Dearly beloved, we have been collected here right now to complete this thing called… a season finale! Yes, it really is real, this episode marks the termination of absolutely the smash hit that was S2 of

Wait, Is This A Romantic Date?

Also to commemorate that finishing, who safer to think about it and talk about the joys and positive results of a long length crush, than star and queer individual Elise Bauman? You could accept Elise from life’s wonderful queer xmas rom-com that come last year,

Underneath The Christmas Tree
,

but around these parts, she has another name that will be nearly as vaunted: Drew’s gf! Yes, that’s right, this shimmering twosome ended up being birthed through the great queer custom: the long-distance crush.

Exactly what would it be regarding the cross country crush which therefore attracting queers around the world? Could it possibly be the family member scarceness of like minded queers around you? probably the power to flirt long distance takes a few of the force down? The 3 of us go into all of it, AND Drew and Elise share some potentially as well adorable details about their unique commitment!

As well as discover a game title! Recently, I make Drew play the game that merely took over Twitter and Tiktok for some fleeting days: “They can be a 10 but…” It is a good time, around!


PROGRAM RECORDS

+ Follow Elise on
Twitter
and
IG
!

+
Study Drew’s interview with Jinx Monsoon
!

+ Enjoy

Bend it Like Beckham
,

it however rocks!

+ Johnny Sibilly’s upper thighs tend to be… certainly rather powerful!


+ may Shortz is indeed title with the NYT Crossword Editor!

*the a lot more you know*



EPISODE


Elise

: immediately after which we had gotten from the telephone, right after which both of us hopped in the telephone two seconds later we are like, “Therefore, the edge is actually closed, we are lawfully banned to truly go over the line.”


Christina

: after all, top among certainly the best sound memos and or messages I got from Drew, i cannot recall which type it was available in, it absolutely was similar, “I made this plan and today the borders tend to be closed.” Yeah.


Elise

: Yeah, it was an actual moment.



[theme track performs]


Drew

: Hi, I Am Drew.


Christina

: And I Also’m Christina.


Drew

: And this is

Hold Off, Is It A Romantic Date?


Christina

:

Hold Off, So Is This A Night Out Together?

is actually an Autostraddle podcast brought to you by me personally obtaining the giggles, in addition to question that’s on everyone’s lip area, wait, ended up being this a romantic date?


Drew

: We’re at the conclusion of all of our second season, and that I think we resolved it, i believe.


Christina

: Yeah, In my opinion I’m only taking large finale fuel, like whenever comedies was once facing a business audience, and every person would walk in there had been one hour of applause given that it ended up being like, it’s the last, that is the way I’m feeling. Though as clear, no body has actually applauded me personally however, hateful. Thank you so much, thank you. Now I feel loved and used. Drew, that happen to be you?


Drew

: Oh wow, forgot about that component.


Christina

: Yeah, right?


Drew:

Perhaps season three I’ll obtain the intros. I’m Drew Gregory, i’m an author for Autostraddle, a filmmaker, a queer trans lady. Guess what happens, i do believe if we would another season I would like to have a fun one I throw in at the conclusion.


Christina

: Ooh, one thing spicy, you wish to jazz it?


Drew

: Yeah, I don’t have any such thing today however.


Christina

: Okay, keep them hoping even more, i do believe that’s great.


Drew

: Yeah, yeah, yeah.


Christina

: Im Christina Tucker, I am also an author at Autostraddle, therefore the internet at large. A podcaster, a help gay black girl, and someone that’s sensation fairly flashy the following with this mid-day.


Drew

: Great, i am really pleased that you are flashy and I also’m spicy, or at least i am planning the possibility that someday i’m going to be spicy.


Christina

: Yes you are like, I’m not sure, initial 1 / 2 of the movie Dune, the spice should come. Cool guide, females, she actually is single. Anyhow, i actually do have a casino game for people to experience on this hollowed day of our very own finale.


