So, We Met Online…
By Erika and Chris
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
This is a podcast about the world online dating -- love, sex, and everything in between. Dating and relationship coach Erika Ettin and tech guru (and prolific dater) Chris Hood share stories and discuss the horrors and joys of today's dating culture, from both the male and female perspective, every other Sunday. From Tinder to eHarmony, first dates to marriage, kissing to sex... they leave no stone unturned. More at sowemetonline.com.
||ExplicitEpisode 40: It’s True – Men and Women Date Differently||Have you ever wondered whether men and women really do think differently when it comes to dating? You don’t have to wonder anymore. Erika and Chris break down how truly different their brains are when...||7/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 39: Is It Too Soon To Get Back Out There?||So many times, people get back out there before they are ready. Maybe it’s because they’re lonely, or maybe they think they should be ready based on some preconceived or arbitrary timeline. The reality is...||7/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 38: I Got Stood Up!||In this day and age, with technology everywhere we look, it’s easy to forget that people are, well, people. When you set up a date with someone, there’s a real person at the other end...||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 37: Gender Roles and Stereotypes in Dating||Dating is confusing. And in the #MeToo era, it’s even moreso. Not everyone has the same views on the gender roles, if there are any, in dating, yet many feel that someone should simply “know”...||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 36: Q&A 1 – Pre-Date Questions||Sometimes even before the first date, things can get confusing. What if you’re not sure how attracted to someone’s profile you are? What if you can’t get over an ex? What if you just don’t...||5/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 35: A Pet’s Place in Dating||Is Rover part of your dating life? How about little Whiskers? When it comes to dating, what role should your pet play? Guest Naomi shares her story, and then Erika And Chris each have some...||5/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 34: Dating in the #MeToo Era||The #MeToo movement has gone beyond giving a voice to those who have incurred sexual harassment or misconduct. It has also brought about social change and consequences. But, where does that leave us when it...||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 33: Money and Relationships||In any relationship, especially long-term, money can be a hot-button topic. What if one partner thinks an occasional splurge is appropriate, and the other doesn’t? Even the word “splurge” is subjective. It’s so important to...||4/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 32: Valentine’s Day!||Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our listeners. This week, Erika shares one of her own more memorable Valentine’s Day experiences, and then Chris and Erika discuss how dating can be different — and more...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 31: Is There a Dating Lemon Law?||You’re on a date. It’s not good. You want out. Is there ever a polite way to extricate yourself from a less-than-ideal date? Or, is it best to see it through? With a story from...||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 30: Politics, Religion, Equality… Oh My!||Are certain first date topics taboo? Should you get your deal-breakers out of the way early, or should you get to know someone a bit first? This week, we hear a story about religion, marriage...||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29: Q&A with Erika and Chris – Part III||What guidelines should we follow when sharing information about ourselves on a first date? Do you cover up your baggage or put it all on the table from the start? And how soon into a...||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28: Will I Meet the Old You or the New You?||Online dating is an interesting place where you promote yourself in any way you choose. We hope that people are being honest. Some are, and some aren’t. Today, Chris and Erika discuss what information to...||12/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27: You’re HOW old? Think Outside the Box When Searching Online||Sometimes online dating can feel like you’re ordering a pizza. Everything is laid out on a menu in front of you, and all you have to do is select what you want. But, when meeting...||12/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26: How far should things go?||When you’re dating someone new, it’s hard to know how fast (or slow) things should move… sexually. One person might have one idea, and the other may have the opposite idea. Or, maybe one person...||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25: Q&A with Erika and Chris – Part II||Want to know how to move from the dating app to the first date? Or, maybe you’re texting with a potential date, but the planning of the date itself has stalled? Erika and Chris are...||10/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24: Dating After Divorce||Getting back out there after a divorce? Have anxiety and fears about it? This week, Erika and Chris discuss what it’s like when someone starts dating again after having been married. And our guest, Tony,...||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23: How’s Your Dating App-titude?||Tinder got you down? Not getting responses from your Bumble matches? Sick of all of the matches on Hinge who just write “hey there” to you? On this week’s episode, Erika and Chris do a...||9/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22: Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?||Cheating. It’s never pleasant. There’s always more to the story. On today’s episode, Erika talks to Natalie about her experience, and then Erika and Chris discuss their takes on the nuances of cheating and relationships.||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21: Q&A with Erika and Chris||Want your burning (hopefully not literally!) dating questions answered? In this episode, Erika and Chris tackle some commonly asked dating questions, with both some timely advice and, of course, some crazy stories.