Podcast host Hoffman is a dating coach. courtesy Stitcher

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This carefully curated list of podcast episodes is sure to not disappoint, unlike first dates.

The day of love is finally upon us. Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t escape it. This week, I present to you a variety of podcasts that revolve around Valentine’s Day and everything that it involves, including dating and food. There’s something for everybody.

For the One Who Loves Valentine’s Day: “Dates & Mates with Damona Hoffman” offers advice for those trying to navigate the dating world online and IRL. The variety of guests and topics appeal to people in all stages of the dating process.

For the One Who Loves to Laugh at Love: “Why Won’t You Date Me with Nicole Byer” details the hilarious shenanigans of Nicole Byer’s love life. She invites plenty of guests on the show, including former romantic interests. The result is hilarious (and sometimes embarrassing) stories about love and dating.

For the One Who Hates Valentine’s Day: Instead of focusing on the sappy romantic parts of Valentine’s Day, listen to a true crime podcast instead! “The Valentine’s Day Mystery” an episode from “Dateline NBC” that aired originally in March 2010 is the perfect episode for true crime lovers who are trying to skip the corny rom-coms. In this episode, they explore the story of a doctor’s wife who was murdered on Valentine’s Day. Apparently the suspect was totally unexpected.

For the One Who Enjoys All Things Food: “Episode 8: Valentine’s Day — Chocolate, Aphrodisiacs, Cocktails & More” of the “Must Love of Food” podcast dives straight into a conversation centered around all types of Valentine’s Day treats. The hosts dive deep into the nitty-gritty of things, like what the best kind of chocolate is for baking. This episode is sure to delight any foodies.

For the One Who Likes “The Office”: “The Office Ladies” sit down with Andy Buckley to talk about the episode “Valentine’s Day” on “The Office!” Buckley discusses his career, as well as the behind-the-scenes of the episode. They concluded by talking about the best and worst Valentine’s gifts, which is a bonus if you’re shopping for that special someone.

For the One Who Likes to Read: Let’s be real, some of us plan to curl up on our couch reading a book instead of going out on a date with someone this weekend. In the episode “Queer Romances for Valentine’s Day” of “Reading Glasses,” hosts Mallory O’Meara and Brea Grant talk about a variety of books featuring queer love! The hosts bring different perspectives to the episode, as O’Meara is an author and Grant is an avid reader (especially of e-books). Plus, they mention “Carry On” (which if you haven’t read yet what are you doing with your life??).

For the One Who Is Sick of All the Dating Talk: “Immigrantly” has feature episodes about love, dating and more in all of their February 2022 episodes! They explore self-love, comedy, mental health and talk about all things relationships through the lens of life as an immigrant or the child of immigrants. As usual, these conversations are a delight to listen to, regardless of whether you are part of an immigrant family or not. The episodes are about so much more than dating, which is refreshing.

These podcasts are available on all streaming platforms. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Post Author: Hana Saad