The Dating Digital Podcast
Summary: Dating Digital Podcast (DDP) is a casual conversation about dating, online dating, and the role social media plays in relationships these days. Even if you didn’t meet online, the connected world plays a huge role in how we communicate with our potential and long term partners.
We tackle the elephant in the room with new relationships. When are you exclusive? How do you bring it up?
We cover the pros and cons of Skype dates, distribute some pointers and do a mini review of a Skype speed dating site.
2012 is here. If you're no stranger to online dating you've probably already noticed a whole bunch of new people signing up for online dating. We'll give you the skinny on what to expect. If you happen to be one of those people, this episode is for you...
The holidays are back! It's that time of year were the dating world is divided in to those of us who are in relationships and those of us who are not. Unless of course you're in holiday dating limbo. If you're heading into the holidays arm in arm or standing hopeful under the mistletoe this episode is for you! We think the holidays are the most romantic time of year. Our email section explodes this week with not one, not two , but three stories of people finding love online. Thanks to everyone who sent us their story. Our next episode will hit the Internet in early January, a time of year where many people are making promises to themselves to get out there and try new things. We thought it would be a good time to get back to basics and fill you in on how to get started in online dating. If you're new to the whole online dating scene and have questions or want us to give you some tips on your profile, drop us a line!
The DDP dating-port. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. OK, that may be a bit overboard, but this week on DDP we're talking about those people who are less than truthful on their online dating profiles. The guys that want you to think they are far nicer than they really are. The girls that just fishing for compliments and have no intention of actually meeting you in person. And of course, fake profiles, liars and cheaters. Sometimes the deception is less drastic, and sometimes even unintentional. We cover it all. Looking ahead to episode 27, the holidays are once again on our doorstep. We've covered dating over the holidays on DDP before. This year we're hoping to have a lot of listener-driven content. So, send in those emails! The Dating Digital Podcast Show Notes Episode No.: 026 Episode Title: Liar Liar Pants On Fire Recorded: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Show Sponsor: StarcrossedOnline.com Podcast Summary If you happen to be new to our show, the Dating Digital Podcast or DDP for short is a show where we talk about dating, online dating, and the role social media plays in relationships these days. Even if you didn’t meet on the Internet, the digital world plays a huge role in the way we communicate and the way we date. Episode Topic Fakes, Liars, Scum and Villainy. Links, Online Interest & Articles Tineye.com Check the meta data attached to a photo to see if it’s fake. Some online dating is all well and good until your number comes up by Josey Vogels EMAIL ---------- Danny from Texas writes: Hey Laura and Joel, I recently broke off a 3 year relationship (bad terms, cheater). I right away went to Plenty of Fish. I am turned off by just about every girl on there. Do you think its too early? Does the fact that 3 years of my love life went into this and all my tastes and expectations are almost impossible to meet? I am very optimistic so I have no doubt that I will get over her eventually and I will continue living my life to the fullest. I used to play the date doctor back in high school. I was "Hitch" before the movie. I know all the dating secrets and rules. However as "Hitch" did in the movie, when it comes to me, I am lost. All the relationships I have had in the past have been accidents. Some advice I give is "You always find love when you stop looking for it." And so far it has been true. So help a fellow pro dater out. Did i just get a bad taste of digital dating? Should i stick with it? Should I stop looking even I'm in desperate need to fill this void? Not being in the dating scene for 3 years can throw someone off their senses pretty bad. Thanks for the advice. Danny from Texas ---------- NEXT EPISODE Holiday dating is back... Yay? We’ve covered holiday dating on DDP before. As a matter of fact, it was one of Laura’s guest spots before she came on board full time. This time we want to have more listener driven content. We want to know what you think about being single, dating and relationship situations around the holidays. So, send us those emails! Episode No. 27 might be a live show. So, we can take live Tweets, and have a chat room going. iTunes Reviews Subscribe to The Dating Digital Podcast on iTunes! One of the best ways for our podcast to reach new listeners is via the reviews in the iTunes Store. If you like the show, give us a rating and leave us a review and we might share your thoughts on the next episode. Just like... braska698 Awesome podcast keep up the good work! Contact DDP Email email@example.com Twitter @ddpodcast Facebook facebook.com/datingdigital Google+ “The Dating Digital Podcast” ______________________________ Until next time, thanks for listening! ~ Joel & Laura
The end of summer is wedding season. Sometimes they bleed over into Fall, but the pinnacle always seems to be Labor Day Weekend. The anual wedding bonanza is sort of hard to ignore. So, we decided to dedicate a whole show to weddings and dating. Laura Lundquist has joined DDP as the new c0-host and Joel's sister Andrea stopped by to share her wedding experiences too. DDP episode 25 marks the first episode in our new show schedule of once a month. We had to record a bit early for the October show due to some work related travel in Laura's schedule, but we will be sitting down to record episode 26 for November when she's back. This month, we received some great email from listeners Andrew and Kevin, including a suggestion on a new segment! Profile Reviews. We will continue to announce topic ideas here on the blog for upcoming episodes but please feel free to email us your ideas and feedback.
