Ep. 13: It's Not You, It's Us.

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On the final episode of this season, our hosts Jaanam, Abbas and Surbhi go down memory lane of how it all began. How did the show age and what influence did it have on them individually? They discuss their favourite moments from each episode and reiterate all the lessons they learnt on the way along with the funny conversations. Listen to their banter one last time.

The Dating is Garbage theme song is sung and composed by Abhinav Singh @abhinavsingh27. If you like the show do spread the word, and also reach out to us on our Instagram page: @datingisgarbage 

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Ep. 12: Relationships and Mental Health

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On this episode, our hosts Jaanam Dewan and Abbas Momin talk about the role of mental health in a relationship with Zain Calcuttawala and Avanti Malhotra, the hosts of another show on IVM Podcasts called "Marbles Lost and Found". In this intense conversation, they cover various aspects of a relationship like compromising, cheating and being monogamous or polyamorous. Are these concepts a result of conditioning or could the definition differ from person to person? What is the difference between physical cheating and emotional cheating? How can one get rid of male chauvinist behavior? Tune into the episode to understand the complexities involved in a relationship.

Follow Zain Calcuttawala on Instagram @bullibainbridge

Tune into the first season of Marbles Lost and Found on @ivmpodcasts app.
https://ivmpodcasts.com/marbles-lost-and-found

The Dating is Garbage theme song is sung and composed by Abhinav Singh @abhinavsingh27

If you like the show do spread the word, and also reach out to us on our Instagram page: @datingisgarbage 

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

Ep. 11: The "Manly" Episode

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On this episode, Jaanam asks questions about dating to three IVM dudes - Karthik, Abbas and Darus, to know the male perspective. What are they attracted to when they swipe right? Is it only the looks or the other person's bio? Or is it some other traits altogether that decide their next move? What are the cringe-worthy bios they have come across? Have they had their best friend date their crush? What is their first message to a woman after swiping right? Tune into this open and honest chat right away, where it isn't all manly after all!

The 'Dating is Garbage' theme song is sung and composed by Abhinav Singh @abhinavsingh27 

If you like the show do spread the word, and also reach out to us on our instagram page: @datingisgarbage 

You can also reach out to us at IVM podcasts, we're @ivmpodcasts on twitter, instagram and facebook.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Ep. 10: Living in a Live-in

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On this episode, our hosts Jaanam, Abbas and Surbhi are in conversation with the Stand-up Comedian and Writer Kaavya Bector about the most controversial topic in India: LIVE-IN. What does it mean to take this leap of faith and start living together? How is it different than being married to someone? What are the anxieties that surround the uncertainty of a relationship? What are the responsibilities that partners share when they start living together? How can one create one's own space while also sharing it with someone? This episode is all about our hosts trying to understand what is it like to be on the other side as Kaavya shares her journey of living-in so far.

Follow Kaavya Bector on instagram @kaavya_bector


The 'Dating is Garbage' theme song is sung and composed by Abhinav Singh @abhinavsingh27 

If you like the show do spread the word, and also reach out to us on our instagram page: @datingisgarbage 

You can also reach out to us at IVM podcasts, we're @ivmpodcasts on twitter, instagram and facebook.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Ep. 09: I Do. Or Do I?

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On this episode, our hosts Jaanam, Abbas and Madhuri are in conversation with a co-founder and co-host of Books On Toast - Anuya Jakatdar about the greenest flag called 'marriage'. They look deep into the patriarchal institution of marriage, its conventional images and stereotypical beliefs. From body image to Mills and Boons romance, beauty saving the beast to kanya-daan, this episode is all about breaking the stereotypes. With new observations and what sounds like 'wisdom', the 'I do' turns into 'Do I give into all this? If not, what are the other beliefs I want to reinforce?"

Follow Anuya Jakatdar on instagram @anuyeah

The 'Dating is Garbage' theme song is sung and composed by Abhinav Singh @abhinavsingh27 

If you like the show do spread the word, and also reach out to us on our instagram page: @datingisgarbage 

You can also reach out to us at IVM podcasts, we're @ivmpodcasts on twitter, instagram and facebook.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Ep. 08: Dating Green Flags

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On this episode of Dating Is Garbage, our hosts Surbhi, Jaanam and Abbas are in conversation with the first couple invited to the show: Navin Noronha and Abhishek Tundel. They share how they met and what are the green flags in their relationship. Music, love for animals, sense of humour, good conversations, compatible sex, being pun-ny and many more green flags are waved through the conversation where dating doesn't look like a garbage for the first time!

Follow Navin Noronha on instagram @houseofnoronha
Follow Abhishek Tundel on instagram @abhisucco

The 'Dating is Garbage' theme song is sung and composed by Abhinav Singh @abhinavsingh27

If you like the show do spread the word, and also reach out to us on our instagram page: @datingisgarbage

You can also reach out to us at IVM podcasts, we're @ivmpodcasts on twitter, instagram and facebook.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Ep. 07: The New Terminology of Dating

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On this episode of Dating Is Garbage, our hosts Jaanam and Surbhi have a conversation on 'dating' and 'garbage' with the comedian Prashasti Singh. 'Situationship', 'Benching', 'Casual dating', 'Bread Crumbing', 'Ghosting'- the new dating terminology is discussed with ample examples to support the traits. How casual is casual? How dating applications have affected our behaviour? The shift from shaadi.com to tinder and swipe culture comes with its pros and cons, enlisted during the conversation. In the second half, Abbas and Prashasti throw their perspectives on what role does 'age' play in dating and how does it affect their family members?

