The Dating Detectives

The Dating Detectives

Join professional Private Investigator Mackenzie Fultz and Comedian Hanna Anderson each week as they delve deep into the stories of the liars, cheaters, and con-men who have left a trail of broken hearts and shattered trust in the dating world. We'll uncover the lies, scams and manipulations of these con artists, as we shine a light on the red flags to look out for in the wild west of the dating apps. read less

Our Editor's Take

On The Dating Detectives podcast, Mackenzie Fultz and Hanna Anderson offer wicked tales of nefarious gents. This is a true crime podcast that tells real-life stories. They investigate men who craft personas to fit their intentions. Sometimes, a date seems too good to be true. The man is charming, handsome, and witty. Unwitting victims become their prey. Listeners hear their stories in each episode.

As a private investigator, Mackenzie searches for truth within lies. Comedian Hanna brings a comic perspective to tragedy. Together on The Dating Detectives, they investigate how one wrong date can ruin someone's life.

In one podcast episode, they analyze a new dating app trend called "dogfishing." Making oneself appealing on a dating app can be difficult. Borrowing someone's cute pup and passing it off as one's own is an easy trick.

The term also applies to men who present themselves as "perfect." The ruse often works. For example, guest Terra Newell tells the story of her mother's husband. "Dirty John" Meehan, Terra insists, was the original "Dog Fish." She survived his violent attacks by following her intuition. When Terra's mother discovered her husband was a con artist, he became violent. They separated, but John didn't leave her alone. Soon, he came after Terra and her sister. Terra then killed John in self-defense. Stories like this one warn listeners to pay attention to strange behavior.

In another episode, a woman named Kat asks for help investigating her mom's new boyfriend. What they find astonishes them. Who is Tom, and why is his bird depressed? Is he taking advantage of Kat's mother, or is he a strange man? Lucky for Kat and her mom, The Dating Detectives are on his trail. Listeners will have to follow their story to find out more.

Hanna and Mackenzie know dating today is challenging. They want to help people avoid dating traps. The hosts help listeners to know whether someone is telling the truth or is another charlatan. This true crime podcast may unravel their schemes. Con artists, beware! New episodes of The Dating Detectives appear every week.