On this timely episode of DDP, we talk about some back to school online dating and social media tips, Joel has some updates for Facebook and POF iPhone app users and Lara digs into some Facebook discretions. Jules Faulkner from Promises Promises writes in to ask, "What's in a name?" and Daniel from South Africa has an update on his online dating experience. Make sure you listen to the end of the episode, where Joel and Lara have some announcements to make about some changes happening with the show.
Just a quick post to get the show out there for you folks. Sorry for the delay!
Happy birthday to DDP! We've been at this podcasting schtick for a whole year now. Wow, time flies! This week on DDP, Lara has some exciting news about a new podcasting gig: commandN is a video podcast that runs twice a month (like us!) and showcases current trends in social media and tech. On DDP this ep we dig into our lists of potential date movies - mostly home video choices but feel free to draw parallels with might be in theatres - you can't forget the classics!* Let us know if we missed a favorite date movie on your list. Email is a convenient way to communicate, but we don't always want to share our address with everyone we meet. Keep your email identity a secret as you get to know someone new. We'll tell you how. *DDP is not responsible for any arguments that ensue over David Bowie's pants.
Lara is on vacation this week so we have a new guest host for DDP epsiosde 21. Angela and Joel dig into summer dating. It gets a little Canadian specific, but you'll get the gist. We also talk about SceneTap, a new service mentioned in a recent article by Amber McArthur, geared for venues like bars and clubs that collects data on patrons and sends stats out to would be visitors. Listener email, contributor contest... and pink snow suits. Our Facebook Question from Episode 19 is still open! Let us know what you think: "Do you use/prefer a mobile app for online dating over a website?" Show Notes for episode 21 below… DDP Ep. 021 Show Notes On DDP episode numero veintiuno Joel and guest host Angela talk about… Our Facebook poll, where we ask if people are using mobile dating apps in addition to traditional websites - at the moment about 60% of respondents said both, and the remainder said just websites. Then Joel and Angela talk about their thoughts on dating in the summer (if you said you love hiking on your online profile, now's the time to show that you mean it!), discuss the SceneTap app, which uses facial recognition technology to let you know the gender and age balance at the local bar (starting off in Chicago only), and talk about listener emails from South Africa on the subject of visual impairment and dating, and a new listener who is surprised to find out that many guys online are more religious than she would have expected, so she's curious about how we feel about dealbreakers. You can enter our ongoing contest to win a Starcrossed (link below) print just by emailing us or leaving us a review in the iTunes store - one entry per time we hear from you - and you choose the comic! You can write us, find us on Twitter (@ddpodcast, @joelduggan,@larakillian), send us an mp3 voicemail, all the traditional stuff. Send your email to: datingdigital-at-gmail-dot-com. Please leave us a review in the iTunes store, and check out Joel’s comic at StarcrossedOnline. You can also find us on Facebook. Thanks for listening!
This week we talk a bit more about mobile apps for online dating, including a first look at Jazzed.com, a new dating site with a new mobil app. BeautifulPeople.com kicks 30,000 "ugly" members to the curb, but we have some ideas on how to pick up your socks and go on some cheap dates. And, could the person you're chatting with online not be a person at all? Brockett Vola from The Biggest Fan Podcast writes us with a very interesting story of true digital dating. Don't miss the details on our new email and review contest! Once again Joel is giving away a free print of his comic Starcrossed to a lucky DDP listener who contributes to the show via email, MP3 voicemail, or by leaving a review in the iTunes store. Last but not least, our Facebook Question from Episode 19 is still open! Let us know what you think: "Do you use/prefer a mobil app for online dating over a website?" Show Notes for episode 20 below… DDP Ep. 020 Show Notes On DDP episode numero veinte Joel and Lara talk about… Summer has finally arrived in Atlantic Canada, believe it or not! We can stop complaining about the rain now. We mention our current Facebook poll, which asks if you've ever used a mobile app for a dating site (poll now closed). We talk about our own experience with mobile apps for dating. We talk about Beautifulpeople.com, which recently let 30,000 members go because they weren't attractive enough (apparently a hack allowed people to get on the site without going through the usual vetting process); the entire thing sounds crazy! Lara also saw a link to an interesting blog with 365 ideas for cheap dates, and though it's local to Los Angeles, there are lots of great ideas for saving money and still having fun while you get to know someone new. You can enter our ongoing contest to win a Starcrossed (link below) print just by messaging us or leaving us a review in the iTunes store - one entry every time we hear from you - and you can choose any comic you want! You can write us, find us on Twitter (@ddpodcast, @joelduggan,@larakillian), send us an mp3 voicemail, all the traditional stuff. Send your email to: datingdigital-at-gmail-dot-com. Please leave us a review in the iTunes store, and check out Joel’s comic at StarcrossedOnline. You can also find us on Facebook. Thanks for listening!