Follow Prashasti Singh on instagram @prashastisingh.

The 'Dating is Garbage' theme song is sung and composed by Abhinav Singh @abhinavsingh27 

If you like the show do spread the word, and also reach out to us on our instagram page: @datingisgarbage 

You can also reach out to us at IVM podcasts, we're @ivmpodcasts on twitter, instagram and facebook.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Ep. 06: Unspoken Dating Rules

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On this episode of Dating Is garbage, our hosts Jaanam and Surbhi are on a spree with the guest who is well known as a spoken word enthusiast- Aranya Johar. They discuss three date rule where you go on at least three dates before deciding to get intimate. What kind of questions do you ask on first date? What would be the turn off in that first date? Their experiences of meeting narcissist dates, we-are-feminist-men dates, slut-shaming dates spill all over the conversation as Aranya points out the cues that lay open the misogyny and chauvinism. In the second half, they discuss how and when can one introduce a date to one's friends. This is a fun ride with three women telling you what are their unspoken rules before hitting it off!

Follow Aranya Johar on instagram @aranyajohar.

The 'Dating is Garbage' theme song is sung and composed by Abhinav Singh @abhinavsingh27 

If you like the show do spread the word, and also reach out to us on our instagram page: @datingisgarbage 

You can also reach out to us at IVM podcasts, we're @ivmpodcasts on twitter, instagram and facebook.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Ep. 05: Dating Zones

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On the fifth episode of Dating is Garbage, hosts Abbas, Jaanam and Surbhi are in conversation with the comedian Saurav Mehta about the types of dating zones. With a list of hilarious zones, we discuss how dates can be categorized as acquaintance zone, avoid zone, work zone, linked-in zone, bored zone, food zone and the list goes on with some secrets spilled here and there. In the second half, the conversation moves on to being friends (friend zoned?!) with your ex-es zone and how comfortable will we be with our partners being friends with their ex-es? Can we be friends after a break-up or is it a pretentious game we force ourselves to play? A discussion on zones never zones out!

Follow Saurav Mehta on instagram @sauravmehta90


The 'Dating is Garbage' theme song is sung and composed by Abhinav Singh @abhinavsingh27 

If you like the show do spread the word, and also reach out to us on our instagram page: @datingisgarbage 

You can also reach out to us at IVM podcasts, we're @ivmpodcasts on twitter, instagram and facebook.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Ep. 04: Dating Red Flags

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On this week's episode hosts Jaanam, Surbhi and Abbas are joined by writer, podcast producer & decibel destroyer Sharanya Subramanian. The 4 of us list down and discuss our dating red flags. What are the signs to look out for, do different people have different red flags? How much do the surroundings, place and state of mind play a role in identifying the red flags? We attempt to answer all this and more in a very in-depth and fun filled conversation.

Follow Sharanya on instagram on @sharutakespictures

The 'Dating is Garbage' theme song is sung and composed by Abhinav Singh @abhinavsingh27 

If you like the show do spread the word, and also reach out to us on our instagram page: @datingisgarbage 

You can also reach out to us at IVM podcasts, we're @ivmpodcasts on twitter, instagram and facebook.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Ep. 03: Pick-Up Lines & Late Bloomers

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On episode 3 of Dating is Garbage we're joined in the studio by the very funny Pavitra Shetty and Siddharth Dudeja. In the first half we discuss our experiences with pick-up lines. We ponder whether there can ever be a good pick-up line which works, read out some very cheesy ones and try to make a couple on the spot. In the second half we discuss late bloomers who started dating in their early to mid twenties or even later. Does it change dating etiquette? Do you look for different things? Do you want to murder teen couples? Answers to all this and more on a really fun episode.

Follow Siddharth Dudeja on twitter @sidudeja 
& Pavitra Shetty on @pavie_shetty 

The 'Dating is Garbage' theme song is sung and composed by Abhinav Singh @abhinavsingh27 

If you like the show do spread the word, and also reach out to us on our instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/datingisgarbage/

You can also reach out to us at IVM podcasts, we're @ivmpodcasts on twitter, instagram and facebook.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Ep. 02: The "Kinda Dating" Phase

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On episode two of Dating is Garbage we're joined by our friend and overall fun human being Sukanya Sharma to discuss the "kinda dating" phase. We talk about:

  • What's the best time to DTR (Define the Relationship)?

  • Is commitment phobia a generational thing?

  • How casual is a casual relationship?

  • Ice-cream metaphors

And we wrap it up with a game of 'Truth or Burp'.

You can follow Sukanya on instagram @letsdiscoh(https://www.instagram.com/letsdiscoh/)

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Ep. 01: Rejecting & Being Rejected

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On the first episode, we have comedian Urooj Ashfaq in the studio to discuss rejection. We talk to her about:
- Being rejected on dating apps v/s being rejected in real life
- Approaching people at bars
- The best way to communicate to someone that a date didn't go well
- Do men handle rejection differently?
- Does rejection get harder as you get older?

...and a whole lot more! We also give advice to people going through rejection.

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android
or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Ep. 00: Introducing Dating Is Garbage

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IVM staffers talk modern dating and the woes and wows that come with it. Each week, we sit down with some very cool guests to have an unfiltered conversation about our dating habits, awkward experiences and heartbreaks. Tune in to hear us attempting therapy on each other.

Slide into our DMs on Instagram: @datingisgarbage

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/