People tend to allude to wanting a long term relationship, yet lack the crucial skills needed for actually having one. In today’s episode, Holly and Ethan break down her latest dating experience and discover that some people may not understand the differences between relationships and “booty calls”.
Continuing with their experimental formats, Holly and Ethan decide to “free ball” this week’s episode. They start things off with Ethan’s rant about buzzwords before transitioning into holly’s long running interaction with “Gym Guy”. Things don’t go according to plan and the duo comes to find out that two Hollys are not better than one.
This week’s show has a different spin on as we welcome our first guest to our first “onsite” recording. Join Holly, Ethan and Holly’s mother Anna as they discuss their expectations in regards to marriage.
Holly has been having issues convincing would-be suitors that she’s not interested in them romantically. For one reason or another, they just aren’t getting the message, which prompts a discussion about what it takes to end the pursuit. Along the way, things get weird and Ethan begins to worry that Holly has inadvertently created a cult of serial killers, which is something that benefits no one (except true crime writers).
Gender roles as defined for the last million years have opened up quite a bit in the last few decades. Women can be the bread winners, men can take on the domestic responsibilities and both can be equally convinced that they’re the sex that’s actually “in charge”. Yet for every new opportunity comes a new opportunity for confusion, especially in the realm of relationships.
In this episode, Holly and Ethan discuss whether or not it’s proper for women to approach men and for men to be approachable in terms of starting relationships, making the first move and initiating “monkey business”. Holly is worried that she appears desperate while Ethan is intimidated by the girl with the “bitch face”. Both get distracted with praising “Sex in the City” until they pull it together and do their best to come to a conclusion.
Two weeks in a row? Did a real life producer take over ‘Learning From Strangers” duties? Nope, we’re just riding the wave that is the new year. We’re also high on life, like dangerously high.
Dressing for success is very important in today’s fast paced social environment as few people have the time to actually “get to know a person”. Utilizing their wealth of knowledge on the topic, Holly and Ethan break down appropriate dress for a variety of dating related situations while also discussing Louisiana’s ability to deal with inclement winter weather, surf fashion and Holly’s distaste for the fashion of time travelers.