What is Date/able?

Date/able is a podcast that opens up a candid conversation about modern dating. On every episode, we hear real stories from real people of how they make dating work (or not). Some stories are juicy, some are insightful, and some will have you screaming, "I had the same thing happen to me!" On every episode, you'll get real takeaways to apply to your own life, all while laughing along the way.

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Season 4 Episode 1: Dating in the Dark

In our Season 4 premiere, Julie and Danny talk about their experience ‘dating in the dark’ at matchmaker OKSasha's event. We discuss how removing physical attraction from the equation — the antithesis of online dating — gives a new perspective.

BONUS VIDEO: SPONSOR-A-SINGLE PSA

Everyday, an innocent "single" is abused and beaten by the current dating scene. Won't you be an angel and sponsor a helpless "single" today? Watch our parody of the infamous Sarah McLachlan ASPCA commercial.

Season 4 Episode 2: #Millenial

Harrison, founder of Brunch Media, tells us about dating as a #millennial. We talk about his facebook live dating experiment, stepping up your emoji game, the desire to meet IRL, and differences between the 20 something and the 30 something dater.

Season 4 Episode 3: Dating as a Muslim Woman

Amal talks about dating as a Muslim and Arab woman, especially during the Trump presidency and Muslim ban. We talk about dating outside her race and religion, the challenges it may bring, and how these troubling times have actually restored her faith.

Season 4 Episode 4: Levels of DTR

Aaron tells us about his bold move to meet a guy through the ‘People You May Know’ section of Facebook. This leads to discussions about what it really means to define the relationship, commit, and the importance of expressing your expectations of a partner.

Season 4 Episode 5: The Bathroom Bail

Melissa talks about her date’s ultimate disappearing act — while they were out on an actual date. We discuss the importance of communication, who should pay for the date, how your mood can impact the entire night, and being respectful even if it isn’t a match.

Season 4 Episode 6: Perceptions and Misconceptions

Sheel from 500 Startups shares what he's looking for and ideal qualities of a partner - all while we talk about the perception he may be giving off on social media. We discuss judgments made from facebook and dating apps and how to play this in your favor.

Season 4 Episode 7:Making Moves IRL

Taylor talks about how she is an anomaly to modern dating - ditching apps for the real life approach. We talk about doing this in a non-aggressive way, getting over rejection, pick-up lines that aren’t lines, and taking control of your dating life without apps.

Season 4 Episode 8: Love in the air(bnb)

Li and Chris tell us how they met through Airbnb when Chris visited SF from Germany. We talk about their whirlwind romance that lead to marriage, the importance of timing, overcoming challenges of distance, and the power of committing to make it work.

Season 4 Episode 9: Young, Broke & Beautiful

Stuart aka Broke-Ass Stuart shares what it’s like to date as an ‘SF Cult hero” in a city where you’re bound to run into an ex or two. We talk about breaking up with dignity, the issues with ghosting in a city so small, and how to date when you’re broke in a place like SF.

Season 4 Episode 10: The System

Jenny walks us through her system of dating multiple people at once now that she is back in the dating scene after being married. We discuss dating strategies, how your perspective changes once you have a child, and why marriage isn’t always the ultimate goal.

Season 4 Episode 11: Crazy Festival Wives

Bryant tells about one of his former “festival wives” that may have gone a little crazy through text messaging. We talk about why women get the “crazy” label, how to read the signs of interest, and the importance of the context of where you meet someone.

Season 4 Episode 12: Rope Bondage

Eva shares what it’s like to be part of the BDSM community - specifically being into rope bondage. We discuss getting introduced to kink, what happens in a scene, how BDSM doesn’t always involve sex, and the levels of understanding/training needed.

Season 4 Episode 13: The Support Male

Don discusses changing male gender roles and being a ‘support’ male in a city filled with independent, alpha females. We talk about men’s career ambition vs being a stay-at-home dad, the recognition for a family man, and knowing the values you want.

Season 4 Episode 14: Going with the Flo

Flo and Dylan tell us about their relationship that was anything but love at first sight when they met at a silent disco. We discuss meeting when the time is right, deviating from your “type”, giving relationships time, and how to know if there’s a connection.

Season 4 Episode 15: Empire Swipe of Mind

Jake and Nathan tell us about their experience with dating apps – in SF vs. NY. We discuss how women present themselves differently, ratios playing into the dating culture, gender dynamics in each city, and making the most of dating in any place you call home.

Season 4 Episode 16: Why you cannot find the one

Writer Heidi Isern tells us why you cannot find 'the one” – and why hunting for that perfect person is just too much pressure. We talk about how to navigate in a mirage of endless options, what it means to ‘settle’, and the importance of staying open.

Season 4 Episode 17: My Journey to be a Better Man

Dave tells us about his evolution from being a serial dater to an engaged, one woman man. We discuss becoming the best version of yourself, how that correlates to attracting the right type of partner, really being ready, and the importance of each step along the way.

BONUS: Why do I go on date after date and none of them lead to anything?

On this episode of the premium 'Why Series', we’ll deep dive into 5 different reasons why dates may not be turning into relationships. We'll leave you with suggested actions of what to do next including hacks and ways to counteract the reasons this may be happening.

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BONUS: Why do people flake or ghost even after a great date?

On this episode of the premium ‘Why Series’, we’ll look at why people flake or ghost even if the date seemed to go well. We'll discuss what to do when this happens and how to handle the situation if this person comes back into your life with actionable takeaways to apply to your own dating life.

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BONUS: Why can't I meet people in real life?

On this episode of the premium ‘Why Series’, we discuss why it’s so hard to meet people in real life (IRL) and what we can do about it. We give you tips and tactics to start conversations, expand your network, and places to go along with a 7-day challenge to make this actionable.

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Bonus: Check in with Past Guests (Part I)

On this episode, we’ll check in with some of your favorite past guests for an update since their episode aired. We’ll hear about what’s changed in their lives including some marriages, breakups, and reappearances. One anonymous guest even reveals his identity!

Bonus: Check in with Past Guests (Part II)

On this episode, we’ll check in with some more of your favorite past guests for an update since their episode aired. We’ll hear about what’s changed in their lives including some new relationships, opening lines, and self-revelations.

The future of online dating with VR

Will virtual reality revolutionize online dating, or will it further ruin our ability to connect? How will this next wave of tech help or hinder finding love? Vote for us to discuss this at South by Southwest here!

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