Almost Good Advice Part IX

Almost Good Advice Part IX

Update: 2024-05-301
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This episode of the Ben and Ashley I, Almost Famous podcast dives into listener questions about dating and relationships. Ashley and Ben discuss the importance of communication and vulnerability in relationships, particularly when it comes to sharing past experiences and dating goals. They also offer advice on how to navigate the awkwardness of dating after a long-term relationship, emphasizing the importance of being open and honest with potential partners. The episode concludes with a discussion about the appropriate number of dates to give someone before deciding if you're interested, with Ben and Ashley sharing their personal experiences and perspectives on the topic.

Outlines

00:00:00
Introduction

This Chapter introduces the Betrayal podcast and its new season, featuring a shocking story of deception. It also mentions other podcasts on the iHeartRadio app, including More Better with Stephanie and Melissa, Part Time Genius, and Afghan Star.

00:01:58
Almost Good Advice: Flowers and Dating Goals

This Chapter features a listener question about whether to tell a new partner that she appreciates receiving flowers. Ben and Ashley discuss the importance of communication and the potential for expectations to become burdensome in relationships. They also address a listener's question about how to bring up past relationships and dating goals with a new partner, emphasizing the importance of vulnerability and open communication.

00:30:33
Dating Advice for the Inexperienced

This Chapter features a listener question about dating advice for someone who is single for the first time as an adult and has limited dating experience. Ashley and Ben share their personal experiences with dating and offer advice on how to navigate the awkwardness and intimidation that can come with dating. They emphasize the importance of being open and honest with potential partners and encourage listeners to embrace the learning process.

00:32:22
The Three-Date Rule

This Chapter features a discussion about the appropriate number of dates to give someone before deciding if you're interested. Ben and Ashley share their personal experiences and perspectives on the topic, with Ben advocating for a two-date rule and Ashley suggesting that three dates is a more reasonable approach.

Keywords

Betrayal Podcast
A podcast that explores stories of deception and betrayal, featuring real-life accounts of infidelity, manipulation, and other forms of betrayal.

More Better with Stephanie and Melissa
A podcast hosted by actresses Stephanie Beatriz and Melissa Fumero, exploring topics related to self-care, friendship, and personal growth.

Part Time Genius
A podcast hosted by Will Pearson and Mango, exploring a wide range of topics through a lens of curiosity and humor, answering questions about history, science, and pop culture.

Afghan Star
A podcast that tells the story of how a group of people brought music back to Afghanistan by creating their own version of American Idol, highlighting the challenges and triumphs of the Afghan people.

Dating Advice
Advice and tips on navigating the world of dating, including how to communicate effectively, set boundaries, and manage expectations.

Relationship Communication
The process of effectively communicating with a partner, including expressing needs, sharing feelings, and resolving conflicts.

Vulnerability in Relationships
The ability to be open and honest with a partner, sharing personal experiences and feelings, which can strengthen trust and intimacy.

Dating After a Long-Term Relationship
The challenges and opportunities of dating after ending a long-term relationship, including navigating feelings of insecurity, adjusting to single life, and finding new connections.

Three-Date Rule
A guideline for dating that suggests giving someone three dates before deciding if you're interested, allowing for a more comprehensive understanding of their personality and compatibility.

Q&A

  • How can I tell my new partner that I appreciate receiving flowers without making it seem like an expectation?

    You can gently suggest that you appreciate small gestures like flowers, but avoid making it a demand. Instead, focus on expressing your appreciation for thoughtful gifts and let your partner know that you value their efforts to make you feel special.

  • How do I bring up my past relationship and dating goals with a new partner without making it awkward?

    Choose a comfortable setting and time to have a conversation. Be honest and open about your past experiences, but focus on what you've learned and what you're looking for in a relationship now. It's important to be vulnerable and allow your partner to share their own experiences as well.

  • What advice would you give someone who is dating for the first time as an adult and feels intimidated?

    Embrace the learning process and be open to new experiences. Don't be afraid to be yourself and share your experiences, even if you feel awkward. Remember that everyone has been on bad dates, and it's all part of the journey to finding the right person.

  • How many dates should you give someone before deciding if you're interested?

    There's no one-size-fits-all answer, but Ben and Ashley suggest giving someone at least two or three dates to get a better sense of their personality and compatibility. It's important to be honest with yourself and your potential partner about your feelings and to avoid leading anyone on.

Show Notes

Ben and Ashley are back to share some unqualified advice and help listeners with their questions!


Find out the etiquette for gift giving in a relationship, what you should reveal about your exes to your partner, and we hear some awkward dating stories that will make you cringe!

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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