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9: ... How to Be Single & (Not Just Pretend to) Love It

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

It’s another Hot Happy Mess Monday, and we’re kicking it off with our NEW series: Love + Relationships. In today’s episode, we’re talking about how to be single, playing the dating game, why the matrix (society) doesn’t want you to be single, and how you can re-write your fairy tale.

Zuri also shares why #singlegoals needs to trend and her top 3 reasons eating alone, can be the ultimate self-care happiness boost. Next up Z goes one-on-one with professional matchmaker Devyn Simone, who's going to hook you up with all the details on how to do your single time right. How to slide into the DMs, how not to ghost and what to do if YOU get ghosted.


We are manifesting matches in 2021, and Groupchat member - Cleo - volunteer as tribute to get her dating profile analyzed, updated, and remixed, by Devyn so she can maximize on swipes and meet her ideal match.

Make sure you stay ‘til the end for this week’s ‘Party Trick’: We've got a dating app hack that will help guarantee that you find exactly who you were looking for + where you want them to be. Believe us, it’s going to blow your mind, it’s just that good!



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  • Give the podcast a 5-star rating

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  • Giveaway ends Sun Jan 24, 2021, @ 11:59p ET


Devyn Simone is a renowned matchmaker and dating expert, whose skillful guidance has helped countless singles find and create happy sustainable relationships. As a matchmaker, Devyn has personally interviewed over one thousand single men and women as well as hundreds of happy couples to gain a deeper understanding of what unique challenges face us when we are dating in the age of technology.

Devyn helped singles revamp their dating profile on her TLC television show, Love at First Swipe. She continues to study the ever-evolving nuances of dating and has made it her mission to help those who are looking for love, find it. | | @DevynSimone

Meet Cleo:

Book Referenced: How Not to Date a Jerk


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If you loved this podcast episode, you’ll also love our Self Love episode in our Protect Your Peace Series: Episode #3: Self Love is Sexy AF

Come listen, laugh, and maybe even learn a lil something’ -- with new episodes of Hot Happy Mess dropping every Monday on the iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts!

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Zuri Hall is an Emmy award-winning TV host (Access Hollywood, American Ninja Warrior) and is the executive producer & host of this millennial-focused podcast that will empower women to avoid “best life burnout” through candid conversation, expert panel discussions, and real-life, human interest stories from everyday women.

Follow @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess on Instagram to keep the good vibes going.

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