Drew

: Incredible.


Christina

: This Is Basically The traditional, and also by classic I mean a-game that annexed the net and TikTok for 2-3 weeks, “They’re a 10, but…”


Drew

: Ah, great.


Christina

: today Drew, i will set-out some floor principles for you, because I’m sure you adore a follow-up concern.


Drew

: Great.


Christina

: once I say they’re a 10, they may be a 10 for your requirements in any way that really matters to you, which can be literally, that might be psychologically, this is just people you think is actually a 10, okay?


Drew

: Okay, ok, thank you.


Christina

: I do not have any situations for what else you inside person currently carrying out inside matchmaking life, you’re merely attending have to go with your gut and determine.


Drew

: Cool.


Christina

: okay?


Drew

: Yes.


Christina

: we will place where make that obvious, right here we get. They may be a 10, nonetheless they clap when the airplane places.


Drew

: i usually felt like everyone was too dramatic with this specific, where it really is like they’re a 10 and therefore thing makes them visit a two, seriously.


Christina

: Yes.


Drew

: thus I’m planning however give a pretty generous eight.


Christina

: Yeah, I think that is reasonable. I believe eight may be the proper level of cringe removal for this small motion. All right, that is outstanding start. Okay, they may be a nine but they never ever text you first.


Drew

: and that I are unable to ask follow up questions?


Christina

: No, no, no.


Drew

: So I cannot ask, well perform they text me personally when I text? I’d say a five.


Christina

: Yeah, maybe not texting very first ever, that’s crude.


Drew

: actually is actually weird.


Christina

: which is crude material. Okay, these are typically a five but they drive one to every errand that you have had to perform.


Drew

: That’s very nice, but I could always… If there have been five, I’ll offer him a six.


Christina

: Sure, sure. But i understand you like a solamente jaunt anyway, you like an errand run.


Drew

:after all these days my girl Elise did drive me to an errand, and I was actually very grateful, but if which was the thing she did we mightn’t take a relationship, that has been merely an additional bit great extra.


Christina

: i do believe which is reasonable.


Drew

: Yeah.


Christina

: All right, they have been a seven nonetheless they just pretend to see your projects.


Drew

: look at part of that that bothers me may be the pretend.


Christina

: Pretending, I knew it could be.


Drew

: it isn’t the maybe not reading it. If they didn’t read might work its like, I am not that, I’d end up being just a little, it’s like never? But it is great, i possibly could conquer it. Nevertheless they lay for me about that is exactly what’s unusual in my experience, to ensure thatshould decrease to a three.


Christina

: Yeah, correct, appropriate. They’re a three nevertheless they gain access to the criterion closet.


Drew

: And would I have you to definitely go?


Christina

: therefore get access, you take advantage of that accessibility, yes.


Drew

: i possibly could have a great fling thereupon six.


Christina

: I think you could. It had been a three, but yeah, you are knocking it up to a six.


Drew

: No, no, no, that’s what I’m stating, i am slamming it up to a six.


Christina

: Gotcha, gotcha. Everyone loves that. They are an eight but their pals are directly.


Drew

: Okay, there is some discourse about it, because i believe there was a you need help. In my opinion We perhaps ended up being from the opposite part on most of Autostraddle staff just who said that truly okay to only have direct buddies. I wish to say that truly great, it’s simply maybe not the life span I lead. All right buddies, that’s going to visit a-two.


Christina

: Yeah, i’ll need certainly to accept you thereon one, I would personally just find it a tiny bit unpleasant, complicated.


Drew

: All right pals?


Christina

: Yeah.


Drew

: if they are a new comer to queerness as they are attempting to meet more queer men and women, that’s unique of if they’re an existing period queer that is love, you know what? I like becoming the one lesbian in my own pal number of directly folks.


Christina

: Yeah, I would feel the in an identical way when it ended up being an Ebony individual who had been like, “I don’t have any Black buddies,” I would resemble, “What’s going on there?” Internally.


