Ep.92 – Dating Apps: Pros, Cons, and Whatnots!

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Welcome Dustin Calhoun of the Cock Tales over Cocktails Podcast! He and I discuss all the different dating apps available for our smartphones these days. We also talk cosplay workouts, DC Pride, baby showers, and naked yoga.

Also, if you listen to this show, treat yo’ self and download the DragonFruit geek dating app IMMEDIATELY!

We flip tables over privilege in politics, and play a new game where we talk choose guests for our ideal dinner party.

Check out Dustin’s show at the link below!

Cock Tales over Cocktails!

https://cocktalesovercocktails.com/

Ep.91 – Boys and Breakups: Do Men Suffer Longer with a Broken Heart?

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Sean Ryan and I reluctantly return from an all-too-short break to talk about some interesting findings about how men and women suffer differently from breakups.

We discuss my recent success as a damn bass pro, Sean’s first Father’s Day, “Injustice” in video games, and I get another insulting message from someone on OKC – must be a day that ends in “Y.”

We play another round of One, True, Three, where I won’t tell you who wins…only that she’s also incredibly good-looking, and tables get flipped over parking lot etiquette and gold diggers plaguing our streets.

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LINKS:

Why Men Might Be The Sex That Suffers More
Men Suffer Breakups More Says Science!
American Psychological Association

Ep.63 – Catfished: Reeled in Hook, Line, and Sinker

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Sean Ryan of Alpha Counter joins me in my sick, weakened state for another jam-packed episode of Mating Habits.

This episode, we discuss the act of “Catfishing,” an internet phenomenon that happened to me a couple of weeks ago, and we’re lucky enough to have listener-submitted emails sharing their catfish sagas, and we even snag an interview with our own Paris who comes clean in Paris’s Catfish Confessions – she’s been a bad girl…

We also discuss our recent ventures into film making with Bottom Shelf Films, delve into the Walking Dead Finale for some quick speculations, and I caught a Zeff Cold from my friends at the Die Antwoord concert.

Things are looking up for our hero in this edition of My Fair Andrew – but let’s not jinx it 😉

We flip tables over “Innocents” in the comment sections, and folks who don’t like to have fun, especially on April Fool’s Day.

Trigger Warning: Jokes.

The first photo is the one by which I was catfished. The second is who the guy in the first photo really is. *sigh*

Bottom Shelf Films
Die Antwoord

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Ep.62 – Relationships 101: This Will Be on the Final

You're going to want to take notes.

You’re going to want to take notes.


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We’re back from Spring Break and Paris and The Business, LLC are here to tutor us through a college-level relationship model sent in to us from listener Mark Hayashi.

We compare our experiences with those featured in Knapp’s Relationship Model, and get into the ways people come together, maintain, and come apart. Hold on, because Dr. Knapp’s theories are “Theo-radical!”

We also talk at length about grad school, Destiny, Starbucks fixing racism, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the infamous Batgirl variant cover.

Hashbrown: No Filter
Trigger Warning: Dragons
Trigger Warning: Dungeons also.

My Fair Andrew has a disappointing time on OKC (really, it happens live on the recording) but we’re here to learn from the struggle. I also answer questions from podcast listener Siegecall about his OKC profile.

This is bullshit.

This is bullshit.

Tables get flipped over the mistrust of women, people stealing your table flips, why scientists can’t communicate, and time-wasting differential diagnoses.

LINKS!

Knapp’s Relationship Model

@JennofHardwire’s Response to #CHANGETHECOVER

Men Just Don’t Trust Women — And It’s A Huge Problem

Ep.60 – Why are Girls So Weird? I Can’t Even Right Now

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Story of my LIFE!


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Em is punching sharks, caring for moms, and riding motorcycles that are on fire!
Dragon Age: Inquisition Multiplayer is Kelley’s new church, even though she can’t get into Arrow, or Flash, or Agent Carter. Em thinks it’s due to the lack of blood and cannibals.

Em wrote a fanfic about all your favorite Alpha Counter Podcast co-hosts (which include most of your favorite Mating Habits c-hosts. All of these accomplishments before she turns 30…this week! Happy Birthday, Em!

We interview Flash Browning from the blog OkCupid Project Awful where a young professional woman in a big city changes her OKC profile to attract a certain type of guy, and then chronicles each date for our scientific enjoyment!

We get into a big discussion about why ladies act the way they do, and how a lot of times it doesn’t make sense to us either, but Em and I have some theories as to what might actually be going on.

We check in with My Fair Andrew to see how his third assignment went, what he’s up to, and what he has to do before the next episode.

Tables get flipped over excruciatingly long waits for tables at restaurants, and the fact that soon there will be no more Jon Stewart in our Daily Show. 

LINKS:

Em’s AlphaCounter Fanfic!

Flash Browning OkC Project Awful

tsundereshark!

Ep.57 – Something New and Christmas Who: Introducing “My Fair Andrew”

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What happens when two people who love to talk are put on the same podcast? Epic-length show!

Andrew from Two Loose Screws stops by to discuss anything and everything, including Andrew’s Vine fame (Look him up – username: M3JCNV), the horrors of working retail during the holidays and returned mince meat pies, and the country song-like ballad of Grandma’s Tiny Christmas Tree.

I’m officially a member of #PodPals, Hooray! I finish Dragon Age: Inquisition, fail at doing so on Twitch, and finally try Destiny, which is pretty fun.

