-cute truly mean to a relationship? Meredith Goldstein explores this question by revisiting the story of how her parents met. Also in the episode, Meredith tires quickly of swiping, but Erin does not -- and gets rewarded. Email us at email@example.com.
Rank #6: S2E5: A Spark in the Darkness
Trust. Intimacy. Affection. They’re all key ingredients to a healthy romantic relationship. But what happens when pain, trauma, and memory get in the way? In Episode Five, Meredith Goldstein explores the unique challenges of trying to find love and connection after a difficult past. Also, Erin has a promising date and Meredith starts swiping for the first time in her life. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rank #7: S2E4: What Fresh Hell Is This?
Dating can feel like a second full-time job. You feel like you have to constantly check the apps, update your profiles, and swipe on new faces, lest you miss out on something. And that’s all before you actually go on any dates. In this episode, Meredith Goldstein looks at the epidemic of dating fatigue. She talks to comedian Lane Moore, the brains behind the show “Tinder Live” and the author of “How To Be Alone,” and hits the bar with Erin, the woman Love Letters is following all season. Email us at email@example.com.
Rank #8: S2E3: Single? Live Here!
Does where you live affect your dating life? Would it be easier to find a partner if you lived in another city? Meredith Goldstein investigates these oft-asked questions through conversations with three people who have lived and dated in multiple zip codes. Plus, Meredith checks in with Erin, the single woman whose dating life Love Letters is chronicling all season. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rank #9: S2E2: Take It Up with H.R.
Meredith Goldstein tells the story of one of the riskier work crushes she’s come across. Because, really, what’s riskier than falling in love with H.R.? Meredith also explores the complexities of dating in the workplace in the #MeToo era, and she talks do’s and don’t’s with an employment lawyer who’s seen and heard it all. Email us at email@example.com.
Rank #10: S2E1: ‘He Doesn’t Look Odious’
In the first episode of the new season, Meredith Goldstein asks: Whatever happened to the good old-fashioned set-up? She talks to two friends with starkly different views on whether set-ups are worthwhile, and she visits a salon that offers far more than haircuts. Plus, Meredith introduces Erin, a 44-year-old single woman whose dating life Love Letters will be chronicling all season. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.