Ep.100 – The World’s End: No really, it’s the fucking apocalypse.

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This is it! Episode 100 – the final regularly scheduled episode of Mating Habits of the Modern Geek.

It’s a full house when Em, Andrew Bartlett, Paris, The Business, LLC and Sean Ryan join me to give the show a proper send off. It’s loud, chaotic, the cold open is too long, and as per usual, we barely mention dating – you know, a pretty standard show.

We do all flip a collective table over the probable end of Western Civilization.

As always, we owe everything to the folks who subscribe and listen to the show.

It has been an absolute pleasure, and hope to see you over on State of the Geek, We Don’t STOP for Chests, Colin!, or any of the other half dozen shows I’ll be on.

Please stay subscribed to make sure you don’t miss out on new sporadic Mating Habits Episodes that will be popping up from time to time.

Thank you – Kelley

Ep.99 – Finishing Moves: Score that second date!

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It’s our penultimate episode! Sean Ryan takes a break from daddy detail to chat with me about getting that second date.

We spoil the shit out of Walking Dead, talk about Rise of the Tomb Raider, Destiny’s Festival of the Lost, and Sean archives the entirety of AlphaCounter.com for prosperity.

Tables are flipped and the begging begins in earnest for submissions for the last episode of Mating Habits, where all the hosts will be on hand to answer your questions, give your shoutouts, and bid farewell.

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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.89 – The Call-in Special/Cheaters Never Prosper: What is Cheating Anyway?

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Get comfortable because this is a long one. Andrew Bartlett and Sean Ryan help me navigate all the technical difficulties of our first-ever call-in show!

We catch up on the Haps, answer an email from one of our favorite listeners, and discuss matters of deception – cheating!

I talk for a very long time with Kenny Rotter of Dumbbells and Dragons about his views on the subject of cheating, and we all get to chat with Official PodPal Robbie Polanco, and the mastermind behind the Twitter handle @KelleyFactCheck or “Lies Mating Habits Told me.” Sean Ryan claims to have had a call from Sean Lynch of Nerd Church fame, but Andrew and I didn’t hear it… so I don’t think it actually happened 😉

Tables get flipped over over-dramatic fan reactions (MILD SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES AND ARROW), folks who don’t know who they’re talking to, and stolen Slim Jims.

Thanks to everyone who called in and talked with us!

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Ep.87 – Return to the Friendzone: Civil PodWar!

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Sean Ryan returns to have a new discussion about the “Friendzone” which I have recently come to believe doesn’t actually exist. He and I went in thinking we were going to have a podwar about it, but end up concurring in the end.

We spoil the hell out of the season finale of The Walking Dead, squee over the Rogue One trailer, and Sean’s on every podcast and has got a crib up in ‘da crib!

We play a fun game of One, True, Three that, for reasons, may be my favorite so far. Tables get flipped over cancelled circuses and ad-blocker blockers!

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Tabble Flap – by Sean Ryan

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In the most recent episode of Mating Habits, I was called out for having said that any woman who is hyper-sexual—or even has a healthy sexuality—must have gotten it from “daddy issues”. I have never said such a thing. Or at least, I’ve never generalized it that way. If you think I have, clips or it didn’t happen. It’ll give you the chance to revisit our awesome episode archive.

Oh sure, I’ve made jokes and glib comments about girls with “daddy issues” (especially “the fun kind”) and people who act out from having their “antennas bent”. But my understanding of people’s sexuality isn’t as simple as a direct line from A to B.

Kelley and Paris are absolutely right. Some women just really enjoy sex. Some women just don’t. Both are cool and shouldn’t be stigmatized. Kelley is also right in that the phrase “daddy issues” is often used as a cop out or hasty judgment of a woman’s character. Kelley and Paris mentioned in the podcast that their sexual appetites aren’t the result of any kind of childhood trauma, and I believe them. At the same time, I can’t deny that women with “daddy issues” do also exist. They’re just not who Kelley and the gang are discussing in that episode.

Here’s the thing: “Daddy issues” are real. The phrase is often horribly misused, but there is truth to it.

“Daddy issues” spring from a variety of things; not limited to molestation. Physical abuse, neglect, abandonment, personality clash, alcoholism… All it takes is a shitty role model to affect our behavior as adults. Or as I tend to put it, that’s how some people get their “antennae bent”.