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Episodes

Summer Lovin' Part 2
4d ago
Summer Lovin' Part 2
The harrowing conclusion to Clara's story!  Click here to join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you will get 2 extra episodes a month, monthly virtual live events, and access to our community page! If you've been dogfished and want to share your story on the show, email investigate@thedatingdetectivespodcast.com or contact us through our website using this link This episode is sponsored by Miracle Made. Get your incredible, temperature maintaining, silver infused sheets for 40% off, PLUS a free three piece towel set, by going to trymiracle.com/TDD and using code TDD at checkout. This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Factor. Head to factormeals.com/TDD50 and use code TDD50 to get 50% off. That’s code TDD50 at factormeals.com/tdd to get 50% off! This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Prose. Take your FREE in- depth hair consultation and get 50% off your first subscription order by going to prose.com/tdd Love spicy romance stories? Go to galatea.com/tdd to download the app now!  ***The following Program contains names, places and events that have been anonymized or fictionalized for the purposes of protection and safety. The following Program is provided for entertainment purposes only and any commentary from the hosts are strictly conjecture and should not be held as making any definitive statements about the truth or identity of any particular individuals or circumstances. If you or a loved one are involved in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for support.
Summer Lovin' Part 1
Jun 10 2024
Summer Lovin' Part 1
When Clara met Drew at summer camp she was ready to have her summer lovin' moment, but what started as young love quickly became something far more sinister. Click here to join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you will get 2 extra episodes a month, monthly virtual live events, and access to our community page! If you've been dogfished and want to share your story on the show, email investigate@thedatingdetectivespodcast.com or contact us through our website using this link This episode is sponsored by Miracle Made. Get your incredible, temperature maintaining, silver infused sheets for 40% off, PLUS a free three piece towel set, by going to trymiracle.com/TDD and using code TDD at checkout. This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by DeleteMe. Get 20% off your DeleteMe plan when you go to join deleteme.com/TDD and use promo code TDD at checkout! This episode is sponsored by BÉIS. Right now, BÉIS is offering our listeners 15% off your first purchase by visiting BEISTRAVEL.com/TDD and using code 15TDD at checkout!  This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Quince. For free shipping on your order visit quince.com/TDD ***The following Program contains names, places and events that have been anonymized or fictionalized for the purposes of protection and safety. The following Program is provided for entertainment purposes only and any commentary from the hosts are strictly conjecture and should not be held as making any definitive statements about the truth or identity of any particular individuals or circumstances. If you or a loved one are involved in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for support.
The Best Friend & The Dogfish Part 2
Jun 3 2024
The Best Friend & The Dogfish Part 2
The shocking conclusion to Claire's story. Click here to join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you will get 2 extra episodes a month, monthly virtual live events, and access to our community page! If you've been dogfished and want to share your story on the show, email investigate@thedatingdetectivespodcast.com or contact us through our website using this link This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit betterhelp.com/tdd today to get 10% off your first month. This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Storyworth. Save $10 on your first purchase when you go to StoryWorth.com/detectives This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Dipsea. For listeners of the show, Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/ TDD If you're looking for a new podcast, check out The Why Files for everything from aliens to conspiracies, time travel, and everything in between! ***The following Program contains names, places and events that have been anonymized or fictionalized for the purposes of protection and safety. The following Program is provided for entertainment purposes only and any commentary from the hosts are strictly conjecture and should not be held as making any definitive statements about the truth or identity of any particular individuals or circumstances. If you or a loved one are involved in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for support.
Mackenzie Undercover: Ol' Bertha
May 20 2024
Mackenzie Undercover: Ol' Bertha
Mackenzie's workers comp investigation leads her to a nosy neighbor and a cul-de-sac cheating scandal! Click here to join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you will get 2 extra episodes a month, monthly virtual live events, and access to our community page! If you've been dogfished and want to share your story on the show, email investigate@thedatingdetectivespodcast.com or contact us through our website using this link This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by DeleteMe. Get 20% off your DeleteMe plan when you go to join deleteme.com/TDD and use promo code TDD at checkout! This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit betterhelp.com/tdd today to get 10% off your first month. This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Songfinch. Get your loved one a Songfinch song today by going to songfinch.com/TDD – after you purchase, you’ll be prompted to add Spotify Streaming for your original song for FREE - a $50 value! If you're looking for a new podcast, check out The Why Files for everything from aliens to conspiracies, time travel, and everything in between!  ***The following Program contains names, places and events that have been anonymized or fictionalized for the purposes of protection and safety. The following Program is provided for entertainment purposes only and any commentary from the hosts are strictly conjecture and should not be held as making any definitive statements about the truth or identity of any particular individuals or circumstances. If you or a loved one are involved in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for support.
Farmers Only Part 2
May 13 2024
Farmers Only Part 2
Click here to join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you will get 2 extra episodes a month, monthly virtual live events, and access to our community page! If you've been dogfished and want to share your story on the show, email investigate@thedatingdetectivespodcast.com or contact us through our website using this link This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Dipsea. For listeners of the show, Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/ TDD This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by HungryRoot. Right now, Hungryroot is offering The Dating Detectives listeners 40% off your first delivery and free veggies for life. Just go to Hungryroot.com/TDD, to get 40% off your first delivery and get your free veggies! This episode is sponsored by BÉIS. Right now, BÉIS is offering our listeners 15% off your first purchase by visiting BEISTRAVEL.com/TDD This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Quince. For free shipping and 365 day returns on your order visit quince.com/TDD ***The following Program contains names, places and events that have been anonymized or fictionalized for the purposes of protection and safety. The following Program is provided for entertainment purposes only and any commentary from the hosts are strictly conjecture and should not be held as making any definitive statements about the truth or identity of any particular individuals or circumstances. If you or a loved one are involved in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for support.
