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Episode 77: Sex Nerd Sandra
Exiting the Friend Zone
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Sex Nerd Sandra #77: Exiting the Friend Zone

EPIC NERDY LOVE STORY! Dating advice podcaster Harris O’Malley a/k/a. Dr. Nerdlove & wife Catherine Burke O’Malley (LEOG podcast) share how he married out of the friend zone! TOPICS: Green Lantern Rings, Ancient Online Dating, Attraction in Friendship, Nice Girls & Boys, “Death Camp for Penis,” Harris’s Pickup Artist Phase, Seduction vs Coercion, the Hot Best Friend, Gay Parallel, Neato Time Dilation Effect, First Kiss, Friend Zone Philosophizing, the “Nice Guys of OKC” Tumblr, Nice vs. Good, Pedestals, Fish Tacos and the awkward turtle emoticon! <(”)>


Harris O’Malley is an Austin based blogger and dating coach who runs run the geek love advice blog Paging Dr. NerdLove where he teaches geeks and nerds how to get better at dating without having to give up that special quality that makes them geeks. His articles have been featuredonKotaku, ThinkProgress, Comics Worth Reading, Boing Bong and even the Harvard Business Journal (?!?).  He’s also participated in Lifehacker’s “Ask An Expert” series, answering people’s dating conundrums.

He’s also a regular contributor to as a member of the League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen podcast. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter as DrNerdLove.

Catherine Burke O’Malley holds an MA in medieval history from Syracuse University and is a regular contributor to on the League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen podcast, and an occasional guest reviewer on the Remote Viewing podcast. Her experience with romantic, sexual, and friend-zone matters is strictly practical, personal, and completely ordinary. She married former denizen of her own Friend Zone, Harris O’Malley, in May, 2012. You can find her on Facebook as “Cat from the LEOG,” and on Twitter @cathburke


  1. Sir_D says:


  2. Melvin says:

    That ‘my LEOGS..

  3. iggzy says:

    Glad to see you had Harris and Cat on, those two are great and made for a fun episode too.

  4. Holmes says:

    Holy Shit! I’m surprised to see someone from LEOG on Nerdist. Im glad to see you guys on here and hear about how ya’ll became a couple.

  5. James says:

    And the soul searching begins…