||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: Ghosting, Benching, and Kittenfishing… Oh My!||Ghosting — the act of ending a relationship without actually ending it — is bad, and our guest Becca shares her experience. Then, Erika and Chris delve into other modern dating behaviors (and their “interesting”...||8/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: Oh, The Hair Down There||Manscaping, grooming, a landing strip or a Brazilian. There are so many ways to wear your hair… down there. For the Season 2 premier, Erika and Chris go a little deeper, discussing current trends in...||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 2: Here’s a Taste of What’s Coming||Are you looking for more dating stories? Got ’em! More sex? Got that too! More Crazy Cupcake Lady? Well, even we can’t outdo her. Erika and Chris are back for Season 2 of So, We...||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Remember these stories? Part 2||While Erika and Chris start planning for a new season of the show, we thought you’d enjoy listening to some of the highlights from the last few months. This week, Erika shares some of her...||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: Remember these stories? Part 1||While Erika and Chris start planning for a new season of the show, we thought you’d enjoy listening to some of the highlights from the last few months. This week, Chris shares some of his...||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: I can’t believe you asked that!||No one likes to be interviewed on a date. So what questions should you ask and what questions should never be asked when you begin to date someone new? Chris and Erika take both sides...||4/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Didn’t you read my profile?||You sign up for a dating site. You write a profile. You message some people. You plan the date. You assume that your date has read the profile you wrote. This seems like a natural...||4/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: Second Chances||How often have you considered giving someone a second chance? Does it work out the second time? When a relationship didn’t work out because of timing, distance or communication issues, we all seem to ponder...||4/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: Is this a date?||Someone asks you to do something… maybe it’s a drink, maybe a coffee, or maybe a trip to Disneyland. But, it is a date? Erika and Chris discuss how to know whether something is a...||4/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Is Chivalry Dead?||Ah, chivalry. Some people crave it. Some people hate it. Some people don’t even know what it is. Erika and Chris each share stories about chivalry… or lack thereof. Together they discuss if chivalry is...||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: You can’t change me!||The ability to change is important… but how much can–or should–someone change to be in a relationship? And, on the flipside, how much can–or should–you ask someone to change? Erika and Chris each have a...||3/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Textiquette||What should you say or not say over text to a date? How do you handle getting to know someone, arranging a date, or getting flirty? What about those shirtless selfies? Erika starts this episode...||3/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: You Stalked Me!||How much online “research” is too much… and do you tell the other person you did look them up before your date? Chris starts us off with a story about a woman he looked up...||3/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Who pays for the date?||You’re on a first date. The check comes. What happens next? In this episode, Erika and Chris discuss the ins and outs of paying for dates. Who does it? Is there an obligation for the...||2/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: To be or not to be… exclusive||Are you ready to have THE talk? Deciding to be exclusive with someone is a critical step in any relationship, especially in the world of online dating where options are limitless. Although there are no set rules...||2/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: A Real Profile Picture||Have you ever gone on a date and the person you meet is not what they look like in their profile picture? Unfortunately, it happens more often than we’d like. The horrors of fake, bad...||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: To Drink or Not to Drink?||This week we discuss when to drink or not to drink on a date. Although some people have a strict no drinking rule, for others, it’s an opportunity to share in an activity both people...||2/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Do’s and Don’ts for First Dates||Have you ever had one of those dates you wanted to bail in the first 10 minutes? Have you ever left a date? Most of us probably have. Whether it’s someone not being who they said...||1/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Let’s Talk About Sex Baby||Are you ready to talk about Sex baby? Well this is the episode for you. Listen to Erika and Chris discuss sex on the first date, when you should definitely not ask for sex, and...||1/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Ghosting vs. Saying Goodbye||ghost·ing ˈɡōstiNG/ (noun) The practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication. Have you ever been ghosted? Have you ghosted someone you were seeing? Join Erika and...||1/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: The Crazy World of Online Dating||Welcome to So, We Met Online. A new podcast that explores the world of online dating, from the first connection, to intimacy and everything in between. We invite you to register, subscribe and join us...||1/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Erika knows her stuff!
I've been following Erika for awhile now and she is incredible. I'm glad she finally got around to doing podcasts so I can learn more about how to use online dating more efficiently. Thanks!
Erika and Chris' inaugural podcast was informative and entertaining! I look forward to listening to their next episode on ghosting.
Interesting, informative and fun!