On Episode 7 - Dying alone, Max, Charlie, and Sommer open about their fears of being alone and dying alone. Do they drive us to seek out relationships and compromise our standards?
Humans are tribal animals. We gather in groups and maintain societies. We have an inherent desire to pair off. We fear dying alone so much so that we spend most of our lives finding a mate. Do we make allowances for finding a mate due to our fears of dying alone and are we settling?
Guest: Our episode guest is Jon, founder, and co-host of the wickedly irreverent and popular Dallas podcast Secretly Timid.
Dating Quiz: Our episode dating quiz, "Are You Going to Die Alone? from BuzzFeed.
Dating Challenge: This episode's dating challenge is to consider if we make dating and relationship decisions because we fear being alone. Dating Book/Article Review: We review two books on this episode! "All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation” by Rebecca Traister and "Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own” by Kate Bolik.
Call to Action: We are driven by our primitives and desire connection. That drive can be so strong that we can harbor a fear of dying alone. Can we remove that fear within us and go on to build rewarding relationships that are fulfilling. The choice is yours.
"A man's dying is more his survivor's affair than his own." -Thomas Mann
Shout Out: Our guest Jon gives a shout out to his show Secretly Timid!
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