Steady Retired


Steady is a call-in show that tackles dating and relationship advice in the digital age. Virginia helps callers demystify Tinder, texting, and other tricky topics. She's friendly and approachable, but will yell at you for posting bathroom mirror selfies in your dating profile. Call in live at 8 ET on Thursdays at 512-518-5714, leave a voicemail at 512-766-LOVE (5683), or write in!

Hosted by Virginia Roberts.

#20: Long Distance Relationship Dilemma

September 4, 2015 at 12:45PM • 38 minutes

Virginia takes a call from Gary about long distance relationships. He swore he'd never be in one... and so did the gal he's talking to long distance! :) How long should they carry on like this? How often do they need to see each other in person? How can he get her to open up about her hesitancy to come visit him? How can they be vulnerable and open bout their feelings and concerns?

#19: Polyamory, Cheating, and Trust

August 28, 2015 at 3:30PM • 58 minutes

Virginia and Jon talk about the Ashley Madison hack, cheating, and an exploration of polyamory. How do you know if you're poly? Can poly people be in monogamous relationships? What about insecurity, jealousy, trust, communication, and various ways of identifying as poly?

#18: Deleted Within Hours

August 20, 2015 at 6:00PM • 54 minutes

Virginia talks with caller Ali about online dating while bi, how most apps for women dating women are terrible, and some creative strategies Ali can try to up her online dating game with funny pictures when she can't rely on wordy profiles to showcase her personality.

#17: Got kids?

August 17, 2015 at 12:30PM • 23 minutes

Virginia talks about dating people who have kids. How should parents try to find dates? How should you talk about your kids? Should we all consider dating someone else who has kids?

#16: How to talk about work

August 7, 2015 at 12:30PM • 35 minutes

Virginia tackles how to talk about your job in online dating—whether your work makes you seem boring or fascinating, quirky or valiant, you name it. Plus, we tackle some site-specific pitfalls and some strategies to disclose unemployment. Something for everyone, no matter how you pay the bills!

#15: A Balancing Act

July 24, 2015 at 2:30PM • 44 minutes

Virginia takes listener questions about how and when to ask someone out, even if they've kinda sorta rejected you already (twice).

#14: Feeling responsible for other people's feelings

July 20, 2015 at 5:15PM • 58 minutes

Virginia talks with comedian Lynn Bixenspan about Twitter, feelings, online identity, comedy, feminism, harassment, catharsis, therapy, online dating, and how everyone seems to be polyamorous these days.

#13: I Will Be Hungry

July 2, 2015 at 4:00PM • 48 minutes

Virginia and Jen discuss the pesky trend of coffee and drink dates versus actual dinner dates, and how to upgrade to actual food without seeming demanding.

#12: #Mansplaining

June 26, 2015 at 7:00PM • 43 minutes

Virginia tackles the tricky topic of mansplaining, especially as it relates to online dating. In a mostly heteronormative world. With a feminist perspective. Plus, a special caller!

#11: Quality Over Quantity

June 19, 2015 at 2:15PM • 42 minutes

Virginia gets schooled about happn, and helps a caller figure out how to express more of her real personality and energy so she stops going on boring dates with more passive guys.