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Dating a therapist

"They get so excited about the prospect of that person, that if they don’t hear from them again, they're completely devastated over someone they've only hung out with a few times." Her advice is to, just like searching for a job, go into dates with an open mind — thinking that you'll probably never see this person again, but if you do, then that's great.

I wish you lots of luck in the future.” Look, just don't do it.

But Sussman recommends refraining from doing the really deep research — like what their hobbies were in middle school — so that you can go into a date without any preconceived notions (that may or may not be true) about who the person is or what they're really like.

If you’re in the early stages of dating someone, you should always assume that the person you’re dating is still seeing other people as well, Firstein says. ) Firstein recommends saying something like, “Look, I really like you and I want to know what you’re looking for.” And if the other person responds saying they like you, too, then you can reply with something like, “I’d like to keep getting to know you, but exclusively, if you want that too” (if that’s what you want).

But try not to let yourself spiral, focusing all your time and energy on losing hope and being convinced you’ll be single forever.