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Welcome to the Miss Amanda Chen show! Let's get up close and intimate on this podcast, talking about how our feelings of personal success, gender, sex and relationships define our self worth. I want to rewrite the script that we've been born with and challenge traditional beliefs and stories that were told about who we're supposed to be and how we're supposed to live our lives. Join me in the fight for personal authenticity and to live life on your own terms. Follow me on Instagram at @missamandachen for updates. Dropping a new episode every Wednesday. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/missamandachen/support

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Welcome to the Miss Amanda Chen show! Let's get up close and intimate on this podcast, talking about how our feelings of personal success, gender, sex and relationships define our self worth. I want to rewrite the script that we've been born with and challenge traditional beliefs and stories that were told about who we're supposed to be and how we're supposed to live our lives. Join me in the fight for personal authenticity and to live life on your own terms. Follow me on Instagram at @missamandachen for updates. Dropping a new episode every Wednesday. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/missamandachen/support

    Masked Man 20/100: The Work in Progress

    Masked Man 20/100: The Work in Progress

    Hello and welcome back to the Miss Amanda Chen Show. I’ve got some new episodes for the 100 Masked Men series, where I anonymously interview men from all over the world to collect as many different perspectives on relationships and the role of masculinity.

    This week we deep dive into why some single guys stay single, and if you listened to the last episode, here’s a different perspective behind another non committal man.

    Masked Man #20 is the Work in Progress - he believes that for anything to be “worth it” there needs to be a challenge, and you’ve got to struggle to get there. If it comes too easy, there’s a problem.

    I appreciate that he has such high expectations for himself and isn’t blaming the women he’s with, but it’s almost unachievable that he’s literally given up on dating altogether and hasn’t been with anyone for over two years. Out of sight, out of mind, right? The more guys I meet the more i notice how fearful we are at starting relationships because we don’t want to waste someone else’s time. As noble as this man is as a work in progress, i kind of feel like he’s missing out on some amazing relationships. but i’ll let you be the judge of that. let’s get into it.

    I feel like the last two episodes showed various forms of the avoidant attachment type, which is someone that prioritizes being independent and stays away from getting too close to people. but this man in particular seems very fearful of being a disappointment to his partner. does this resonate with you? let me know and as always, if you’d like to be on the show or know of someone with a unique perspective, slide into my DMs at @missamandachen on instagram and see you next Wednesday with more episodes of 100 Masked Men.


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    • 58 min
    Masked Man 19/100: The Noncommittal Man

    Masked Man 19/100: The Noncommittal Man

    Hello and welcome back to the Miss Amanda Chen Show. I’ve got some new episodes for the 100 Masked Men series, where we uncover perspectives of different men all around the world on dating, sex, gender roles, and the meaning of masculinity, fear and self worth.

    This week we deep dive into single men and why they’re still single.

    You know the type. That handsome, multi-talented, well-travelled man with all the options available for him - how could he ever settle down? There's too much in the world to explore to be tied down right now. Say hello to Masked Man #19: The Noncommittal Man.

    He’s your digital nomad type that has been able to travel the world while working in a creative profession. We talk about what dating apps look like to him, what his expectations are when approaching women and what he’s looking for in a relationship. What we uncover is a lot more about the pressure behind choosing THE ONE (if we agree that there is only one) and if there isn’t, why bother making the commitment at all?

    I find it very interesting that this type is incredibly romantic in his conception of what relationships should be for him. That this life partner would essentially complete him in every single way, shape and form somehow and make him lose the need to continue exploring. We get pretty philosophical here. I hope you enjoy the show.

    So this is just one perspective of the noncommittal man that I’ve encountered so far - But what are your thoughts? what are additional attributes of the non committal man that hasn’t been discussed yet on the show? let me know and again, if you’d like to be on the show or know of someone with a unique perspective, slide into my DMs at missamandachen on instagram and see you next Wednesday with more episodes of 100 Masked Men.


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    Masked Man 18/100: The Jovial Man

    Masked Man 18/100: The Jovial Man

    Hello and welcome back to the Miss Amanda Chen Show. I’ve got some new episodes for the 100 Masked Men series, where I anonymously interview different men from all walks of life about dating, sex, gender roles, and the meaning of masculinity. This week we’re talking about why some guys stay single and what they’re really looking for in a relationship.

    Masked Man #18 is the Jovial Man. An absolute hoot to be around, I totally understand why everyone is so attracted to his energy. But relationships were never much of a thing in his life. He’s never had a girlfriend and he didn’t even have sex until he was over 30.

    He shares his story on growing up in the Middle East, moving to Toronto and adjusting to the hustle mentality, boys locker room talk, and the unhealthy addiction behind porn and masturbation.

