Valentine's Day Sucks - #16

Always Open: Valentine's Day Sucks - #16

Join Barbara Dunkelman, Patrick Matthews, Jessica Vasami, and Mariel Salcedo as they discuss their Best and Worst Valentine's Dates, the first impressions, and if size really matters. Sponsored by 1-800-Flowers (http://bit.ly/2jwIWEx) and Casper (http://bit.ly/2d4iXlI)

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  • Rosaielle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I have never cared about valentines day. even as a kid all it was to me was a way to get candy, and now as an adult the idea of having a specific day to do something extra romantic or fancy forced upon you by these societal norms is just so stupid in my eyes. especially considering the fact that this is supposed to be a day to remember St. Valentine, the man that risked his life marrying Christians whom were at the time being persecuted in Rome. So i guess that means my best Valentines Day experiences are when i can treat it as just another day.


    My worst isnt all that bad either, and really just a stupid petty thing. Back in elementary school, we were expected to bring in candy on valentines day, one for each of your classmates, and we'd all have these little bags of candy to bring home or have at recess or whatever. But in 6th grade* this girl had brought in one of my favorite candies, and i didnt get one after she had passed them all out. so i asked her where mine was and she had purposefully not given me one cause she didnt like me. Like, really? i wasnt even upet she didnt like me or that she was that petty already. i was upset i didnt get to have my favorite candy. And she got in trouble for it so that made it better lol. Like I said, it was something stupid and it didnt actually do much to damped the day.


    *In case that was confusing: Some school districts have only 7th and 8th grade in the middle school, and 6th grade is still in elemetary school. You might be surprised how often i meet people that have never heard of that xD

  • ShadowChinchi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ShadowChinchi

    4 months ago

    I absolutely hate that I was dumped on Valentine's Day in highschool. My ex girlfriend had a note in her hand, hugged me, and slipped the note to dump me in my hoodie. The next year I had dates with two different girls, and ever one ever since I have been single. Hopefully next year things change. I hate being 24 almost 25 and haven't had a mid to long term relationship since I was 18-19ish. 

  • SciKosis

    4 months ago

    I feel for Jessica. Every game or story time thing they do, I play along, and I had the EXACT same thing happen. Long distance relationship for 4 years, girlfriend comes down and gets to stay with me for Valentines Day, and I'm working at a hotel. So we go out, get a bunch of drinks, bring a shit ton of games, and get hammered. It was amazing. Until we decided it was a great time to hop on the good foot and do the bad thing. 


    tl;dr - There's nothing quite like taking turns holding each other's hair while you're face first in the toilet

  • ForceMaster1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Happy Birthday, Mariel!

  • LFYomisma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Are those Pokemon valentine's day cards on the background? o.o

  • Rusdog FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I love this Always Open group.

  • Bunk_Bunker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Bunk

    4 months ago

    I've been with two women ever. One only ever wanted me to go down on her, the other, while acknowledging that it felt good, did not want me going down on her

  • RJ_James FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Wait is Patrick taken? Fuck.

  • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

    4 months ago

    I love that the wrap up Q&A echoes RWBY's Jaune's conversation with Ruby & Yang in the locker room,.. "I don't get it,..My Mom says that all girls look for, is confidence."   wind_chime


    Cheers!   cocktail

  • FiachraB FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Courier 6

    4 months ago

    PATMAT

  • weiss-baby FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ice Princess

    4 months ago

    Jessica is my favorite guest!! I hope she appears more

  • MonkeyBrad91 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Have to say, Jessica and Patrick are probably my two favourite guests you've had on. Both such amazing personalities. Great episode!

  • MartyGras2

    4 months ago

    Great to see Jessica :)

  • Thepyrowall FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Goddamn Patrick's so fucking cute

  • joocanu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Patrick, your middle school valentine story reminds me of the scene from mean girls, "and none for grechin wieners. BYE"

  • SarahWithStars FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold No Family Bias- Honest

    4 months ago

    it is totally natural and biological for Barbara to 'notice' mens' forearms as attractive


    The male forearm is actually an erogenous zone. When you talk to a guy you fancy you can give that suggestive sexual undertone of interest by touching the forearm- but it is often how being kindly affectionate gets misconstrued as flirting behaviour by men

    For women, you are better touching the upper arm above the elbow to activate that instinct/ neurological trigger.

