Episode 1 - Bow Tie

In the Spring of 2011, fueled by a mixture of imminent-grad-school induced senioritis and a therapist-encouraged carpe diem, I sort of accidentally went on five first dates in seven days. Join me as I take you on a journey through the highs and lows—okay, let's be honest, largely lows—of modern dating. This is SERIAL DATER.

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Here is the goodbye scale I mentioned in Episode 1 - Bow Tie!

Here is the goodbye scale I mentioned in Episode 1 - Bow Tie!

You can find more info on the "poet named Vince"—Vincent Guerra—at www.vincentguerra.com.

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Episode 2 - The Pilot

Welcome back, friends! If you're new, go listen to Episode 1 first, which is right underneath this post. Don't worry. We'll wait.

Okay, everyone up to speed? Great. It's time for episode 2: The Pilot! In this episode, we get into how important the other person's job is when it comes to dating, the definition of "rat-a-tat," and why "good on paper" guys get such a tough rap. It's going to be fun!

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Thank you all so much for your support, and I hope you enjoy episode 2!!!

The Meeting Scale (for gays), as referenced in Episode 2 - The PIlot!

The Meeting Scale (for gays), as referenced in Episode 2 - The PIlot!

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Episode 3 - Argyle

Hey everybody! So glad to see you again! Unless this is your first time... I still feel like you should start with Episode 1, but you know what, I'm not going to tell you how to live your life. You do you.

So, Episode 3... Argyle. Oof. In this episode we talk about what makes for a bad date, some of our friends share their own dating war stories, we go on a short (but focused) rant about why writing is hard, and get love-shoved. 

As always, if you're a fan (even if you listen by coming to this web site and streaming or downloading the podcast) we'd super appreciate it if you'd take a few seconds to subscribe and/or leave a rating and review on iTunes and/or Stitcher. If you still have a few extra seconds and want to like our Facebook Page, follow and re-tweet us on Twitter, or do any other social media good-will, we will love you forever! 

For more information on Jennine Capó Crucet (my writing prof from this episode), check out her web site, www.jcapocrucet.com, and you can pre-order her upcoming novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, coming out this August!

You can find more info on the Sackett Street Writer's Workshop at their web site, http://sackettworkshop.com

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Episode 4 - The Texter

Hi everyone! Welcome back to SERIAL DATER for Episode 4! In this episode, we wax philosophic about communication, talk about how texting has affected dating, get inundated with text messages, and see a celebrity! At least, as someone who is a liberal minded thirty-year-old, we consider him a celebrity.

A couple of announcements! If you've been enjoying the music heard on SERIAL DATER, you should definitely check out the amazing people who are behind it, the synthpop collective PROM DATE. And if you're in the Midwest/South, they're going on a huge tour this spring! Definitely go and check them out—they are the definition of rad!

Also, friend of the podcast and voice of the dates, Adam Enright, will be performing in NYC in June as part of 2SCOOPS, the recently reunited, entirely fictional 90's R&B Girl Group. You should follow them on Twitter and grab a ticket to their show at Joe's Pub. They are amazing! 

To read more hilarious interpretations of text messages, check out Katie Heaney's "Between The Texts" column on The Hairpin. I've linked to the earliest one here, but there are dozens more, so be sure to set aside a good chunk of time because these are hilarious. 

As always, any social media love you can give us makes us so, so, so happy! And we take it in any form, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, whatevr! See what I did there? Also, any ratings/reviews you have time to write on iTunes or Stitcher are also enormously appreciated! Thanks friends!

From Episode 4, the Threat of Text Message Misinterpretation System

From Episode 4, the Threat of Text Message Misinterpretation System

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Episode 5 - Matt

Hey peeps! Episode 5 is here! In this episode we get in touch with our inner moron, get into the semiotic weeds, fly on eight different airplanes and accidentally do a Dan Savage impression! 

Also, our Music Besties PROM DATE are still on tour! Make sure you check their Facebook page for dates and updates.

And, if you haven't secured your tickets to 2SCOOPS (i.e., voice-of-the-dates, Adam Enright) at Joe's Pub, then, we don't even know what you're doing with your life.

As always, if you can, any sharing/liking on Facebook, following/retweeting on Twitter, liking/reblogging on Tumblr, it GIVES US STRENGTH! Plus we hear it's good for your skin. Oh, and leaving a rating and review on iTunes or Stitcher will make your hair shinier. 


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Episode 6 - The Parting Glass

Hi Everyone! OMG it's the last episode! In this episode we move to Florida and go to Rehab, investigate ourselves, and learn a lot about zippers. 

You can find Kyle Munzenrieder's hilarious description of the "The Ten Distinct States That Make Up Florida" in the Miami New Times by clicking here.

If you've enjoyed the podcast, you can support us in the following ways!

1) Consider joining or donating to the National Marrow Donor Program at www.bethematch.org. We should note that, right now, gay men (i.e., men who have had sex with other men in the last five years) are ineligible to join the registry. If you'd like to see this policy changed, you can sign the petition at www.bonemarrowpetition.org

2) Please support the musicians who generously donated their music to the podcast! You can find PROM DATE's album, Portraits at www.promdatemusic.com. Also, if you are in Chicago on 5/1 or Memphis on 5/3, make sure you catch Prom Date on Tour this week! Head to their web site for more info.  You can find SCOTT JAMES' album, Destinesia, at www.scottjamesmusic.com. Scott is also performing this Friday, 5/1, 6pm, at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City.

3) If you'd like to directly support SERIAL DATER, first and foremost, make sure you share, tweet, and reblog about us on all the platforms! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr! If you'd like to kick us a few bucks to help with production costs and to encourage future podcasting, click here or on the Donate link at the top of the page.

There are still tickets to voice-of-the-dates Adam Enright's show, 2SCOOPS at Joe's Pub on Monday, June 8th at 9:30pm. Click here for tickets, and follow 2SCOOPS on Twitter.

Posted on November 8, 2018 .