Hackers are bullshit assholes, both at home and abroad.

We go deep with a discussion about the Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Last Christmas. It’s a Mating Habits tradition.

New Episode Segment: May Fair Andrew

Andrew plays the Audrey Hepburn to my Rex Harrison (go watch some great classic movies, damn it!) in a new segment called: “My Fair Andrew” where we follow his progress as he builds his self-confidence and gets better at meeting and talking to new people. We’ll be checking in on him as the weeks go by to follow his progress through different challenges that should help him get better at socializing with strangers and building confidence. Wish him luck!

Pro-tip: Don’t ask people questions like, “How much does your skin weigh on its own?”

You won’t get advice of this quality anywhere else – guaranteed.

Tables get flipped over strangers arguing with me on OKC, and Andrew likes to keep it vanilla, and that’s just fine. He has enough personality that he doesn’t need your flashy flavors!

LINKS:

AlphaCounter Twitch!

Two Loose Screws Podcast

"Would he, Coral?  CORAL!"

“Would he, Coral? CORAL!”

Ep.54 – Success Stories: You Got High Score, Now Enter Your Initials!

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This week, MHMG welcomes the lovely and talented Vane Ryan (Sean’s better half) to the show to join Sean and I in discussing the success story of their relationship. You can chart the progression of their entire meeting, dating, moving in, and getting married if you listen to past episodes of the show 🙂 Vane explains how she narrowly avoided kissing Sean on the first date, mixing well with all of Sean’s crazy friends (i.e. Us!) and making life-altering decisions based on the heart – which is often a scary concept.

I complain about hipster beards at the Barcade, Sean wants a trigger warning for Alien: Isolation – which I finally finished!

Marvel plans your movie schedule for the next five years, and it’s exciting!

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For our success story, Sean and Vane discuss being brave, embracing other cultures, and just going for the things that you know in your heart are right, and will make you happy.

Tables are flipped over mystery poo pipes in RTP offices, blatant racism in banks, and folks who don’t take your fears seriously.

Ep.49 – Experiments and Deal Breakers: Still Just a Rat in a Cage

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The famous Em of the Alpha Counter Podcast joins me for this impromptu Lady Feels-fest where we discuss our feelings about Guardians of the Galaxy (We’ll warn you when we get spoilery and spoilers end on minute 57 for those who want to skip ahead), ailing parents, visitors from my ancestral home of Scotland, going sleeveless at Dragon*Con, and I promote 1000 things – see below.

We also chat about the experiments that OKCupid came clean about recently, what they mean for us as users of the site, and how they relate to deal breakers we may want to rethink.

Em and I also delve into the recent Dick Pic article from Jezebel, and we talk about the lengthy discussion that was had about it on the Mating Habits Facebook page.

Tables get flipped over Jury Duty, Megladon, and the lack of Gamora’s side boob.

Links!

tiltEXPO

Weird-Girls.com/

HuffPo Article About OKC Experiments

The Tragic Tale of the Blind Date Dick Pic

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Ep.43 – Cosplay and Web Comics: Making Connections Through Geek Art

*Audio should be fixed. If you downloaded the episode to a device before 7:30 pm EST, you may have to download it again. Sorry for the inconvenience.*

Cover Model Cassandra Cosplaying as a Phoenix!

Cover Model Cassandra Cosplaying as a Phoenix!

http://carbon-comic.com/

Carbon Dating by @CarbonKyle

I survived the Warrior Dash in time to bring you Episode 43 – Cosplay and Web Comics: Making Connections Through Geek Art. In this *Mega-Packed Episode* William and Cassandra join me to discuss cosplay, cosplayers, and making connections through geeky artistic endeavors.

BONUS CONTENT: I interview Kyle Saunders, the webcomic artist/creator of Carbon Dating, A Comic About Science, Pseudoscience, & Geeky Relationships. If you’re not reading this comic, get into it!

Cassandra talks about being a D20 Magazine Covergirl, and what it’s like to be a single cosplayer in the convention world. William tells of the trials and tribulations of a new cosplayer; and I panic over not being ready for our Animazement panel (Mating Habits of the Modern Otaku: 2nd Date, Friday Night/Saturday Morning at MIDNIGHT!).

We flip tables over and why I’m getting all the wrong kind of attention lately, William spouts knowledge about book-to-movie gripes, and Cassandra continues the MHMG tradition of telling us all about her worst OKC dating experience.

NB – No one wants to see your magic tricks. Don’t be a dick, and don’t do magic.

Links!
http://carbon-comic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/CarbonDating
https://www.facebook.com/D20GirlsProject
http://www.emaaknights.com/

Ep.40 – Relationship Wreckers: Listen All of Y’all, It’s a Sabotage!

"I'm jealous...my earrings would be so much happier with that dress" *snif*

“I’m jealous…my earrings would be so much happier with that dress” *snif*

Paris and The Business are back! We wade through some of the things that might ruin your relationship, or things that might be holding you back from finding a relationship of your own.

We cover wide-ranging topics from the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle trailer to Puzzles and Dragons; and Attack on Titan to dishwasher meth. Paris spells out her plans to become a YouTube sensation (which gets edited out for patent reasons) and defends her obvious and blatant racism.

Tables are flipped over Facebook quizzes, Weather-wrongs, and people trying too hard to be different.

Also, Pro-Tip: Bud Lite Straw-Ber-Rita…NOT EVEN ONCE!

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