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Craig and Austin continue their discussion on dating, focusing on the importance of being genuine and public on dating apps. They analyze a recent interaction where a woman DM'd Austin asking to be his Valentine. They highlight the importance of a public profile for potential matches to see who they are and assess physical chemistry. They also discuss the impact of follower count, with Austin revealing that he was initially hesitant to respond to a woman with only 100 followers. However, they ultimately agree that genuineness is key and that a simple, heartfelt message can be more effective than a complex or overly funny approach. They conclude the episode with a reminder that they are open to listener questions and encourage engagement with their new podcast.

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00:00:00
Introducing Pillows and Beer

This Chapter introduces the new podcast "Pillows and Beer" hosted by Craig Conover and Austin Kroll. They discuss the origins of the podcast, their shared experiences during quarantine, and their excitement for this new venture. They also mention their plans to create a dedicated podcasting space in Austin's spare bedroom.

00:23:10
Favorite Foods and Charleston Eats

This Chapter delves into Craig and Austin's favorite foods and their go-to spots in Charleston. They debate the best oysters in town, with Craig favoring Leon's and Austin preferring 167 Raw. They also discuss their favorite restaurants and drinks in Charleston, highlighting their shared love for 167 Raw and Halls Chophouse.

00:31:09
Dating Dynamics and First Impressions

This Chapter explores Craig and Austin's perspectives on dating dynamics and first impressions. They discuss their experiences with meeting people online and the challenges of navigating the dating scene in Charleston. They share their thoughts on the best ways to approach someone online and the importance of making a good first impression. They also discuss their preferences for dating activities, with Austin favoring bars and Craig being more open to both bars and dinner dates.

00:47:46
First Moves and Kissing Stories

This Chapter focuses on Craig and Austin's experiences with first moves and kissing. Craig reveals his fear of rejection and his tendency to wait for the girl to make the first move. Austin shares a humorous story about his reluctance to kiss a girl at a party and his unique approach to overcoming his fear of rejection.

00:54:26
Online Dating Strategies

This Chapter delves into Craig and Austin's online dating strategies, focusing on the importance of being genuine and public on dating apps. They analyze a recent interaction where a woman DM'd Austin asking to be his Valentine. They highlight the importance of a public profile for potential matches to see who they are and assess physical chemistry. They also discuss the impact of follower count, with Austin revealing that he was initially hesitant to respond to a woman with only 100 followers. However, they ultimately agree that genuineness is key and that a simple, heartfelt message can be more effective than a complex or overly funny approach.

Keywords

Pillows and Beer
A new podcast hosted by Craig Conover and Austin Kroll, focusing on their shared experiences, dating adventures, and humorous anecdotes.

Southern Charm
A popular Bravo reality television series that follows the lives of a group of affluent individuals in Charleston, South Carolina. Craig Conover and Austin Kroll are prominent cast members.

Rom-Com
Short for romantic comedy, a genre of film or television that combines humor and romance. Popular rom-coms often feature themes of love, relationships, and finding happiness.

Charleston
A historic city in South Carolina known for its charming architecture, vibrant culinary scene, and lively nightlife. It is a popular tourist destination and a setting for the reality television series "Southern Charm."

Dating
The process of getting to know someone romantically with the potential for a relationship. It can involve various activities, such as going on dates, meeting for drinks, or engaging in online communication.

First Date
The initial meeting between two people who are interested in dating each other. It is often a time for getting to know each other, making a good impression, and deciding if there is a connection.

Tinder
A popular dating app that allows users to create profiles, swipe through potential matches, and connect with others based on mutual interest.

Rejection
The act of being turned down or refused, often in a romantic or social context. It can be a difficult experience, but it is a normal part of life and can be an opportunity for growth.

Online Dating
The use of websites and mobile applications to find romantic partners. It has become increasingly popular in recent years, offering a convenient and accessible way to meet new people.

Public Profile
A profile on a social media platform or dating app that is visible to all users. It allows others to see information about the user, such as their photos, interests, and bio.

Q&A

  • What is the name of Craig and Austin's new podcast?

    The name of their new podcast is "Pillows and Beer."

  • What are Craig and Austin's favorite rom-coms?

    Craig's favorite rom-com is "The Holiday," while Austin prefers "Love Actually."

  • What are some of the challenges of navigating the dating scene in Charleston?

    Some challenges include the pressure to impress, the expectations of expensive dates, and the difficulty of finding activities to do during COVID-19.

  • What is Austin's approach to making the first move?

    Austin is very self-conscious about making the first move and often waits for the girl to initiate. He shared a story about how he used the phrase "Would you be mad if I kissed you right now?" to overcome his fear of rejection.

  • What is Craig's perspective on paying for dates?

    Craig believes that it is gentlemanly to pay for dates, especially on first dates. He also believes that there is a balance to be struck, and that it is okay for the girl to contribute to the cost of activities like drinks or snacks.

  • What is Austin's perspective on paying for dates?

    Austin believes that it is important to pay for dates, especially on first dates, as a way to show respect and generosity. He also believes that it is okay for the girl to contribute to the cost of activities like drinks or snacks, especially if it is a casual outing.

  • What is Austin's preferred way to meet people?

    Austin prefers to meet people at bars, as he finds it less awkward than sitting down for a formal dinner date.

  • What is Craig's preferred way to meet people?

    Craig is more open to both bars and dinner dates, but he also enjoys meeting people through mutual friends or at events.

  • What is Austin's advice for girls who are trying to approach guys online?

    Austin suggests using humor to capture a guy's attention, but he cautions against being too scripted or overly funny.

  • Why is it important to have a public profile on dating apps?

    Having a public profile allows potential matches to see who you are, assess your physical chemistry, and make an informed decision about whether to connect with you.

Show Notes

As the boys are off somewhere...doing something... I think you may have seen pictures, we just had someone ask if we could post the first ever pod again to listen to and asking why they started it. Well, here it is the guys in their first official podcast together, and how they have changed over the 3 years of PNB.
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