As always, they start with their updates. Ali is *accidentally* perpetrating CRIME and has an all-time phone throwing moment and Roark ran into an ex at a coffee shop.
Then, they have two amazing guest segments. First, Ariella Serur, @queerdatingcoach on Instagram, comes on the pod to have both an insightful and fun conversation. Ariella tells Ali & Roark all about her work as (you guessed it) a queer dating coach. They discuss how queer daters don’t have a “map” or “playbook” of norms like heteronormative daters do, and Ariella shares her “four quadrants” for how to meet people.
Then, Ali & Roark welcome in Roark’s friend Nicole, @nic_nak_cooks. Nicole is a gay woman dating in LA and brings wild stories from the dating front lines.
Mentioned This Week
- Ariella Serur, Queer Dating Coach.
- How To Tell If Someone’s Queer (And How To Connect Regardless). Sign up for Ariella’s email list to grab a copy of her popular ebook!
- Queer-focused dating apps: Her & Lex. The best apps for connecting with other LGBTQIA+ folks whether you’re looking for friends or your future lover.
- Share the load consent classes @consentwizard. “Holistic and embodied approach to consent that takes into account the gut-brain axis, polyvagal theory, trauma, and neurodiversity.”