    • SarahWithStars FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold No Family Bias- Honest

      4 months ago

      This is the fastest 50mins of the week since Day5 xxxx

  • AutumnOnFire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold How may I be of service?

    4 months ago

    Taking notes. So many notes.

  • Orionex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Jon, they don't allow dogs in diners, even if they are the absolute cutest.

  • ZonbiOtoko349 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Patrick needs to be in more episodes or on more podcast hes awesome 

  • Austriker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Austriker

    4 months ago

    Patrick is so handsome! Like i never took notice until now! I have a thing for forearms -and gingers- too and dang hahahaha 

  • c_a_mcc FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Always open never has bad cast members, and I've gotta say Jessica is definitely one of my favourites, she's awesome!

  • cossler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Also, to Barb. The girl I am talking to now says she does not like to be go down on. Is that maybe her past not doing it right?

  • cossler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Mariel you are a princess every day.

  • CathMay15 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Best valentine's date I had was last year with my current boyfriend (this valentine will be our 1 year anniversary together). Last year on valentine's day, it was our 1st official date as a couple, we met up and chit chatted, really enjoying each other's company. Then when we were going to exchange valentine's gifts, I gave him a cute keychain with the letter C (C for Catherine) and he gave me (What I'll say was the best gift you can give a nerdy girl like me and it proved to me that he was the one). He gave me his old Gameboy Color with Pokemon Yellow included and a plushie of one of my favorite pokemons (Lucario). So that became my favorite Valentine's day and from that day on I knew he was the one for me. <3

  • TheJazzhands FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    f' yeah! you go Tyler Stab I appreciate the camera work you do. Keep up the good work!

  • Nurby FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nurby

    4 months ago

    First time I've seen Jessica in something and she is legit the coolest ahhh

  • bigtipper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Jessica!!! Already my favorite episode!  grin

    • charlie_driver FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Charlie Driver!

      4 months ago

      she's so cute <3

  • DocNameless FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Love every episode. 

  • TMeisterJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Level 5 Laser Lotus

    4 months ago

    This was an enjoyably goofy podcast with the multiple facial expressions that just added to the funny.


    I couldn't help but observe the Pokemon valentines day cards in the background for every shot. Cool touch.  

  • VinDelta FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Patrick still the best man ever on this show.

    • DocNameless FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Whoa now. That's a bit far. I would say first is Texas. Then tie for second is Chris, Miles, and Patrick. 

  • nashcd

    4 months ago

    Fuck yes, Jessica is back on. Fuckin love her ass. "Ass" meaning her in general like as a person, not her literal ass, but I'm sure that is great too.

  • atavyplop Lil

    4 months ago

    I've never EVER had a valentine's day date, not even a first date. And sometimes it makes me really upset because i don't have any funny stories to tell

    • DocNameless FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Don't feel bad. Just realized I am almost 27 and have not had a single Valentine's date either.

    • Omnias

      4 months ago

      yeah... I've yet to have a first date either let alone Valentine's. I totes feel ya 

    • GayElephant FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      I'll be everyone's Valentine. <3's to everyone!!

  • xlr8er365 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Anyone know where you can find those Pokemon valentine's cards? Or at least what they say? They're not in enough focus for me to read

    • DocNameless FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      I know a few. "Hey girl, if you were a Pokemon, I would give you an everstone. Because I like you just the way you are." "If I had only one Master ball, I would choose you."

  • srvvlhm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold David Kane

    4 months ago

    Barbara you are looking so hot lately. 

  • Dickard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    OWN THAT TINY DONG, YOU BABY DICKED HERCULES!!!!

  • korbitr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Roller of Ones

    4 months ago

    Is it just me or did the font size and all the site elements get scaled down just a bit?

  • godfatherrules FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    My worst Valentine's Day was in 2012. I had a stroke. So this not my episode see you next week.

