How do we even begin to find true love in a messy world of online dating, ghosting, and benching? Matchmaker Dr. Frankie Bashan tells us why people are using real-live intermediaries like herself to get dates. Etiquette expert Daniel Post Senning takes on the intricacies of Tinder etiquette.
And Lifehacker’s food editor Claire Lower mixes up a sexy three-ingredient cocktail.
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In This Episode
Intro (0:00 – 4:53)
In which Alice and Melissa discuss the concepts of “benching” and “bread crumbing,” and whether dating is really worse now than it used to be back in the olden days, when Alice was single.
The Interview, With Dr Frankie Bashan (5:01 – 30:20)
We talk to Dr. Frankie about setting appropriate expectations in your dating life, what should and should not be a deal-breaker, and how to survive online dating—or forgo the internet meat market and find people in real life.
Three-Ingredient Cocktail: The Martini (32:30 – 35:05 )
Claire thinks there’s nothing more seductive than a perfect martini, and who are we to argue?
Tech Etiquette: How Should One Behave on Tinder? (35:15 – 51:42)
In this segment, managing editor Virginia K. Smith talks to Daniel Post Senning, Emily Post’s great-great-grandson and the co-host of the Awesome Etiquette Podcast, about how to behave on Tinder. Listen up, Tinder ghosting enthusiasts! (Ghosts? Ghosters?)
Upgrade of the Week (51:49 – 55:20)
Every week we talk about one tiny thing that’s making a big difference in our lives. This week: Where to buy great plants on Etsy, cutting way back on alcohol consumption, and embracing the flats-wearing lifestyle after being inspired by this fashion blogger.