Joel gives eHarmony the axe, Lara talks TEDxNovaScotia and we want to know, "Do you date on your phone?"
In DDP episode 18 we reveal the results of our Facebook relationship status poll, pick a winner of our email contest draw, and talk more social media. Thanks to everyone who wrote in over the past few episodes! We will definitely be doing more contests and give aways in the future, so stay tuned. Also, we talk Twitter romance, Angela S wants you to keep your shirt on, Shauna J bloodies things up and Andrea C introduces us to "The Starer." Last, but not least, we have a new question poll up on our Facebook page. Let us know what you think about social media and dating.
Special guest host Laura (@lauralundquist) is back to talk eHarmony! We break down the hefty pay site brick by brick, give our two cents on "must haves" and "can't stands" and expose some flaws of the patented Compatibility Matching System. If you're t...
We dive into quite a bit of feedback from our listeners about our first real Facebook discussion on the podcast. There are definitely some dos and don'ts to be taken away from these shared experiences. Lara also breaks down the initial results form our Facebook status survey. If you would like to take part, you can answer the very simple survey question right here. Details on our now extended email contest, upcoming topic for episode 17 and news on the return of a special guest host are all found within. Don't miss out! Show Notes for episode 16 below… DDP Ep. 016 Show Notes On DDP episode numero dieciséis we talk about… Being busy as per usual. Lara’s upcoming trip to Belize (woo hoo!). That said, we’re postponing the draw for our contest (all you have to do is email us to win a Starcrossed comic of your choice!) until episode 18 because that’s when Lara will be back. Our lovely guest host Laura will be filling in for episode 17, when she and Joel will talk about eHarmony. So there’s still time to email us and get entered into the contest! Thanks to everyone who has taken our super fast survey so far! The single question we asked is “How do you feel about changing your relationship status on Facebook?” The results at this point are that 5% of respondents are very comfortable sharing their relationship status on FB, 40% say sometimes, but you should talk to the person first to make sure they’re comfortable, and 55% said that they prefer to keep their relationship status private. Right on. We also talk briefly about the additional comments people left us, and appreciate hearing from you! We’re also wondering if and how people are using FB to date or scout out new potential dates. Let us know! Does it make more sense to check out your friends’ photos and look for potential people of interest that your friend could introduce you do? Always a risk that they’re taken already, but at least you know they’re in your network and you can probably get some insider information about them and your potential compatibility. We also talk about a Match.com FB app Joel stumbled across called Matchmaker - Is relying on a friend to recommend potential matches better than trusting the algorithm on a dating website? LINKS DU JOUR Lara talks about a blog post she stumbled across recently from Twitter user @thoughtcatalog, which has a really humorous take on “Who has it worse, Men or Women?” when it comes to online dating. MESSAGES We heard from Nick P. via The LoveBytes Podcast, who wrote about joining PoF to try to expand his dating pool, only to be frustrated pretty quickly by having trouble actually getting a potential date to respond to his invitation to meet in person. We talk about some of the ways to try to avoid the feeling of being stood up. ------------------- Cynthia N. from Halifax dropped us a line to mention she was catching up with some older eps of DDP and heard us wondering about all that cigarette smoking on MadMen - she used to work in theater and knows that many actors use herbal cigarettes (sometimes cloves ones but they’re stronger smelling) instead of tobacco ones - and she’s fairly confident that’s what they use on MadMen. She also remembered reading an interview with John Hamm, who plays Don Draper, about how he used to smoke, had quit before starting the show, and has picked it back up again (real cigs) because it’s just too easy to do! ------------------- Scott left us a message to tell us a story about how Facebook has fit into his dating life. He relates the way he used it with the last girl he was interested in, and admits to doing a lot of poking around reading her posts and reading between the lines and looking to see if she had mentioned him. Not a good idea, he says, and we agree! There’s too much temptation to snoop on someone you’re dating, and maybe you won’t be happy with what you find out! ---------------------