    I think what’s very interesting to hear about is how guys talk to each other about sex, but make sure to separate that from feelings. And the fear, at least for this guy, about how his male friends might see him differently after being vulnerable in front of them. I mean, if you can’t even do it in front of your best friends, how on earth would you be comfortable in an intimate relationship? I got questions. Let’s get into it.

    This man definitely has an unpopular opinion here when he says that sex isn’t that big of a deal and is actually glad he waited till he was mature enough to practice it, in contrast with some of the other guys we’ve had on the show who said sex was the highlight of high school locker room chat. But what are your thoughts on the subject? Could you relate with him, or do you think we’re missing on some other details?

    As always make sure to subscribe and if you’d like to be on the show or know of someone with a unique perspective, slide into my DMs at missamandachen on Instagram and see you next Wednesday with more episodes of 100 Masked Men.


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    • 52 min
    Masked Man 17/100: The Quiet Man

    Masked Man 17/100: The Quiet Man

    Hello, you’re listening to the Miss Amanda Chen Show and here’s another episode of the 100 Masked Men series, where I have courageous conversations with anonymous men all around the world about dating, sex, and what it means to be a man.

    Masked Man #17 is the Quiet Man. You know the type, reserved, sticks to himself, incredibly observant, and probably has a lot o female friends. In this safe space we get really deep into the play-by-play of consent and rape culture from both his point of view and mine.

    I’m so grateful to be able to share two sides to a topic that is really important to me, and I’ll let you be the judge now - on whether or not we can feel someone saying ‘no’ with their body or do we require the actual ‘words’ set in stone.

    I actually love that this is all captured on this podcast because I feel like I get into these conversations all the time regardless of the show, and I always wish I had it all available to share. So here is my first, and definitely not my last attempt at talking to another man about consent and rape - I hope you enjoy the show.

    This is just the tip of the iceberg of my conversations on rape culture and I’m sure I’ll gather more courage as I continue on my journey interviewing 100 Masked Men. Make sure to subscribe for more episodes every Wednesday and I’ll see you next week. Bye for now!


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    • 39 min
    Masked Man 16/100: The Masked Defender

    Masked Man 16/100: The Masked Defender

    Hello, you’re listening to the Miss Amanda Chen Show and welcome to the first Wednesday of 2021. I’ve got some new episodes for the 100 Masked Men series, where I have candid conversations with anonymous men from all walks of life about what masculinity means to them in the 21st century.

    Masked Man #16 is the Masked Defender. In this episode we talk about the stereotypes and assumptions that come as an attractive male personal trainer with mainly female clients, so you can imagine the backlash he might get from male colleagues with his unusual popularity among women.

    Personal fitness might look different these days, but the pressure to have the perfect body still exists. There's so much we talk about here, from encouraging women to desire to get stronger, take up boxing and lift weights, but not too much because you’ll start to look like a man. At the end of the day, it’s all about insecurities projected from other people and of course this gets touchy because our most vulnerable moment is when we’re trying to improve our body image. this is a fantastic conversation and i really hope you enjoy the show.

    This man is actually the first interview I ever made at the beginning of November for the 100 Masked Men Series and I think now's the perfect time to share his episode as we hit January 2021 with a fresh set of goals.

    I've since changed a lot of my views and the way I conduct my interviews, so it's been a fun reflection listening back to this. I hope you enjoy this episode and as always, subscribe to the show and I’ll see you again next Wednesday with some more interviews of 100 masked men. Bye for now!


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    • 25 min
    Masked Man 15/100: The Masked Entertainer

    Masked Man 15/100: The Masked Entertainer

    Hello and welcome back to the Miss Amanda Chen Show. It’s the first Wednesday of 2021 and I’ve got some new episodes for the 100 Masked Men series, where we unpack what lies behind gender roles, the meaning of masculinity, fear and self worth with 100 interviews of anonymous men from all walks of life.

    This week we’re talking about body image and the expectations we feel we need to fulfill in society. So why not go to the source and ask someone who works in the entertainment industry?

    Masked Man # 15 is the Masked Entertainer. Coming from a background in dance, he reveals a lot of discrepancies of the body image expectations between boys and girls, how young the sexualization of women’s bodies begin, and how much the entertainment industry is focused on looks over talent. We even get into some dangerous territory on what YouTube videos might falsely portray about how perfectly some performances might appear, when in fact they’ve probably rehearsed it for weeks. I think it’s also interesting to note that this is coming from a gay man’s perspective and how that can be wildly different coming from a straight man. I hope you enjoy the show.

    I think it’s interesting how this man goes against the norm but is curious about how a straight man feels about his own toxic traits when following certain norms? we talk about this concept of being a man and what masculinity means overall in lots of episodes on the show - which masked men have resonated with you the most so far? Or the least? Let me know and again, if you’d like to be on the show or know of someone with a unique perspective, slide into my DMs at @missamandachen on Instagram and see you next Wednesday with more episodes of 100 Masked Men.


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    • 21 min

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