The Dating Up Podcast

On the Dating Up Podcast, hosts Becky Sampson and Jeff Snider talk to real people about real issues. Guests include experts in the fields of online dating, relationships, security, and a vast array of other topics relevant to people in the online dating world. Check out to see the Dating Up difference.
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Jan 27, 2016
Suzie the Single Dating Diva: Making Dating Fun Again

In this episode, host Becky Sampson talks with Suzie of about everything under the sun related to dating.

Suzie is the founder of Single Dating Diva, an award winning blog about being single that lets you in on the lessons she has learned along the way from her extensive dating experience. Her feature “Ask Single Dating Diva” is extremely popular with her thousands of readers and she receives questions daily from those needing help with their dating life. You can also find her on the Sex Love Chat Podcast and #SexLoveChat on Wednesday nights discussing everything from sex to dating to relationships. She appears frequently on various radio and television programs, as well as several online seminars, as a dating expert.

Be sure to follow Suzie on Twitter.

Jan 20, 2016
Marla Martenson: Real-Life Cupid will get you Primed for Love

In this episode, host Becky Sampson sits down with Marla Martenson, a professional matchmaker and "real-life cupid" out of Los Angeles.

Becky and Marla talk about Marla's experience as a matchmaker and her advice to those looking for love.

Marla is a frequent guest on TV shows: The Today show, WGN Chicago, San Diego Living, Coast to Coast AM, Urban Rush, Better TV. She is also the author of five books and a speaker at events around the world.

You can follow Marla on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Jan 13, 2016
Miss Solomon from The real truth about dating

In this episode, host Becky Sampson talks with Miss Solomon of

The Dating Truth is an advice website dedicated to teaching the skills of dating and attraction to single men and women. Helping singles find love in their lives. Honest advice about dating, love, sex and relationships. Founded by Miss Solomon in 2009, The Dating Truth is a popular dating blog for single professionals looking for love.

You can follow Miss Solomon on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Jan 6, 2016
Kimberly Seltzer: How to Dress to Impress

Host Becky Sampson talks with Kimberly Seltzer, a therapist, image expert, and dating coach based in Los Angeles. They discuss confidence, flirting, dating, being yourself, and a host of other topics. Kimberly is fun, happy, and energetic. You can follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

BIO: Kimberly Seltzer, owner of Elite Image Makeovers, is a Therapist, Image Expert and Dating Coach based in Los Angeles. She utilizes the unique combined use of therapy, in-field date coaching, NLP and styling to help people with their confidence and dating life. Kimberly helps women and men update and discover their dating image through wardrobe consultation and assistance in purchasing clothes that fit each body type. She has developed her own personalized wing gal approach with clients doing in-field work with men and women working on body language, first impressions, image and messaging and how it impacts attraction. She has enjoyed opportunities on the radio, tv and on the web. Kimberly enjoys speaking and giving seminars such as being the keynote speaker for Neutrogena, National Matchmaking Conferences, eHarmony, The Great Love Debate and iDate. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post,, and YourTango and is featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Fox News Magazine and Yahoo Shine.

Dec 30, 2015
Carole Brody Fleet: Life, Loss, & Love

In this episode, host Becky Sampson talks to Carole Brody Fleet, a best-selling author, instructor, and motivational speaker. Carole is an expert in grief, loss, and adversity recovery, and in this episode, she tells her story and how she got to where she is. She is inspirational, entertaining, and fascinating, and we hope you enjoy this interview.

BIO: Carole Brody Fleet is the multi-award winning author of the #1 ranked new release in its genre,“When Bad Things Happen to Good Women…” (Viva Editions, January, 2016). She is also the author of “Happily EVEN After... "(Viva Editions); winner of the prestigious Books for a Better Life Award, one of the top national awards in publishing; as well as the critically praised, national bestseller, "Widows Wear Stilettos..." (New Horizon Press). Carole is additionally the author and executive producer of the best selling spoken-word CD, entitled, "Widows Wear Stilettos: What Now?"

You can follow Carole on Twitter or on Facebook.

Dec 23, 2015
Gerald Rogers: The Marriage Advice I Wish I Would've Had

Host Becky Sampson talks with Gerald Rogers. Gerald went viral in 2013 when, after his divorce from his wife of 16 years, he posted on Facebook, "MARRIAGE ADVICE I WISH I WOULD HAVE HAD." It included 20 points of advice for husbands, most of which are applicable to wives also.

