Single in the Springs

Single in the Springs

By Single in the Springs
Single in the Springs is a podcast by Meagan Thomas and Madeline Hoeppner about relationships, dating, and single life in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Both women have been on their fair share of bad dates, not to mention their own mess-ups. While dating can be both fun and a nightmare, we’re not in it alone. You’ll hear stories ranging from funny tales of men with strange butt tattoos, to more serious discussion of what to do when you have a gut feeling things aren’t OK. Whether you’re with your person, looking for Mr.Right, or just need a reason to laugh, we’ve got you.
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Relationship Therapy with Ashley Rainey
Apparently it all goes back to your childhood. In this episode, we talk to Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Ashley Rainey. We cover breadcrumbing, trauma, and attachment styles. This episode was eye opening - at least for us!  Learn more about Ashley and her practice: https://www.holisticrelationaltherapy.com/ Books we mentioned today:  https://www.amazon.com/Wired-Dating-Understanding-Neurobiology-Attachment/dp/162625303X https://www.amazon.com/Wired-Love-Understanding-Attachment-Relationship/dp/1608820580 https://www.amazon.com/Untamed-Glennon-Doyle-Melton/dp/1984801252
1:25:52
June 23, 2020
Hometown Dating with Bryan
This week, we welcome Hometown Hero (or hometown zero? JK.) Bryan Spiess as our guest! Bryan, Maddie and Meagan talk about best spots for happy hour, weird dating encounters, and online dating in COS. There may be some conversation about waxing, err, down there. We finish the episode with worst date stories, submitted by listeners via Facebook and Instagram!
1:16:40
June 19, 2020
Dating Lessons
We begin this episode by discussing Black Lives Matter. Because on this podcast, we believe Black Lives Matter, Women's Rights are Human Rights, No Human is Illegal, Science is Real, and Love is Love. Maddie and Meagan then discuss lessons they've learned while dating - some of which we crowdsourced from listeners.
50:09
June 2, 2020
WE ARE BACK
We are FINALLY recording again after a brief break because of COVID-19! We update you on our regular lives, our love lives (or lack of *cough* Meagan *cough*) and the new podcast studio! We're SO happy to be back.
51:10
May 15, 2020
Will You Be My QuaranTINE?
Happy quarantining! Not much is happy about it, but we're doing our best to look on the bright side. Meagan and Maddie talk bumbling because you're bored, dating during social distancing, and local businesses you can support during the pandemic. A few things to note: 1. Excuse the audio. We are recording via zoom as we can't meet up to record with our usual equipment. 2. We will release new podcasts ever Tuesday and Thursday during the pandemic! 3. We will go live on Instagram every Friday at 5PM for cocktails and to chat about our weeks. Join us!
40:39
March 31, 2020
Pet Peeves and Dealbreakers
Maddie is back! Meagan and Maddie discuss what are their least favorite habits of significant others and what their hard NO's are.
1:07:48
March 6, 2020
Is Age Really Just a Number?
Meagan and guest host Mackenzie Maltby discuss dating men of all ages and if age really is just a number. 
59:45
February 27, 2020
Can Men and Women Be Friends?
This week we dive into the elusive topic of male and female friendships. We have special guest Eric Perez who gives us his thoughts on the subject.
43:19
February 18, 2020
The One About Everything and Nothing.
In this episode, Meagan and Maddie talk about a whole lot of random topics, including figuring out if a guy is flirting or not, happy endings, canceling dates AND we give a huge shoutout to Planned Parenthood, who we really support.
1:02:50
February 10, 2020
Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater
Maddie and Meagan talk cheaters, manipulators, and users. How to identify them and when to leave them.
53:01
January 31, 2020
Stop Letting Your Mom Do Your Laundry.
The number of people who live at home as grown adults (with no real reason) is shocking, and Meagan uses this episode to complain about it for about 40 straight minutes. 
41:38
January 24, 2020
2 Sick 2 Text
Getting out of a long-term relationship sucks, and learning to date after not being single isn't the greatest. We chat with Lauren McDonald about life after a break-up, dating in COS, and her absolutely nots when it comes to potential suitors.
53:01
January 14, 2020
14. Don't Date F***Boys 2020
Happy 2020. If you don't like the F word, this episode isn't for you. We talk F***Boys, share our personal stories, and give you some tips on how to spot one.
57:26
January 11, 2020
Goodbye 2019
Meagan and Maddie discuss personal growth, resolutions for the new decade, and how to date while you're trying to improve yourself. 
1:10:44
December 23, 2019
What's Your Political Affiliation?
This week, Tom Matthews gives us insight into dating in Colorado Springs from a guys perspective.  We talk who pays, dating profiles, and getting political.
1:12:08
December 11, 2019
Single (or not) for the Holidays
Maddie and Meagan discuss spending holidays with significant others, fun holiday dates in Colorado Springs, and not being The Grinch about holiday engagements and being single. Plus, they answer a listener question in a new "Ask Us for Our Bad Advice" segment.
47:58
December 6, 2019
Dating Stories with Lauren: Part Two
In Episode 10 of Single in the Springs, we continue our talk with Lauren McKenzie. We chat about bad dates, daddy issues, and cheaters. Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for listening!
46:30
November 27, 2019
Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Lauren Used to be a ...
This week we talked with Lauren McKenzie about getting married early, divorce in your 20s, and dating a lot of guys who all frequent the same bar. Part 1 of 2.
45:16
November 23, 2019
Dating Apps Decoded
In episode 8, Maddie and Meagan talk about the common dating apps in Colorado Springs and what they like to see on a dating profile.
49:30
November 13, 2019
Always Carry Listerine and Poo-Pourri
Today on Single in the Springs we talk about firsts. Whether it's the first kiss, or the first time meeting friends, sometimes it can get awkward. We also talk about how to eat lobster claws, Maddie’s knowledge of seahorse reproduction, Meagan’s irrational hate of farting, and pooping at your significant other’s house.
58:45
November 8, 2019
Cuffing Season: Don't Get Confused Because You're Cold
This week special guest Robyn Baumgartner helps us define "Cuffing Season." We chat break-ups, hooking up with friends, and dating multiple people. This episode is definitely not safe for work. Just a heads up.
56:49
October 28, 2019
It's SpOoOky Season: Ghosting
In episode 5, Maddie and Meagan celebrate SpOoOky Season by talking about Ghosting. When should or shouldn't you do it? What do you do when it happens to you - or really what not to do. Also, Meagan has an allergic reaction to her beer halfway through the episode, and Maddie gives us ideas on couples costumes for Halloween!
50:16
October 21, 2019
First Dates with Frank Frey
In episode 4 of Single in the Springs, special guest and local COS celeb Frank Frey talks about some of the best places in Colorado Springs to go on a date.
56:46
October 14, 2019
Do you wash your hands?
In episode 3 of Single in the Springs, Maddie and Meagan talk about the Dos and Don'ts of first dates including what NOT to talk about, who pays, and how to end the date.
58:27
October 7, 2019
Anatomy Teachers and Music Producers
We had some technical difficulties during the recording of our second episode, so we took a lunch (wine) break and ended up bringing back an unexpected guest for the show. Special guest Mackenzie Maltby talks with us about dating after divorce, strange experiences, and when things aren't working out when you're getting ahem, intimate.
1:03:37
September 30, 2019
Butt Tattoos and Beer Guards
Meagan and Maddie introduce themselves and tell the audience about some of their worst dates, as well as the times they were the bad dates.  Thanks to our sponsors: F45 Training Colorado Springs PigLatin Cocina Blush Dry Bar and Salon
47:22
September 20, 2019