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Ep. 1 - Dallas

Updated: May 15, 2020

Max, Charlie, and Sommer get together at thedallasgeek Studios in Dallas, Texas to record their next episode on Dallas - The Big D.

Maxwell Anders, Charlie Gold, and S0mmer Bailey discuss their dating experiences in Dallas-The Big D and welcome their first guest on the show, Ben the Soldier.

Catching up on the last week's dating encounters...

Sommer went on three tinder dates. One guy ordered nothing and just sat there the whole time! What does it say if he/she does not order anything? Another guy complained about this job and life the whole time. We all have a negative side but there is something to be said about bringing your best foot forward on the first date. Was he just looking for free therapy? The third guy was the best date of the three. They had a romantic dinner at Bolsa in the Bishop Arts District. However, he is planning on moving in a month! He had such game that he invited her. Will she go?

Max is continuing his journey of self-love and self-exploration. He joined a Facebook group called "Gay Man Thriving" which is a company that works with gay men tired of being alone. He joined their 5 Day Challenge which focused on empowerment and daily affirmations. Think of it as a vision board for love, dating, and self hotness. Max and his buddy Daniel went to Stereo Live in Dallas to danced the night away to the rhythms of DJ Ummet Ozcan where they talked to a few cute guys and had a great time!

Charlie and went on a date at Toasted in Dallas next to Milk Cream on Lower Greenville Ave.

This week's topic of discussion is Dallas and dating in an urban center. Dallas – Dating in an Urban Center. How do you feel about the dating scene in Dallas? Where do you go out to meet other singles in Dallas? Does Dallas or other cities have their own singles and dating scene style?

Max, Charlie, and Sommer love brunch and coffee at Meddlesome Moth and Ascension in the Design District. We have had great friend dates in Bishop Arts for events such as Bastille Day and Christmas in July. Other great locations in Dallas are Mockingbird Station, Shops at Park Lane, Bishops Arts, Uptown, West Village, Lower Greenville Ave, Lakewood, Design District, The Katy Trail, and White Rock Lake.

Dating Challenge: There are so many venues and opportunities to meet people In Dallas or in any city for that matter. Last week, we focused on getting out of our comfort zone and go up and talking to someone we normally wouldn’t consider for ourselves or them. This week’s dating challenge is to explore and try new locales or scenes that we are not familiar with. We are single so maybe trying something new might be a breath of fresh air.

Max, Charlie, and Sommer then go into their dating experiences in the city and what they hope to get from their show and sharing their love lives.

Guest: Ben the Soldier was our first guest on the show! He shared what makes him an international dating D....errr guru. He filled us in on an embarrassing dating encounter with a tatted girl at Houlihan's in Addison, Texas, and how he bowed out gracefully when he wasn't feeling the connection. How do you handle a date that isn't going anywhere?

Dating Quiz: The dating quiz this week is This Dating Test Will Reveal What People Find Most Attractive About You from Buzzfeed Inc. Check out the quiz yourself and let us know how you did.

Dating Book/Article Review: Sommer introduces the article of the week Guide to Dating in Dallas Without Tinder or Dating Apps from Thrillist. There are some great suggestions such as

  • Turn friendly competition into friendly conversation

  • Get our of your comfort zone with improv

  • Tap into young professionals groups

  • Charity events bring good karma

  • Explore new parts of the city

  • Make new friends during a bar crawl

  • Learn something new at bar trivia nights

  • Let your guard down and grab dinner solo

Call to action: Our romantic lives could be enriched and embolden if we add to the tapestry of our lives and get out of the molds we so strongly cling to. The choice is yours.

Episode Quote: “What Makes You Vulnerable Makes You Beautiful.” – Brene Brown

Music featured on this episode:

Happy Hornet by reusenoise (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.

Wayo wayo, Danca Danca... by reiswerk (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: Andres Franco

Shiro (Kirkoid Mix) by Kirkoid (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.

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