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.

#30: You're Doing Better Than You Think

January 7, 2015 at 4:15PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

Virginia chats with a caller about her lack of online dating success... and how she's actually not doing all that bad. Plus, how to set expectations if your career keeps you away from those Tinder messages!

#29: Spreadsheets and Sapiosexuals

December 4, 2015 at 1:00PM • 46 minutes

Virginia speaks with Valerie Aurora (of Ada Initiative and Double Union) about online dating from a feminist perspective. They tackle how spreadsheets can help you to a happy dating life, how the term "sapiosexual" is a giant red flag, and so much more.

#28: Squeezing the Sponge

November 20, 2015 at 1:15PM • 49 minutes

Virginia talks with Tiffany Arment about marriage quirks and knowing when you've found the one.

#27: The Emotional Roller Coaster of Online Dating

November 9, 2015 at 11:30AM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Virginia chats with an anonymous caller about the emotional roller coaster of online dating. They immediately get off-topic discussing tips and tricks to make a better go of OkCupid and Tinder, plus some real-life dating encouragement!

#26: Introducing Your Partner to Your Hobbies

October 29, 2015 at 6:30PM • 55 minutes

Virginia talks with her husband Grant again about introducing her to his hobby, career, and passion—video games. How do you share something you love with someone who doesn't also love it (yet)? How do you balance having dissimilar interests? How do you incorporate mutual enjoyment while staying independent?

#25: Awkward Dates Leading to Awesome Marriages

October 19, 2015 at 12:15PM • 50 minutes

Virginia talks with her husband Grant about how they first met, playing the field vs. settling down, and their awkward bumbling first date (which eventually led to a great marriage).

#24: When to Discuss Mental Illness in Dating?

October 9, 2015 at 4:45AM • 36 minutes

Virginia talks with Robert about when and how to reveal mental health issues in dating. Too soon, and we risk scaring people away. Too late, and it can feel like a breach of trust. How can we find that sweet spot to reveal something vulnerable?

#23: Simulating Normal Married Life

October 2, 2015 at 4:15PM • 24 minutes

Virginia takes a question from Kara, who's in a long-distance relationship with her fiancé in Norway. She tackles how to have more fun during weekend visits and how to prepare for eventual married life together.

#22: Churchy-Churchy

September 23, 2015 at 4:15PM • 52 minutes

Virginia talks with Matthew about being an athesit in the Bible Belt, and many other challenges in online dating. (Surprise surprise; Plenty of Fish is far more popular in Matthew's area than Virginia expected.) They end on a lightning round about how to get better online dating photos

#21: Snail Mail Love Letters

September 16, 2015 at 3:15PM • 38 minutes

Virginia takes a call from Gayle, who's conflicted about a man she can only contact via snail mail. Gayle figures out how hurt she feels when he left her after seventeen years of dating, and mulls over her options for what to do next.