Farmers Only Part 1
May 6 2024
Farmers Only Part 1
A small town farm girl thought she met the love of her life, but after a head injury leaves her vulnerable things take a turn for the worse.  Click here to join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you will get 2 extra episodes a month, monthly virtual live events, and access to our community page! If you've been dogfished and want to share your story on the show, email investigate@thedatingdetectivespodcast.com or contact us through our website using this link This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by DeleteMe. Get 20% off your DeleteMe plan when you go to join deleteme.com/TDD and use promo code TDD at checkout! This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Storyworth. Save $10 on your first purchase when you go to StoryWorth.com/detectives This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit betterhelp.com/tdd today to get 10% off your first month. This episode is sponsored by Miracle Made. Get your incredible, temperature maintaining, silver infused sheets for 40% off, PLUS a free three piece towel set, by going to trymiracle.com/TDD and using code TDD at checkout. ***The following Program contains names, places and events that have been anonymized or fictionalized for the purposes of protection and safety. The following Program is provided for entertainment purposes only and any commentary from the hosts are strictly conjecture and should not be held as making any definitive statements about the truth or identity of any particular individuals or circumstances. If you or a loved one are involved in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for support
F.B.I: Fake Boyfriend Investigation Part 2
Apr 22 2024
F.B.I: Fake Boyfriend Investigation Part 2
Jenna Jean details the rest of her and Agent Cody Banks relationship, and Mackenzie goes over the findings from her investigation. Click here to join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you will get 2 extra episodes a month, monthly virtual live events, and access to our community page! If you've been dogfished and want to share your story on the show, email investigate@thedatingdetectivespodcast.com or contact us through our website using this link This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Dipsea. For listeners of the show, Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/ TDD This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by HungryRoot. Right now, Hungryroot is offering The Dating Detectives listeners 40% off your first delivery and free veggies for life. Just go to Hungryroot.com/TDD, to get 40% off your first delivery and get your free veggies! This episode is sponsored by Miracle Made. Get your incredible, temperature maintaining, silver infused sheets for 40% off, PLUS a free three piece towel set, by going to trymiracle.com/TDD and using code TDD at checkout. This episode is sponsored by BÉIS. Right now, BÉIS is offering our listeners 15% off your first purchase by visiting BEISTRAVEL.com/TDD ***The following Program contains names, places and events that have been anonymized or fictionalized for the purposes of protection and safety. The following Program is provided for entertainment purposes only and any commentary from the hosts are strictly conjecture and should not be held as making any definitive statements about the truth or identity of any particular individuals or circumstances. If you or a loved one are involved in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for support.
F.B.I: Fake Boyfriend Investigation Part 1
Apr 15 2024
F.B.I: Fake Boyfriend Investigation Part 1
Jenna Jean thought she met the man of her dreams, but when she starts suspecting that he is lying about his job and life her world is turned upside down. Come back next Monday to tune into Part 2, where you will hear the rest of Jenna's story and the shocking findings from Mackenzie's investigation! Click here to join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you will get 2 extra episodes a month, monthly virtual live events, and access to our community page! If you've been dogfished and want to share your story on the show, email investigate@thedatingdetectivespodcast.com or contact us through our website using this link This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by DeleteMe. Get 20% off your DeleteMe plan when you go to join deleteme.com/TDD and use promo code TDD at checkout! This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Quince. For free shipping and 365 days to return visit quince.com/TDD This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Storyworth. Save $10 on your first purchase when you go to StoryWorth.com/detectives ***The following Program contains names, places and events that have been anonymized or fictionalized for the purposes of protection and safety. The following Program is provided for entertainment purposes only and any commentary from the hosts are strictly conjecture and should not be held as making any definitive statements about the truth or identity of any particular individuals or circumstances. If you or a loved one are involved in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for support
The LepreCON: Part 2
Apr 8 2024
The LepreCON: Part 2
Jenny continues her fairytale story, but this Irishman is not what he seems! Make sure to go back and listen to part 1 before tuning into the insane second act of this story.  Click here to join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you will get 2 extra episodes a month, monthly virtual live events, and access to our community page! If you've been dogfished and want to share your story on the show, email investigate@thedatingdetectivespodcast.com or contact us through our website using this link This episode is sponsored by Miracle Made. Get your incredible, temperature maintaining, silver infused sheets for 40% off, PLUS a free three piece towel set, by going to trymiracle.com/TDD and using code TDD at checkout. This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit betterhelp.com/tdd today to get 10% off your first month. This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Songfinch. Get your loved one a Songfinch song today by going to songfinch.com/TDD – after you purchase, you’ll be prompted to add Spotify Streaming for your original song for FREE - a $50 value! ***The following Program contains names, places and events that have been anonymized or fictionalized for the purposes of protection and safety. The following Program is provided for entertainment purposes only and any commentary from the hosts are strictly conjecture and should not be held as making any definitive statements about the truth or identity of any particular individuals or circumstances. If you or a loved one are involved in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for support
The LepreCON: Part 1
Apr 1 2024
The LepreCON: Part 1