Drew

: We’re not in a system sitcom, we can’t have a token individual.


Christina

: you don’t have to be the token, you should not accomplish that to yourself. All right, we’ve three a lot more. These include a seven even so they spend all their free-time at the gym, continuously weight lifting up-and-down. I’m not sure what people perform in the gym.


Drew

: All of their spare time. I assume this will depend on which matters as free time. We’ll say a five.


Christina

: Yeah.


Drew

: I’ll bump them down two.


Christina

: Bump all of them down.


Drew

: but that is good. I assume this will depend mostly for my situation, which I’m perhaps not asking a take concern, i am following five, but it is dependent in my opinion what counts as spare time.


Christina

: Sure.


Drew

: Can we view films with each other, or head out to consume, is the fact that spare time? Is certainly not work time free-time, or perhaps is it really like as soon as we do not have alternative activities?


Christina

: we notice you, we listen to you.


Drew

: But I’ll stick with five.


Christina

: All right. They may be six, but their mommy is hotter than these include.


Drew

: Oh, I am not sure to increase or down.


Christina

: I know, right?


Drew

: I really don’t consider i really could ever date some body for their… It’s like easily’m perhaps not interested in somebody to start with, I’m perhaps not probably going to be internet dating all of them.


Christina

: Correct.


Drew

: I’m not will be want, well, they might become their own hot mom. I believe I would say that they’re still a six, I’m merely browsing perhaps not call them and that I’m likely to phone their own mom.


Christina

: Yeah, personally i think like it’s as if you remain alike, but perhaps we hang out to you some longer than i’d so as-


Drew

: That’s an excellent point.


Christina

: To get some mommy time. I don’t think you alter.


Drew

: i did so one thing truly poor that I however think terribly pertaining to, in fact it is that someone asked me personally on, and this had been once I was at college, and I also was not interested, and so I was clear about this, I was obvious I wasn’t curious. But then she wished to end up being pals, and that I could inform that she said she planned to end up being pals nonetheless it was actually coming from location-


Christina

: She ended up being wanting.


Drew

: Yeah. Nevertheless thing is that all the woman pals happened to be actually hot and cool, therefore I did continued to be the woman friend being hang out together with her pals. I didn’t lie about my purposes generally speaking, nonetheless it nevertheless was not the nicest thing I did so as a 20 yr old.


Christina

: i am talking about regrettably it simply reminds myself of the episode of

Sex and also the City

where Carrie’s relationship, It’s my opinion its Justin Theroux, and he sucks, but his household rocks, and she actually is like, I am able to try this for slightly. I’m like, yeah, completely, exactly who cannot.


Drew

: Carrie wasn’t trying to hook up together with family members, which is the difference, you know very well what? It is fine, all of us are great.


Christina

: A hookup will appear like any such thing, i am usually proclaiming that.


Drew

: That’s a very fantastic point.


Christina

: your own last one, is actually a three but has actually a coastline household.


Drew

: I’m going to state an annoying sentence, but I went along to NYU.


Christina

: terrible to state.


Drew

: Something that sucks about me personally, which it is going to seem like a modest brag, because it’s in fact probably good character characteristic, nevertheless sucks as people checking out the globe. We decided to go to a school that is filled up with wealthy those that have a variety of awesome coastline homes, as well as these other activities, and I just turned into friends with others who had been indeed there on scholarships. Not just, but largely, I absolutely, i did not it’s the perfect time with people that has beach homes.


Christina

: You Probably Didn’t make use of.


Drew

: Yeah, I really believe if they’re a three nevertheless they have actually a beach house, they may be most likely a-two. The actual fact… I’m not sure.


Christina

: Yeah, you simply are unable to create that step to use the unwell coastline household moment.


