Episode 28 – Meeting New People: Break the Rules and Talk to Strangers


Episode 28 – Meeting New People: Break the Rules and Talk to Strangers

We’re breaking all the rules in this episode of Mating Habits! Alpha Counter’s Sean Ryan and I discuss the tricks to having a good conversation with complete strangers in Lesson 2 of MHMG Learning Annex – Becoming comfortable conversing with others. We go back and forth about why talking to folks we don’t know is difficult and sometimes makes us look like creeps, and how Sean might have missed his calling as Sean Ryan: Marketing Rapist.

We recap Sean’s almost hot-n-heavy DragonCon experience with “The Lady in The Loft,” I go into WAY too much detail about my recent sex life, and then we flip tables over dickwolves, Nazis, and Heroes of Cosplay – typical MHMG tableflip 😉

Here are some helpful links to check out while you’re listening:

Penny Arcade says I’m doing it wrong

Watch these cosplayers instead of “Those” cosplayers

MHMG Learning Annex…Do your damn homework.


Ep. 27 – Getting to Know Yourself: Not in the Biblical Sense


Ep. 27 – Getting to Know Yourself: Not in the Biblical Sense

Cycle 6 begins with our first installment of the five-part series: MHMG Learning Annex! School’s in session, and in this first lesson, we discuss ways to build your self confidence by taking the time to figure out the positive aspects of who you are. It’s your uniqueness that makes you a valuable human being, and recognizing those unique qualities in a positive way is the only way to build confidence and make yourself more attractive to others.
“Paris” and “The Business, LLC” join me to recap parts of Dragon*Con 2013 and make an important relationship announcement. The Business shares the “Knuckle Scale of Attractiveness” and talks about “Building your Confidence Armor;” Paris gets real and admits her Reddit addiction; and I am awesome, as per usual.

We exhaust ourselves flipping tables over nerd-herd movement, lack of signage, giant backpacks and general dickery in cons, lack of curiosity about life, and shitty, shitty friends. Get into it!

Ep. 20 – Girls, Girls, Girls: The Geek-Girl Experience

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This is The Episode to beat all episodes!

We’ve got a historic All-Female host panel consisting of podcast favorites, Paris and Trish, and introducing Laurel in her MHMG debut!

Find out what what happens when four intelligent, charismatic, attractive, and incredibly geeky women are given an open forum to talk about what it’s like being a female in today’s Geek-i-verse. If you’ve ever wondered, “What’s the deal with chicks?” we’re going to let you have it.

AND THAT’S NOT ALL! I sit down with Chiki of the D20 Girls and discuss what it’s like first-hand as a professional cosplayer and an ambassador for one of the hottest and female-forward geek groups in the nation.

Secrets are shared, the nitty-gritty gotten down to, and tables are flipped – you aren’t going to want to miss this one.

Show Notes of DOOM:

D20 Girls: http://d20girls.com/
Felicia Day Controversy:
Aisha Tyler Controversy: http://gamerant.com/ubisoft-host-aisha-tyler-responds-critics-curt-154704/all/1/
The “Danger” of Print Media: http://www.upworthy.com/the-people-who-approved-these-ads-have-a-lot-of-explaining-to-do-6?g=2&c=ufb1
Mountain Dew Ad: http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/mountain-dew-pulls-racist-ad-19097728

Episode 14 – Confident vs Creepy: How to Flirt without a Restraining Order

Join us while Kris and I argue about the effectiveness of pick-up lines and discuss the benefits of honesty, the problem with arrogance, and the violation of boundaries. We share personal experiences, give examples of doing it wrong, and make suggestions for questions to ask when meeting someone for the first time.

So, be polite, be calm, learn from your mistakes, and as always, BE BRAVE – just remember: Other people are people too.



Cycle 2 Premier!! Episode 6 – Convention Etiquette – the Cosplay Angle

Cycle 2 is finally here, and in this episode, I’m joined by co-hosts Paris, The Business, and Sean Ryan from Alpha Counter.com!

We attempt to discuss ways to use costuming at fan conventions as a method to approach and or attract potential mates, but how to not seem like a creepy stalker or a complete asshat.

I say attempt, because we also take a considerable amount of time discussing the greatness that is Sweden, religion-porn, STDs of the eye, “Vajazzleing,” Yip-Yips, opossums, and the classic Liam Neeson flick, TAKEN.

I promise at least 20% of this podcast is at least marginally on topic.



Episode 3 – Level 3 – Pulling the Elite

It’s time for Episode 3!

Level 3 – Pulling the Elite:


In this episode, Sh*t gets real as we drop F-bombs and enter the darkness through tangents and misunderstanding.
Three co-hosts, Markell, Gretchen, and the Mysterious “Q,” help me discuss the terrifying task of actually asking someone out.  We’ll discuss how being brave is better than being smooth, and Q and I enter into a shaky treaty on behalf of geek men and women everywhere.
So, Enjoy…and when you’re done listening, you want to grab a cup of coffee or something?