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.58 – Nice Guys Part II: Being Bitter Isn’t Helping

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Back in the studio with Paris and The Business, LLC, and we’re discussing the plight of the oppressed, bullied male nerd, and why the entitlement that is sometimes felt by said nerds could be sabotaging their interactions with women. Passivity never pays off, but being aggressive might not be in your wheelhouse – what then?

Life isn’t fair, and the sooner you except this, the sooner you can start leveling the playing field by playing the cards you’ve been dealt.

All of this is in response to the Dr. NerdLove article that was everyway on the interwebs last week: What’s Really Wrong With Nice Guys – Entitlement, Nerds and Neanderthals
http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2015/01/nice-guys-dont-finish-last/

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Amish Romance? It’s a thing. I am tragically white, and I apologize. While I’m finishing/shipping on Assassin’s Creed: Rogue and watching all the shoujo and boys love anime, Paris and The Business find a new show called Community, I have mixed Agent Carter feelings, and there’s a show about loli battleships that have strategic sex – thanks, Japan.

Africa is big, y’all, and not completely covered in ebola.

The Business does the Shim-sham with his Jim Jam in Dragon Age: Inquisition and we’re all loving Archer, just because. And apparently there’s a selfie stick designed especially for looking at butts? Also, what happens when women accept compliments online?

The first installment of My Fair Andrew is here, where we check in with Andrew to see how talking with strangers went – hilarity ensues.

We flip tables over how I want to be equal, but also special (shut up) and how if you share an office with someone, you should wash your ass.

Link!
This Is What Happens When Women Actually Accept A Compliment From A Man Online

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Mating Habits of the Modern Geek 2014 Holiday Spectacular!

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We gather together at this special time of year to celebrate friendship and fandom. I set up in the kitchen studio of The Business, LLC and Paris, and Sean and Vane Ryan of AlphaCounter come by to make merry.

I did a twitch thing – twice! And I am wracked with guilt about killing sleepy dragons.

Steven Segal saves Christmas. Jem and the Holograms are back, and they’re not grunge. Thundercats are still RAD, and The Secret is bullshit.

We premier our newest business venture were we dress as post-apocalyptic bards and we sing about ’80s and ’90s action movies as if they were real historical epics at RenFaires and Cons.

There’s a lot of singing in this episode, and none of us were drinking. We have a Total Eclipse of the Heart, thanks Bonnie Tyler!

I announce a new episode segment for 2015 that involves Andrew from Two Loose Screws where we follow his step by step progress in gaining confidence and getting out there to meet new people. I want to apologize in advance to him if I decide to call the segment, “My Fair Andrew.”

Black Mirror is the best/most messed up thing on Netflix right now. My Next Tweet scares us (or maybe it’s just our predictability that frightens us…)
Sad Country Christmas Songs can just bugger off, we’ve decided. Nothing ruins the Holiday Season more than songs about poor, frozen and/or beaten-to-death children.

Jon Hamm in Black Mirror on Netflix?  It truly is a Merry Christmas...

Jon Hamm in Black Mirror on Netflix? It truly is a Merry Christmas…

From all of us over at Mating Habits of the Modern Geek: Have a Safe and Festive Holiday!

Mating Habits of the Modern Geek: Love and Dating within Your own Species – your comedy source for relationship advice for geeks and nerds!

Mating Habits Classic: Episode 3 – Relationship Konami Code

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In this classic Mating Habits Episode, Paris and The Business, LLC join me to tackle those tough relationship milestones; living together, combining religious beliefs, introducing fandom, geekery, and kinks, etc. I’ve added some fun new promos, but otherwise the bad sound quality is due to the age of the original recording – look at it like you’re listening to a vintage cassette tape.

Next week: THE MATING HABITS OF THE MODERN GEEK HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!

Here’s the link to the original show notes:

Ep.35 – Relationship Konami Code: Tackle Those Hard Levels with Ease!

Ep.52 – Looks vs Personality: Beauty is in the Eyestalks of the Beholder

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We’re back, recording from the home studio (or kitchen – whatevs) of Paris and The Business, LLC!

Apparently, I’m the only person in the whole wide world who eats Brach’s candy corn pumpkins, which can’t possiby be true.

Additionally, we were all terrible at summer camp, IMDB doesn’t mean what Kevin thinks it means, and Paris learns what a grundle is, and is forever changed.

Kevin breaks down the question of Looks vs Personality by comparing it to Random Encounters vs Boss Battles in video games. The better looking folks may have more random encounters, but good personalities can get you to the boss battles, which are the one’s with the best “item drops.”

Oh, and The Business is the “Quiet Storm” for no reason whatsoever.

We flip tables over bad planning, media haters, and The Red Pill movement, like you do

Dr. NerdLove – Which Matters More, Looks or Personality?
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Ep.47 – Hey, Hey, You, You: I Don’t Like Your Girlfriend

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We’re back! Paris and The Business, LLC lend me their “studio” in this rambling episode where we discuss what to do if your friends and family don’t like your significant other, or what might be going on if you don’t like your friends’ significant others – 60 minutes into the show (in true MHMG Fashion).

We wax poetic about our favorite Netflix Originals; The Business, LLC has a fangasm over Dark Secrets, and we examine what happens when all the neckbeards don their fedoras and cry like babies over the latest Thor news.

Also, Dashcon was kind of an epic fail…a funny epic fail, but an epic fail all the same.

A spider tries to kill me and take over the show, and I flip tables over fan-entitlement, and The Business definitely doesn’t want to do work at your house.

BONUS: If you make it to the end of this episode, you get one extra hour in the ball pit!

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Mating Habits Classic: Episode 1 – All The Shout-outs!

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While we’re on our break, listen to a Classic Episode of Mating Habits. Its one of my personal favorites, and one of our most-liked shows.

For the first ten minutes – before the classic episode plays – I give every shout-out imaginable to my fellow podcasters, and I tell you all about friend-of-the-show Kyle’s Carbon Dating Kickstarter Campaign.

There’s also a very special announcement about upcoming MHMG freebies…you don’t want to miss it.

Here be the LINKS!

Alpha Counter

Nerd Church Podcast

Anywhere But Here Podcast

History of Misunderstanding Podcast

Drunk Geek Blog Podcast

New Nerds on the Block Podcast

Two Loose Screws Podcast

Carbon Dating Kickstarter Campaign

 

Ep.46 – Looking for Group: Put Your Keys in the Bowl!


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We’ve got an extra-long episode to keep you guys going during the break. Join Paris, The Business, LLC, and me – along with three interviews with people who are in non-manogamous relationships — as we delve into one of the most requested episode topics in Mating Habits history:

What’s up with all these open relationships and polyamorous folks?

The Business and I have a deep, theological discussion about the origin of the Smurfs, the existence of Smurf ejaculate, and a UNICEF ad that blew my mind. Paris tells us about how she and The Business have stepped outside their comfort zone and joined a kickball team – what the what?

Then, I welcome Vee, Jamie, and Josh to the show, where they open up about their current and past experiences with non-manogamy. Hopefully, what they share will inform, enlighten, and entertain you guys as much as it did me.

We flip tables over Ubisofts dumb response, Anita (I call her Anna the whole time) Sarkeesian’s latest offering, and people hating on the tiny Prius. They see you rollin’. They hatin’, Paris.

Links!

The Ethical Slut

Polyamory Weekly

Anita Sarkeesian’s Women as Background Decoration – Tropes vs Women

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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