Drew

: No, it sucks. Exactly what i am truly wanting is the fact that my buddies that pretty down to earth, great folks, progressively of these are simply just probably always have that new cash and get coastline houses, and I’ll be capable hang out with my fantastic buddies and stay at a beach household. That is the dream in which I could obtain the coastline home.


Christina

: this is the fantasy at the conclusion of the day, it really is brand new money and a coastline house, that is all we are seeking. You heard it right here very first people.


Drew

: I like new cash.


Christina

: Love new cash.


Drew

: Love new cash. Yeah, that has been a delight. I would really, I’d truly been planning to perform that online game because it was something on TikTok, very thank you in making my hopes and dreams be realized.


Christina

: I imagined it would be an enjoyable someone to carry out, also it was actually extremely enjoyable to generate them.


Drew

: Well, should we proceed to our major portion from the few days, and that’s dropping for those who live-in additional locations. In fact it is distinct from long-distance interactions, because long-distance relationships can begin well into an union, they are able to carry on into an union, this is the need that queer people have to consider their particular location that they live and go, no, I am not probably flirt with one of these folks, I’m going to go on instagram.com and discover somebody who life extremely far. And now we have actually a, i understand we always say a really unique visitor, however for me this is certainly a rather unique guest. Do you want to present your self?


Elise

: I would personally like to introduce my self. In the morning I the unique visitor?


Drew

: you might be, yes.


Christina

: kid, definitely.


Elise

: Great, wow, incredible. My name is Elise Bauman, I’m a star, i am a queer individual, and I’m here now because I’m asleep with among hosts.


Christina

: Guess which?


Elise

: Yeah, the rest of the podcast is just the market attempting decipher which number I’m sleeping with. I prefer that, its like a murder mystery but-


Christina

: there isn’t any option to understand.


Elise

: there isn’t any method to know. Yeah, does this generate myself a nepotism child? Is the way the industry works.


Christina

: Yes, that’s the sector really works, hottie.


Elise

: Nice, great.


Christina

: that is it.


Elise

: Wow, possibly i really could get a vocation from this.


Christina

: Fingers crossed available.


Elise

: Nepo baby to position, wow, great. I always desired to be a nepo child.


Christina

: I’m so grateful.


Drew

: Yeah, I happened to be just planning declare that for those who have no idea, really now I am ruining the murder secret from it all, but Elise and that I can be found in a commitment, and did start relationship while in the pandemic, and Elise resides in Toronto, and I also inhabit la, that are indeed different locations, as they are actually in almost any countries.


Elise

: These are typically indeed, they have been certainly.


Christina

: And Drew, not saying which you moved against your own instinct, but I do feel as though you’re generally somebody who claims, exactly why work with an extended length time? Discover men and women the following I am able to date, why do this to yourself? You are sure that it will likely be hard, you are aware it will likely be a challenge, how come this? Yet right here you will be.


Drew

: See, that’s fascinating, because I believe like I always liked for a little of both, i simply believe I didn’t grab the long-distance ones maybe since really.


Christina

: perhaps that’s all, yeah.


Drew

: But I always enjoyed a long length flirt.


Christina

: Real.


Drew

: therefore i believe this only kept heading. Whenever we started-


Elise

: so that the solution, Drew, wasn’t that I found myself merely amazing and it was individual in my experience, and this was really specific to me that I happened to be just incredibly amazing which means you simply smashed your policies while mentioned, “I have to have this one.”


Drew

: What i’m saying is it is kind of the clear answer in a longer good sense. In the same manner this merely kept happening. Then our friends associated with the pod, Mal Blum and Gab Dunn, just who we used to accept, as some people may already know, i’d be like, I’d end up being wanting to date folks while in the pandemic in Los Angeles additionally the encompassing regions of Los Angeles. Then they’d make fun of me because i might occasionally you should be similar, “after all, i possibly could simply make an effort to date Elise Bauman.” I found myself always, “What i’m saying is, {this person|this i

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