That trauma very commonly manifests into how we handle sex and personal relationships. It’s a strange but real phenomenon where we re-enact our trauma. Typically as a way to manage our feelings or as an unconscious attempt to grasp control over the demons that haunt us.

Some women with “daddy issues” come to recoil from sex. I’ve dated a couple of those. Some women with “daddy issues” work them out through sex. I’ve dated many of those…which may also say a lot about me. Most of the latter ended with the girl sabotaging the relationship by stirring up chaos and drama.

That’s all not to say that anyone who acts out sexually is “damaged goods”. Many hyper-sexual women are happy and able to maintain healthy relationships. I’ve also dated a couple women who have just had healthy sexuality, which I consider a blessing.

My advice is to give women the benefit of the doubt. Just enjoy the ride (*wink wink*). At the same time, be aware of red flags that suggest that this person may be wrestling with some baggage that could spill into your relationship with them,. It’s all fun until someone gets hurt.

RECOMMENDED READING:

Sex After Trauma (Pt. II): The Psychology Behind My Promiscuity

What Motivates Sexual Promiscuity?

Dr. NerdLove: It’s OK To Want Sex

Ep.84 – Love Workout Regimen: Interview with Lindze and Brad Merritt!

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Episode 84 is chock full of excitement as Sean Ryan and I have the pleasure of interviewing Lindze and Brad Merritt, of Cosplay and Cartoon Network** fame – respectively!!

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They join us to help discuss ways to keep good geeky relationships strong so that can last; something everyone except me seems to excel at 🙂

Sean suggests that you look for reasons to high-five each other, finishes Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, oh, and announces that HE’S GOING TO BE A FATHER!

I talk about The VVitch, my feels about 10 Cloverfield Lane, and I officially announce Table-Flip Tuesdays with Andrew “M3JCNV” Bartlett, a bi-weekly addition to the blog.

Sean and I play a magical ame of “Would You Rather,” where we disagree… and I can’t remember that my favorite Dane is from Denmark – sorry Mads.

Tables get flipped over “Walking Billboards” and whether or not The Americas are actually two continents. By Sean’s estimation, California is it’s own continent, so you’re not going to want to miss this!

**Director, Cartoon Network Game Design – Brad Merritt is an employee of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Views expressed are my own and do not necessarily reflect views of his employer.

LINKS!
Lindze a la mode
Cartoon Network
Lindze’s Facebook Page

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

Ep.81 — Two Geeks; One Goal: You like the same person – now what?

To be fair, Katniss is so badass that it might take dating both of these guys...

To be fair, Katniss is so badass that it might take dating both of these guys…


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Sean Ryan joins me (in an episode with functioning mics) in figuring out what to do when you and your best friend end up liking the same person. Are there certain rules of etiquette one must follow? Does the Bro-code apply? What about all of your feels?

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We also catch up on The Haps including video game news, Sean’s guest appearance on Whiskey Thursday, my submission to the Anywhere But Here Podcast, how everybody sadly has cancer, and potential bookings for speaking at colleges. 2016 is starting out with a bang!

Speaking of bangs, Sean and I play Bang to the Future, where we discuss famous people who are too old for us now (or too dead), but we would use all our time-machine passes going back in time with whom to hook up.

We flip tables over Star Wars merchandising, and the fedora-wearing trolls who come out to defend/support the lack of Rey, and other Star Wars-related flips.

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Links!

Whiskey Thursday Podcast

Anywhere But Here Podcast

Conshow

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

Ep.79 – We Wish You a Merry Geekmas: And a Happy New Nerd!

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Sean Ryan of Alpha Counter and the Method to Madness Podcast helps me get ready for the hectic holiday season by joining me for this festive installment of Mating Habits.

We discuss my recent break-up, Sean’s broken PS3, and how you’re a broken human being if you don’t think Netflix’s Jessica Jones is the best thing since Luke Cage’s muscles.

Stop listening to this and go watch Jessica Jones now!

Stop listening to this and go watch Jessica Jones now!

We discuss some finer points to navigating the holiday season with your significant others, play a couple rounds of One, True, Three, and flip tables that may or may not contain vegan cookies and almond milk left for Santa.

May your Tauntauns be feisty and your Sith Lord show mercy this Holiday Season!

May your Tauntauns be feisty and your Sith Lord show mercy this Holiday Season!