Episode 02: Holding a Stranger's Hand


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Questions Answered

  1. I’m a geek who plays video games all day. I have few friends but unluckily they’re geeks too. I'm starting university soon and wondered if you have any tips on curing my social anxiety and getting comfortable talking to people I’ve not met before.

  2. Assume I’m an awesome pretty girl. I like a shy guy and had three dates. First three dates were all in dates and HH. We had a tournament of bar games kind a thing going. The fourth date was a driving range, his idea. How do I get him to transition to a nice dinner?

  3. What’s the biggest mistake women make in relationships. What about dudes?

  4. I go to a lot of meetings with my father-in-law at work. When and how should I let people we are meeting with know we are related?

  5. My wife refuses to watch the room. One, what the fuck is wrong with her? Two, how can I get her to watch it?

  6. How can I get my girlfriend to move to Vancouver?

  7. I haven’t been able to fly for about four years now due to a bad flight through a thunderstorm. It increased in anxiety over flying resulting panic attacks before trips even walking off of a plane because my anxiety got so bad. I know flying is the safest way to travel and I know I’m missing out on things by not flying. Any advice that can help me overcome this irrational fear?

  8. So While I was working a crappy job at an upscale breakfast restaurant I fell in crush with a girl. The problem was she would always say “totes” (in place of totally). I started doing it in a way of ironically ridiculing her and trying to force herself to view her own unacceptable behavior. The problem arose thereafter when I kept saying it all the time and now all of my friends say it too. My question is: Should I be proud that my friends view me as the social god which all others must be judged against and for that reason they emulate my dialect or should I feel guilty for making everybody a little bit stupider? P.S. I’ve totally been on a low-fat yogurt and granola trend lately. What are the McElroy’s snacking on?

  9. As brothers have you ever lied to your parents as a group in one lie extravaganza. What do you feel the best way to lie to parents? Laying back story?

  10. I started taking the bus to work recently and I have about 35 minutes a day twice a day more to sit around and or stand than I used to. Aside from listening to fine podcasts of future McElroy’s how do you suggest I spend this extra time?