Comedian David Piccolomini wants to make you a better online dater, so he created a podcast about the triumphs and travesties of e-hookups. Listen up!
If David Piccolomini has become some sort of expert in online dating, that’s only because he had to. The Brooklyn-based comic and host of the Tinder Tales podcast (tindertalespod.com) was home-schooled in Delaware and raised in an “almost cult-like level of conservative Christianity,” arriving in the public school system in 9th grade all of “four foot seven and 75 pounds.”
“So in real life my dating options weren’t great,” David says with an easy laugh, “as it turns out that none of that is too good for your sexual development as a teenager. I was immediately desexualized in high school, because apparently no one wants to fuck the guy who looks like he’s eight years old and likes to talk about the Lord.”
Today the hilarious Piccolomini is 30 years old, a polyamorist and performer living the sexual high life in New York City, but when he was 13 years old the only way for David to find girls was to turn to the Internet.
“I’d go into these AOL chat rooms and look for names that looked feminine,” he says with a laugh. “It would always be like, ‘Who wants to talk about the Red Hot Chili Peppers?’ but just ended up being a bunch of people going, ‘I’m horny.’ ‘Are you horny?’”