S3, E39: Let’s Do This Everyday

When they first met, Ruben had just gotten out of a relationship and Raul had just come out and never had a serious relationship. They are sharing how they got past the fears and decided to live in the now. Ruben is also sharing how healing his relationship with his father gave him the courage to let go of past hurt and love people as they are. 

About the Guest

Their relationship went from a passing “hi” and “bye” to an impassioned debate over who loved Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights more (the verdict, according to them, is still out). While Raul would claim that he loved the musical more because he saw it when it was off-off-Broadway, off-Broadway, and on Broadway, has twelve playbills for each time he’s been, and has an original cast hand-signed poster, Ruben contended that he loved the musical more not only because he knows every song, seen it a number of times each time taking different family members with him but also because despite having not step foot on a stage since his first grade performance of “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” and having the vocal range of a crow, Ruben auditioned for the lead role in the musical. The two have been bickering about nonsensical things ever since that interaction. Who loves the musical more is unclear but what is clear is their love for each other.

Both their journeys began in the Bronx, crossing the bridge into Queens, taking them to Washington, D.C., and now has them living–you guessed it–in the Heights. There are plenty of stories between then and now but here are just a few of them that serve as stepping stones to their big day and what will be a loving and supportive marriage.

Listen and subscribe to DRL Podcast on

Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, or Google Play


Add us on the Gram!

Tennesha Wood – @tenneshawood

Ruben Porras Sanchez – @rubeng4

Raul Porras Sanchez – @rauldps93


Dating, Relationships, and Love Podcast (DRL) shares life-changing lessons and explores unique dating experiences covering the full spectrum of relationships.

Join dating coach and matchmaker Tennesha Wood every week for unfiltered and engaging conversations with everyone from singles sick of swiping on Tinder, partners exploring open/poly relationships, happily married couples in Black Love bliss, divorcees starting from scratch, to sex workers juggling careers with romantic connections.


Full of eye-openers across 185+ bingeable episodes, DRL gives invaluable advice through coaching sessions with real clients, industry experts, and Tennesha's Jamaican mom, who isn't afraid to tell it like it is. DRL is your how-to guide on being your authentic self, understanding relationships, and creating the love you desire.

Listener Questions

Do you have a listener question you want me to answer on the show?

You may also like these episodes...

Posted in

Stay up to date on all thing Dating , Relationships, and Love

Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Top