1. The Second Date - MTP374 Scot McKay 41:38

Co-Host Cyndi Olin (https://mountaintoppodcast.com/olin) Sometimes even after nearly 400 episodes, it occurs to me that we’ve let a reasonably important topic somehow slip through the cracks after all these years. This time we’re catching up on the idea of second dates. It all started when my long-time friend and erstwhile Clubhouse colleague Cyndi Olin wrote an excellent article to her mostly female audience about why men don’t ask women out again after the first date. Although she warned her readers the real reasons aren’t what they may seem, it occurred to me that plenty of us as men can’t always put our finger on the ‘why’ there, either. So naturally, we kick off the show by hashing that question out. Then, Cyndi herself brings up the idea of what I call ‘warm levity’…and the version of it she teaches women. Where should you go on the second date, and what questions should the two of you ask each other? What changes if you’re not exactly relationship-minded right now? Do people sometimes go out on second dates even if they’re not really interested? If so, why? What are some red flags we should be looking for on second dates? Why are so many men AND women more fearful on second dates than first dates? Get in on the latest Masterclass For Men and more when you visit https://mountaintoppodcast.com


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Scot McKay Dating Strategist

Scot McKay has shared bad jokes with North Korean military officers, sipped coffee at Pablo Escobar’s home (served by his maid), survived a shark attack while surfing, held his breath as the pride of lions walked by his tent, and blitzed through California canyons with his knee on the double-yellow line at 140 mph. Yet somehow, he has also been referred to as the “sane one” on Twitter by Scott Adams, of all people.

But despite once being mobbed by the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, being able to back a 30′ travel trailer into its slot on the first try, and that time he beat the World Champion at his own sport (no details provided), he’s still the most objective and down-to-earth dating expert out there.

He’s also the most fluff-free fountainhead of original content in his field, if only because that’s what seventeen years of immersive geekery on the subject does for someone.

Scot’s wife Emily is his “proof of concept”, given that she’s just as sweet as she is smokin’ hot and still gets carded at her age. But you’ll never hear her brag about any of that, only Scot.

His show The Mountain Top has also been named a Top 10 Dating Podcast by DatingAdvice.com, and a long time ago Grader.com weirdly ranked Scot the #1 most influential Facebook user in the world.