  • ShadowBall3r FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold BigDaddyDeadpoo1

    4 months ago

    As a person who he and his girlfriend were band kids in high school, and music majors for two years of college I can confidently say band people are freaks. *nudge nudge*  wink wink

  • jeffreydarus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Party Talk

    4 months ago

    Guys isn't Jessica just the best?

  • UntilNexTime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I love that someone walked in with Bella on their shoulders at the start. XD Also Barbara didn't give an answer for the best/worst Valentines Day she had.  open_mouth


    Patrick and Jessica are so great on this show, they make me laugh so much, esp Jessica when she was like 'a chicken?' 


    I'm so hype for next weeks episode with the RWBY voice actresses. :D

  • blancpage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ModerateOccasionallyPoor

    4 months ago

    How many spontaneous sex scenes in film have a guy on girl oral sex scene versus girl on guy?

  • CHRISNORTH FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    40:21 perfect hahaha

  • blancpage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ModerateOccasionallyPoor

    4 months ago

    Mariel, Patrick and Jessica... *clutches at pearls* *fans face*

  • Hazzard21 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Awwwww Goatly

    4 months ago

    Barbara's outfit is so cute too. That dress is amazing and it all goes together

  • Hazzard21 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Awwwww Goatly

    4 months ago

    I was in Theatre in high school, and high school drama is almost as bad as college, its just all kept more secret since everyone is under 18. My first serious girlfriend and i were in theatre and did stuff in a bathroom secretly at a cast party after a play. Its just all the band and theatre kids, its a lot of crossover between the 2 groups and both membership wise and hooking up wise. Theatre and band kids are just like that, its like some sort of universal thing

  • HarryJohnson FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Is there anyway we can have Patrick on Off topic or the RT Podcast so I don't have to watch this please and thank you

    • hunter559 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      someone seems triggered. Does it have to do with them mentioning small dicks?

  • kellibean123 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I love it when Jessica is on, she's such a gift!

  • EarlVOstar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    As someone who has had a small penis all his life, I could probably write and entire book on the topic. But if I had to limit suggestions, I would first start with accepting the fact that your penis is small. Outside of a risky operation on your junk, there's not a whole lot you can do about it. However, in my experience, I've found that if you're in an intimate situation with a girl, she doesn't really care about the size of it. It's far more important that it works. So as long as you can get hard, more likely than not, you'll be just fine.


    Next, and Mariel was spot on about this, research other ways to please your partner(me, personally, I'm speaking from a straight man's perspective). There is a shit ton of  information out there on the web. You have no idea how many studies there are on the female orgasm, alone. Hell, there's even an entire website dedicated to teaching people how to please women called omgyes.com where you can practice virtually touching a vagina.

    Lastly, remember that most women's imaginations are far more vivid than men's. This means that if you can arouse her imagination, you can arouse her body. So yes, dirty talk works wonders as do "sweet nothings in her ear."

    I am very comfortable talking about my penis size because it's literally a part of me. There's not much more I can do about it. I'm not saying there aren't any size queens out there. There are, but they are few and far between. By the way, losing weight is the best way to increase penis size, but if you're already at a healthy weight, there really aren't any other safe options out there. Just accept it and go all in with a short stack.

    • blancpage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ModerateOccasionallyPoor

      4 months ago

      Folks with and without penises of all sizes are thinking it, so I'll just go ahead and say it: write the damn book.

    • ShadowBall3r FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold BigDaddyDeadpoo1

      4 months ago

      I second this because (from experience) you can make a woman have a seriously satisfying orgasm without even using your wang. Woman get the shaft from life already, doesn't mean you need to give her the shaft as well (that was a bad joke I'm sorry).

  • zatchjones

    4 months ago

    Can we get a Mariel shirt? I have no ideas what it would be, but she is quickly rising us as one of my favorite people in all of Roosterteeth.

  • BrentRF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cosmic Hero

    4 months ago

    I've gotten extremely behind on listening to podcasts because I thought they were getting a bit stale but Always Open really is interesting and is bringing me back into listening to podcasts