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Ep. 20 - Development

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

On episode 20 - Development, we explore late bloomers, early starters, and ugly ducklings in dating and relationships. 

We all grow up and bloom at different stages.  Some of us grow into our own later in life. Some of us mature early.  Some grow up the beauty queen and others as the ugly duckling.  These experiences make an impact on our lives when it comes to relationships, dating, and sex.  Either way, there are growing pains involved whether we start dating while we are young or dive in when we are older.

Brooklyn Steele is back and shares intimately about his current relationship.  Max reaches out to Tom one last time for a date but doesn't hear back.  He embarrasses himself by texting the wrong guy about a pool party and lastly, Max has a disappointing update about the guy he was talking to.  Beau is along for the ride. 

Brooklyn Steel Quotes for this episode:

"Relationships are possible. Find revenues to make your relationship better."

"Do no self destruct but reconstruct."

The gang discusses their newfound Netflix's show "Sex Education" with Gillian Anderson. Maxwell's rare lady crush is Gillian Anderson since her The X-Files days as Agent Scully.

Check out "Sex Education" on Netflix.

Guest: Pam Edwards from Dallas is our guest dating guru.

Dating Book/Article Review: "Ugly Duckling Syndrome: Why It's So Hard For A Late Bloomer To Find Love” by Jennifer Miller from Elite Daily. 

Call to Action: Jock, cheerleader, nerd, ugly duckling, late bloomer– all conjure up numerous ideas of growing up and development. We have crushes and start dating in early adulthood, and yet others, for whatever reason, do not encounter dating and sex until later in life. It comes down to the fact that we all blossom at different stages but nonetheless we blossom.  Will we continue to relive those experiences and stereotypes in our love life or can we embrace who we are and celebrate that we truly blossom? That this is what makes us lovable and beautiful in our relationships? The choice is yours.

Episode Quote:

“Flowers didn’t ask to be Flowers and I didn’t ask to be me.” -Kurt Vonnegut

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Music featured on this episode:

Moonrise by Savfk Original music by Savfk (  The music in this video is licensed under a ‘Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)’. You can find the link to that license here:

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