Does Love in the Time of COVID-19 deliver a chance to refocus on emotional connection, or creative new ways to bang? “It’s both,” reports JAIME, a seasoned pro at online dating.
Meanwhile, MATT rekindled his sixteen year on-again/off-again, long distance romance right before quarantine struck. Find out why Dr. Amie’s episode on ATTACHED changed everything for him.
Plus Barbara talks Pride, and Vera shares some grave mistakes from episode 005.
Jaime Sena is a program manager at a tech company in San Francisco who has been married, divorced, done long-distance relationships and lots of online dating. She’s known us twins since we were little gothlings and is very glad we’re still friends.
Matt Brailey is the co-creator of Sub Buds on YouTube, now in its second season! Follow his adventures on Instagram.
3. EDUCATE yourself by watching 13TH Ava DuVernay’s documentary reveals the historical relationship of race, economics, and mass incarceration in the United States, and Netflix has made it available FOR FREE on YouTube. (Spoiler: Police abuse against America’s Black citizenry is not by accident, but by design.)
John Oliver’s “Police” episode of LAST WEEK TONIGHT is also informative and also free on YouTube.
4. Read up on #DEFUNDPOLICE Does it sound scary? It’s not. It’s just catchier than #REALLOCATE-FUNDS-TO-MORE-APPROPRIATE-AGENCIES-BECAUSE-SIMPLY-REFORMING-POLICE-ISN’T-WORKING. Here’s a short article to get you on your way. And after you do that…
5. TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES to #DEFUNDPOLICE SUPER easy. These are PRECOMPOSED EMAILS with the appropriate recipients already added, and all it takes is a few clicks. i. Visit Defund.email ii. Find your city (or fill out the form to have yours added). iii. “Allow” the website to compose an email. iv. Tailor the email. Make it your own. Or better yet, write your own. v. Send.
You can also create your own tiny URL email to share by following the instructions here.
6. Tell us the SPECIFIC ACTIONS that have gotten you results. We’re new at this. We’re listening. Message or comment to us on Instagram @DateyLadies
LISA and her long-term boyfriend chose to isolate separately, and haven’t been together in two months. Meanwhile, KANDICE moved her brand-new boyfriend into her one-room apartment, and they haven’t been apart. Plus, Barbara shares some dating-app dramas!
Please enjoys our newest Datey Ladies feature – the TWINTERVIEW – with real-life stories of Love in the Time of COVID-19!
Lisa Jones is a mother, animation producer, rider of bikes, lover of music, cartoons, books and cats. Official motto: “When in doubt, add more glitter.”
Kandice Martellaro is a writer (STAN AGAINST EVIL) and member of sketch group Femmebot PhD. Her boyfriend/co-habitor Drew Landry is a stand-up comedian and writer.
Mixin’ it up with a movie! For this bonus episode, we explore Federico Fellini’s 1963 masterpiece 8 1/2. Follow Guido, our handsome hero/literal man-baby, as he navigates director’s block, Catholic guilt, rumba-dancing angels, and the revolt of his personal Head Harem.
Also… if you haven’t yet, please take a moment to sign Dr. Amie’s petition at Justice4Amie.com. We are currently at 238,792 signatures. A million would be nice.
Join our very first guest Doctor Amie Harwick, PhD, MFT, as we discuss her book selection ATTACHED. Are you Anxious, Secure, or Avoidant? How do you feel about airborne popsicles and butt-hole tattoos? And how many nun costumes is *too* many nun costumes? All these questions and more are answered on this, our third episode, of Datey Ladies!
Welcome to DATEY LADIES, the Book Club of Love! We are Barbara Ann & Vera Duffy, identical twin sisters who hate talking “sexy stuff” with each other but are darn-well gonna as we dissect a bevy of relationship books. TaaAAAAlkward!*
One’s been with the same feller for two decades; one’s twice divorced. And did we mention we’re Mexican wrestlers? Now you can’t not listen. So please, join us as we dive right in with the “national bestseller” WHY MEN LOVE BITCHES!