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Steady is a call-in show that tackles dating and relationship advice in the digital age. Virginia helps callers demystify Tinder, texting, and other tricky topics. She's friendly and approachable, but will yell at you for posting bathroom mirror selfies in your dating profile. Call in live at 8 ET on Thursdays at 512-518-5714, leave a voicemail at 512-766-LOVE (5683), or write in! Hosted by Virginia Roberts.
||Clean29: Spreadsheets and Sapiosexuals||Virginia speaks with Valerie Aurora about online dating from a feminist perspective. They tackle how spreadsheets can help you to a happy dating life, how the term "sapiosexual" is a giant red flag, and so much more.||12/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28: Squeezing the Sponge||Virginia talks with Tiffany Arment about marriage quirks and knowing when you've found the one.||11/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27: The Emotional Roller Coaster of Online Dating||Virginia chats with an anonymous caller about the emotional roller coaster of online dating. They immediately get off-topic discussing tips and tricks to make a better go of OkCupid and Tinder, plus some real-life dating encouragement!||11/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26: Introducing Your Partner to Your Hobbies||Virginia talks with her husband Grant again about introducing her to his hobby, career, and passion—video games. How do you share something you love with someone who doesn't also love it (yet)? How do you balance having dissimilar interests? How do you||10/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25: Awkward Dates Leading to Awesome Marriages||Virginia talks with her husband Grant about how they first met, playing the field vs. settling down, and their awkward bumbling first date (which eventually led to a great marriage).||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: When to Discuss Mental Illness in Dating?||Virginia talks with Robert about when and how to reveal mental health issues in dating. Too soon, and we risk scaring people away. Too late, and it can feel like a breach of trust. How can we find that sweet spot?||10/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: Simulating Normal Married Life||Virginia takes a question from Kara, who's in a long-distance relationship with her fiancé in Norway. She tackles how to have more fun during weekend visits and how to prepare for eventual married life together.||10/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: Churchy-Churchy||What do do when you're a liberal atheist trapped in the Bible Belt, plus how to get better online dating pics!||9/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: Snail Mail Love Letters||Virginia takes a call from Gayle, who's conflicted about a man she can only contact via snail mail. How frustratingly romantic!||9/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: Long Distance Relationship Dilemma||Virginia takes a call from Gary about long distance relationships. He swore he'd never be in one... and so did the gal he's talking to long distance! :) How long should they carry on like this?||9/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: Polyamory, Cheating, and Trust||Virginia and Jon talk about the Ashley Madison hack, cheating, and polyamory. How do you know if you're poly? Can poly people be in monogamous relationships? What about insecurity, jealousy, trust, communication, and various ways of identifying as poly?||8/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: Deleted Within Hours||Virginia talks with caller Ali about online dating while bi, how most apps for women dating women are terrible, and some creative strategies Ali can try to up her online dating game with funny pictures.||8/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: Got kids?||Virginia talks about dating people who have kids. How should parents try to find dates? How should you talk about your kids? Should we all consider dating someone else who has kids?||8/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: How to talk about work||Virginia tackles how to talk about your job in online dating—whether your work makes you seem boring or fascinating, quirky or valiant... plus some site-specific pitfalls and strategies to disclose unemployment.||8/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: A Balancing Act||Virginia takes listener questions about how and when to ask someone out, even if they've kinda sorta rejected you already (twice).||7/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: Feeling responsible for other people's feelings||Virginia talks with comedian Lynn Bixenspan about Twitter, feelings, online identity, comedy, feminism, harassment, catharsis, therapy, online dating, and how everyone seems to be polyamorous these days.||7/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: I Will Be Hungry||Virginia and Jen discuss the pesky trend of coffee and drink dates versus actual dinner dates, and how to upgrade to actual food without seeming demanding.||7/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: #Mansplaining||Virginia tackles the tricky topic of mansplaining, especially as it relates to online dating. In a mostly heteronormative world. With a feminist perspective.||6/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Quality Over Quantity||Virginia gets schooled about happn, and helps a caller figure out how to express more of her real personality and energy so she stops going on boring dates with more passive guys.||6/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: I'm 5'5" and I Mean It||Virginia talks with Andrew Moudry about online dating to beat depression and Coffee Meets Bagel, plus the Eternal Flakeout Cycle and what we can do about it!||6/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Left Ungoogled||Virginia talks with Lindsay Blackwell about Googling your dates. Should you? For what information? What should you conclude from the results? What about Googling pictures? Is there a way to remain un-Google-able? All this and more!||5/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Permission to Nudge||Virginia takes on listener questions about running into real-life connections online, reconnecting when we get in relationship ruts, and OkCupid's mysterious match questions!||5/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Username: "MykeHurley"||Virginia chats with Myke Hurley of Relay.fm about how he met his girlfriend via OkCupid. They discuss usernames, who writes to whom, the stress of creating a profile, when to delete one's online dating account, and much more!||5/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: A Quagmire of Awkwardness||Virginia tackles questions about awkward Match.com icebreakers, obviously automated OkCupid messages, grammar mistakes in online dating, and communicating a desire for polyamory.||5/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Stefan, Continued||Virginia gets into in-depth follow up from Stefan's voicemail last week. They tackle online dating nuances, speed dating, chatting with folks in bars, and barternatives.||4/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Episode 4||Virginia takes a voicemail from a caller who quit smoking, plus questions about OkCupid, and the StartUp Podcast season about online dating startup The Dating Ring.||4/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: You Have to Tell a Story||Virginia takes a call from a guy with a bad Lulu review, and answers questions about breakups and OkCupid.||4/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: It May Be Too Vague||Virginia talks about her own experience as a caller on an advice show, and welcomes questions via Twitter or email. She tackles a Twitter question about whether it's OK to have other people in your online dating pictures and more.||4/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: You Can Text in the Bathtub||Virginia takes calls from a single guy frustrated by writing online dating messages, a single gal sick of spending her time trying to meet strangers in front of a computer, and more.||3/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30: You're Doing Better Than You Think||Virginia chats with a caller about her lack of online dating success... and how she's actually not doing all that bad. Plus, how to set expectations if your career keeps you away from those Tinder messages!||1/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Online dating advice from somebody who’s not a grease ball!
intriguing, insightful, and fun to listen to
I'm so excited someone out there is having interesting conversations about the crazy, dynamic world of online dating. Virginia talks with callers in a fun, friendly way that, to me, sounds like she really cares about providing useful feedback. As listeners of the show, we gain the benefit of being in the discussion as people ask questions and share their experiences. Virginia, I've been rooting for you to find a way to bring your message and expertise to the world ever since I heard your first conversation with Dan Benjamin on the Quit show. It looks like you've done it and I can't wait for the next Steady episodes.
I had success with online dating, meeting my wife on OkCupid several years ago. If you need the kind of good advice to help you meet a life partner, Virginia's new show is the place to go! The first episode already addressed some of the mistakes I had to figure out the hard way, and you can call in and ask any question you have about dating and relationships. I had a chance to listen live, and the chat room is additionally a fun community. I appreciated that she also took a call from a married person seeking more general relationship advice.