Part 1 of this story feels like a rom com reminiscent of the Lizzie Mcguire movie, but don't get too attached! Part 2, dropping next Monday, is much more like a thriller! Click here to join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you will get 2 extra episodes a month, monthly virtual live events, and access to our community page! If you've been dogfished and want to share your story on the show, email investigate@thedatingdetectivespodcast.com or contact us through our website using this link This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by DeleteMe. Get 20% off your DeleteMe plan when you go to join deleteme.com/TDD and use promo code TDD at checkout! This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Dipsea. For listeners of the show, Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/ TDD This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by HungryRoot. Right now, Hungryroot is offering The Dating Detectives listeners 40% off your first delivery and free veggies for life. Just go to Hungryroot.com/TDD, to get 40% off your first delivery and get your free veggies! ***The following Program contains names, places and events that have been anonymized or fictionalized for the purposes of protection and safety. The following Program is provided for entertainment purposes only and any commentary from the hosts are strictly conjecture and should not be held as making any definitive statements about the truth or identity of any particular individuals or circumstances. If you or a loved one are involved in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for support.***
The Blackmailing Dogfish
Mar 18 2024
The Blackmailing Dogfish
Nancy tells Mackenzie and Hanna the harrowing story of how a dogfish took advantage of her cheating. *Nancy asked that her voice be anonymized for this episode. Tickets to our live show in Los Angeles on 3/21 are officially sold out! Email, message or leave a comment to let us know where we should go next! Click here to join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you will get 2 extra episodes a month, monthly virtual live events, and access to our community page! If you've been dogfished and want to share your story on the show, email investigate@thedatingdetectivespodcast.com or contact us through our website using this link This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit betterhelp.com/tdd today to get 10% off your first month. This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Prose. Take your FREE in- depth hair consultation and get 50% off your first subscription order by going to prose.com/tdd This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Daily Harvest. To get $30 off your first box, plus free shipping, go to dailyharvest.com/tdd ***The following Program contains names, places and events that have been anonymized or fictionalized for the purposes of protection and safety. The following Program is provided for entertainment purposes only and any commentary from the hosts are strictly conjecture and should not be held as making any definitive statements about the truth or identity of any particular individuals or circumstances. If you or a loved one are involved in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for support.
The Dogfish Revenge
Mar 11 2024
The Dogfish Revenge
Lila tells Mackenzie and Hanna about her experience with a dogfish, and how she got her revenge! Get your tickets to our live show in Los Angeles on 3/21 HERE Click here to join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you will get 2 extra episodes a month, monthly virtual live events, and access to our community page! If you've been dogfished and want to share your story on the show, email investigate@thedatingdetectivespodcast.com or contact us through our website using this link This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by DeleteMe. Get 20% off your DeleteMe plan when you go to join deleteme.com/TDD and use promo code TDD at checkout! This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Dipsea. For listeners of the show, Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/ TDD This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Quince. For free shipping on your order visit quince.com/TDD ***The following Program contains names, places and events that have been anonymized or fictionalized for the purposes of protection and safety. The following Program is provided for entertainment purposes only and any commentary from the hosts are strictly conjecture and should not be held as making any definitive statements about the truth or identity of any particular individuals or circumstances. If you or a loved one are involved in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for support.
Mackenzie Undercover: Mr. Penguin
Feb 26 2024
Mackenzie Undercover: Mr. Penguin
Mackenzie goes on an investigation where she does surveillance on a stay at home mom with a possibly questionable side hustle! Click here to join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you will get 2 extra episodes a month, monthly virtual live events, and access to our community page! If you've been dogfished and want to share your story on the show, email investigate@thedatingdetectivespodcast.com or contact us through our website using this link ---- This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Magic Spoon. Go to magicspoon.com/TDD to grab a variety pack and try it today! And be sure to use our promo code TDD at checkout to save five dollars off your order! This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Factor. Head to factormeals.com/TDD50 and use code TDD50 to get 50% off. That’s code TDD50 at factormeals.com/tdd to get 50% off! This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by DeleteMe. Get 20% off your DeleteMe plan when you go to join deleteme.com/TDD and use promo code TDD at checkout! This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by Prose. Take your FREE in- depth hair consultation and get 50% off your first subscription order today PLUS 15% off and free shipping every subscription order after that by going to prose.com/tdd ***The following Program contains names, places and events that have been anonymized or fictionalized for the purposes of protection and safety. The following Program is provided for entertainment purposes only and any commentary from the hosts are strictly conjecture and should not be held as making any definitive statements about the truth or identity of any particular individuals or circumstances. If you or a loved one are involved in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for support.
The OnlyFans Pimp: Part 1
Feb 12 2024
The OnlyFans Pimp: Part 1
Mackenzie and Hanna hear a case unlike anything we have had on the show before. As technology advances and new platforms are created, Dogfish are finding new ways to lie, con, and scam. Come back next week to hear the second half of this wild story!  Click here to join our Patreon! For only $5 a month you will get 2 extra episodes a month, monthly virtual live events, and access to our community page! If you've been dogfished and want to share your story on the show, email investigate@thedatingdetectivespodcast.com or contact us through our website using this link This episode of The Dating Detectives is sponsored by DeleteMe. Get 20% off your DeleteMe plan when you go to join deleteme.com/TDD and use promo code TDD at checkout! This episode is sponsored by Miracle Made. Get your incredible, temperature maintaining, silver infused sheets for 40% off, PLUS a free three piece towel set, by going to trymiracle.com/TDD and using code TDD at checkout. ***The following Program contains names, places and events that have been anonymized or fictionalized for the purposes of protection and safety. The following Program is provided for entertainment purposes only and any commentary from the hosts are strictly conjecture and should not be held as making any definitive statements about the truth or identity of any particular individuals or circumstances. If you or a loved one are involved in an abusive relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for support.