Every Monday at 9pm (EST).
Each week, the chat kicks off with a topic and confession* about that topic from one of the hosts or a guest. Here's the schedule with date, topic & confession contributor. Check back soon. The schedule updates frequently. To join the chat, type #BlerdDating into the search bar on your Twitter page. REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THE HASHTAG #BlerdDating IN EVERY TWEET SO YOUR TWEETS SHOW UP IN THE CHAT.
* Contributors retain all rights to their confession.
FEB. 27, 2017: I DATED SOMEONE WITH A SERIOUS MENTAL
confession by @nicoleedits
GUEST HOST: Ethnomusicologist and social media researcher Kyra Gaunt (@kyraOcity) is the prize-winning author of The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop. Kyra is a classically-trained singer and a jazz/R&B vocalist whose CD Be the True Revolution is available on iTunes. She is one of the 40 inaugural TED Fellows and relevant to Blerd Dating, Kyra ran a successful meetup titled Success with the Opposite Sex: Get Related not Dated™ for 4 years. Playfully called a "tupperware party for intimacy," it was designed for women and men to, together-at-once, inquire into the conditions and practices of a healthy relationship. In the fall of 2017, Kyra will join the music faculty at the University of Albany.
SPECIAL GUEST: Alex Cypriano, (@alexcypriano10) Brazilian-American heartthrob/fitness & body building expert/model. Alex was born May 20, 1996 in Tampa, Florida and has always had big goals and aspirations that inside the last decade led him to be crowned Mr. Teen Tampa in the competitive body building world. Four months new to Los Angeles, Alex continues working to make his dreams a reality --- including impacting the lives of others via his many platforms - from his website www.alexcypriano.com and his ever-growing popularity in social media. "If I can help someone better themselves or create a healthier lifestyle, I know I'm doing the right thing" says Alex. From fitness media to Hollywood, Alex Cypriano is indeed one to keep watching (again and again.)
Jan. 2, 2017 - The Elephant In The Room - Confession by @chilltowntv
GUEST HOST: Lifestyle Guru Abiola Abrams @abiolaabrams SPECIAL GUEST: Actress Rain Pryor @rainpryor
Jan. 9, 2017 - Dating Someone Who's Married - Confession by @nicoleedits
GUEST HOST: Jamie Broadnax, Founder of Black Girl Nerds @blackgirlnerds
Jan. 16, 2017 - My Date Ghosted (I Was Stood Up) - Confession by @hollieharper5
GUEST HOST: Patrick Riley (OWN/Wendy Williams) @patarack SPECIAL GUEST: Comedian Rodney Perry @rodneyperry
Jan. 23, 2017 - New Year's Dating Resolutions I've Already Broken - Confession by @chilltowntv
GUEST HOST: Producer Tracey Moore @sfca75 SPECIAL GUEST: Fresh Prince's Karyn Parsons @Karyn_Parsons
Jan. 30, 2017 - Pettyland (Yes I Dated. Yes I Was Petty.) - Confession by @SimplyDivaland
GUEST HOST: Motivational Speaking/Dating Expert Cheyenne Bostock @askCheyB
February. 6, 2017 - I Dated a Conspiracy Theorist- Confession by @cinemanero
GUEST HOST: Michael Starrbury (screenwriter & creator of Legends of Chamberlain Heights) SPECIAL GUEST: Comic book legend Kyle Baker @kylejbaker
Feb. 13, 2017 - #BlerdDating Valentine's Day Special - Confession by @chilltowntv
GUEST HOSTS: Rod & Karen from TBGWT Podcast @rodimusprime SPECIAL GUEST: Grammy Award Winning Singer Anthony Hamilton @hamiltonanthony
Feb. 20, 2017 - Celeb Dating Fantasies - Confession by @theRayvolution
GUEST HOST: Blavity's Ira Hobbs @irahobbsjr SPECIAL GUEST: Comic Book Legend Jerry Craft @jerrycraft
Feb. 27, 2017 - I Dated Somebody With a Serious Mental Health Issue - Confession by @nicoleedits
GUEST HOST TED Fellow Kyra Gaunt and SPECIAL GUEST: Bodybuilding guru Alex Cypriano