Gerald is a bestselling author, transformational leader, speaker, and coach who has trained thousands of individuals how to discover their purpose, step into their power, and live with passion.

His commitment is to leading and inspiring individuals to AWAKEN to their Divine Authentic Power and to EMPOWER them to Live BIG.

You can find Gerald on Facebook at or on Twitter at

Dec 16, 2015
Michelle Jacoby: DC Matchmaker shares Secrets for Dating Success

Michelle Jacoby is the owner of DC Matchmaking, a "discreet upscale matchmaking company for attractive, successful, commitment-minded singles in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia."

Michelle's motivations in starting her matchmaking company were similar to the motivations behind Dating Up: too much frustration with traditional dating.

Host Becky Sampson talks to Michelle about how she got into matchmaking and a ton a interesting insights about dating in general.

Visit Michelle's website at or follow her on Twitter at @DCMatchmaking.

Dec 9, 2015
Jonathon Aslay: Understanding Men Now

Jonathon Aslay is a dating expert who uses his knowledge of the male brain to assist women in "finding that seemingly elusive man with whom they can have both compatibility and passion."

In this episode, Becky takes a peek into Jonathon's area of expertise and has an interesting, entertaining discussion about dating. You are sure to enjoy this episode.

Learn more about Jonathon Aslay at his website:

Follow Jonathon on Twitter at @jonathonaslay


Dec 2, 2015
Carolyn Moor: Get Ready for Chapter Two: Love After Widowhood

In episode 6, host Becky Sampson talks to Carolyn Moor, executive director and founder of Modern Widows Club, "a nonprofit leading a movement to enable and empower widows to become mentors, leaders, advocates, and builders of local communities."

About our guest: Carolyn Moor is leading a movement to liberate and empower women in widowhood; to become mentors, leaders, advocates & build communities to give back and therefore make a positive difference in society. She is the founder, executive director, and visionary behind the nonprofit Modern Widows Club, as well as a recognized consultant and expert who has mentored thousands of widows.

Carolyn has been featured in a number of television, online, and print publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, the Oprah Winfrey Show, TLC, and NPR.

Please enjoy this in-depth interview with a fascinating, inspiring woman.

Follow Carolyn Moor on Twitter at, or visit her website at

Nov 25, 2015
Laura Belcuore of GirlsAskGuys: Curious Minds Want to Know is a digital community closing the gap between genders by bringing them together to help each other. Girls and guys of varied backgrounds discuss a wide array of lifestyle issues ranging from dating and relationships to fashion and health, by sharing their experiences and opinions to help the opposite sex understand their own.

In this episode, Becky talks to Laura Belcuore, part of the team at GirlsAskGuys, about all the things guys and girls are afraid to ask each other.

Nov 18, 2015
Ashlee Birk: Standing Strong After Infidelity & Murder

Ashlee Birk was living her dream life until the night she says she "went through a death and a divorce in the same moment." After her husband Emmett was murdered, she found out that the murderer was the husband of Emmett's secret mistress.

Host Becky Sampson talks to Ashlee about her experience, including many of the moments when she could have chosen to fall apart, but instead she chose to stand.

Ashlee's story is inspirational to everyone who has dealt with adversity and faced the temptation to just throw in the towel and give up. Her resilience and hope can inspire each of us.

For more about Ashlee, please visit her website at You can also follow her on social media:






Nov 11, 2015
Melani Robinson:

Episode 3 is the second half of a lengthy interview with Melani Robinson, a writer/blogger and online dating from New York City. Melani is engaging and funny and has a ton of practical advice for people looking to maximize their online dating experience.

Melani can be found online at (note that there is no "e" in Melani).

Nov 4, 2015
Melani Robinson: Part 1: One Year of Online Dating at 50

Episode 2 is the first half of a lengthy interview with Melani Robinson, a writer/blogger and online dating from New York City. Melani is engaging and funny and has a ton of practical advice for people looking to maximize their online dating experience.

Melani can be found online at (note that there is no "e" in Melani).

Oct 22, 2015
Dating Up founder Tracy Peart: Tracy's Story: How Dating Up came to be

In our first episode, host Jeff Snider sits down with Tracy Peart, whose vision and life experiences led to the creation of Dating Up. Tracy is a widow whose husband died in a car accident when she was 38 years old with four children at home. Listen to find out how that experience and her ensuing venture into the world of online dating led her to think, "There must be a better way to do this."

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