Podcast Ep.87 – What we Love (and Hate) about Dating

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You know what we love about dating? Well if you didn’t before, you will after listening to this episode! Your cohosts, Demetrius and Delaney, get into their likes and dislikes about dating and first dates, especially first dates. Whether it’s the planning, the spontaneity, the excitement, the anxiety, there are plenty of reasons to love (and hate) dating and dates, and we thought we wanted to share some of our likes and dislikes. Don’t you just love the excitement you get when you first getting to know someone new? Don’t you hate when your date shows up dressed completely inappropriately for what you have planned? Us too!

We’d love to hear about your likes and dislikes when it  comes to dating and dates in the comments!

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Intro song: Don't you worry bout a thing - Stevie Wonder
Intermission song: Tell me something good - Rufus & Chaka Khan

Podcast Ep.86 – A Very Special Mother’s Day Episode

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You know who is awesome? My mom.

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Here’s my mom in white with my youngest brother, with my grandmother, aunts, siblings and first cousins. That’s me on the right wearing the best outfit ever.

So much so that I thought to myself, “Self, you know who would make for maybe the best guest ever to have on your podcast? Your mother”. So, that’s what I did. In this, A Very Special Mother’s Day Episode of the podcast, I asked my mother Denyse, about love, dating, and a whole bunch more. If you ever wanted a mother’s opinion on how to make relationships work, good first date options, how long you should wait for sex, and a few more, this is the episode for you. In addition to all that, I also got to ask my mother a bunch of dating questions about me. How old or young should I date, what type of woman would be a good fit for me, whether or not it’s important to her if I ever get married or have kids.

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My Mom and Dad

Besides that, we get into a bunch of random stuff: Her first crush, how to win her over by watching the film Claudine, the first piece of dating advice my mother ever gave me, the first nickname she gave to one of my girlfriend’s and best/worst of all, I get called a millennial by my mom.

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Mom and Me

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Intro song: I'll Always Love My Momma
Intermission song: Dear Mama - 2pac

Podcast Ep.85 – How to let them down gently

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Let’s say you’ve started dating someone, maybe you’re a date or two in, or a few more and you realize…Y’know what, not feeling it. They’re cool and all but, you’re just not feeling it. You don’t want to ghost, because they don’t deserve it, so how do you let them down gently?

Your co-hosts Demetrius and Delaney try to tackle this question, and how to do it, in this episode.
Is honesty the best policy? How many dates in before you have to send a formal breakup versus letting them catch the hint?
All those questions, and more, are answered in this episode.

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Intermission song: Kid Ink feat. Dej Loaf - Let's be real

Podcast Ep.84 – Let’s Define Our Relationship

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Welcome back listeners.

Let’s say you’re dating someone, you feel like you want things to get serious, or they’ve already gotten pretty serious so now you’re wondering: How do I define your relationship? Well, we’re here to help. Your hosts tried to cover everything they could about Relationship Defining Talks. Who should start them, when you try to initiate one, how long should you wait, and what to do if what you want doesn’t line up with your partners. Also, tangents about Michael Jordan, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (and its American adaptation, Cruel Intentions) and what it means to not want to date someone exactly like you.

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Intro song: UGK - International  Players Anthem (I Choose You) ft. OutKast
Intermission song: Bootsy Collins - I'd Rather Be With You

			

Podcast Ep.83 – Copy/Pasted messages on dating apps. Ethical?

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Welcome back listeners!

I wanted to do something a little bit different with this episode, and that was trying to figure out the ethical implication of sending copy-pasted messages on dating apps. One of my favorite bloggers recently tweeted out this tweet, and it got me thinking about the ethics of sending copy-pasted messages. Are they inherently bad? Why would someone send one if they’re almost universally reviled? I try to get to the heart of the matter, and even try to address another type of messaging bad behavior, the “hi” message.

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Podcast Ep.82 – What makes you Undateable?

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Do you know why you’re undateable? No? Well we might. We being your humble host, Demetrius, and his very special, very awesome guest Michele Danna, the Creative Content Editor (and guest blog curator) for the dating blog Rules of Ungagement. I got Michele to sit down and talk what it means to be Undateable. We get into what makes us Undateable, what would make anyone Undateable, discuss the Mark Manson post “Fuck Yes or No”, and whether or not disliking cats is a deal breaker. Also: Cat Hammocks, Self-Flaying, Bad Puns, and the importance of being present.

You can find the Rules of Ungagement on Twitter on @ungagement, on the web at rulesofungagementblog.com, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/RulesofUngagement. If you have a good, bad or hideous tale of living the single life, feel free to reach out to Michele. Not only is she the Creative Content Editor, she’s also the Guest Blog Curator. If you’re wondering what “Ungagement” is all about, or how the creator, Olivia Elle, became “ungaged“, you have to read this post.

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Podcast Ep.81 – Dealing with Baggage

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In this very real episode, your cohosts tackle Emotional and Relationship Baggage. If you’re wondering if we address our own baggage, the answer is yes. If you’re wondering if this is the most honest episode of the podcast, the answer is yes. And if you were also wondering whether or not Demetrius thinks it’s silly that people specifically put “not looking for a hookup” on their Tumblecupid profiles, the answer is always yes.

We tackle  our own aforementioned baggage, dating with baggage, why everyone has *SOME* sort of baggage, plus Relationship Luggage.

It’ll make sense when you list to it, trust me.

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Podcast Ep.80 – How important is sharing hobbies with a partner?

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How important is it to share similar hobbies and interests with a partner? How much of your interests should you share or have a mutual appreciation for? At what point do hobbies and interests make or break a relationship. In this episode we try to get a handle on how important it is to share hobbies with a partner. We tackle all of that, plus Delaney’s obsession with manga and anime and my realization of the type of woman I should have been searching for all along.

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Podcast Ep.79 – The Naked Advice with Liz LaPoint

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Another new podcast, another new guest who I think you’ll love.

My guest on this episode is Liz LaPoint, creator of The Naked Advice, the dating, sex, and relationship advice blog and vlog. Liz writes and vlogs about all sorts of topics ranging from fetishes, kinks, cultural attitudes, dating and sex myths, and whether or not enjoying Futanari porn makes you gay. I got Liz on the podcast to cover just about everything and as she so often does on her blog and vlog, Liz discussed with topic aplomb and candor. We get into her experience with Trolls, why she got started, the things you should never do in a relationship, the difference between kink, fetish, and fetishistic disorder, and the one piece of advice she’d give to all the daters out there.

You can find Liz on Twitter @liz_lapoint and @TheNakedAdvice. You can find her site at www.TheNakedAdvice.Wordpress.com, and on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/LizLaPoint.

Intro song: Martha and The Vandellas – I’m Ready for Love

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Podcast Ep.78 – First Date Purgatory

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Welcome back listeners!

Here’s a treat for you: Not one, but two lovely ladies to talk all things dating. The aforementioned ladies, The Blonde and The Brunette, are the creators of the dating blog First Date Purgatory. I wanted to get them on the podcast because I love their blog and I think you will too. I got the ladies to open up about their best and worst dates, Ghosting, their favorite dating apps, the best way to message women, how long between meeting on Tinder to going on a first date, whether or not going dutch can lead to a 2nd date, deal breakers, and a hell of a lot more. They’re also on Twitter, so make sure to follow them @FirstDatePurg

Intro song: The Weeknd – House Of Balloons / Glass Table Girls

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