Mental Health and Dating: Keeping Safe in a Fast- Paced World (Pt. 2)

Posted by [email protected] on August 10, 2017 at 2:30 PM

To recap our previous blog, many singles that have turned to online dating could be setting themselves up for disaster by not adequately getting to know their dates. Last month’s blog stated nine questions from the article “15 Mental Health Questions You Should Ask Your Date” on Blackdoctors.com. Below, we will include the next six questions. I hope that these suggestions will help you better assess your date’s personality and preferences. With these questions, we hope to help you determine whether asking for a second date or politely rejecting this person would be the best course of action.

Here are tips #10 - #15:

“10. Do you/have you ever smoke / drink / do drugs?

Why: You likely have a preference one way or the other.

11. Do you collect anything?

Why: Do they spend a lot of money or time collecting something?

12. How do you feel about…. [insert what you are most passionate about]?

Why: Whatever you’re really passionate about, do they respect it? For example, gaming.

13. Have you been to any good restaurants recently?

Why: Tells you something about whether they seek out new experiences.

14. What are your thoughts about the upcoming election (any upcoming election)?

Why: The main point here is not to jump to assumptions about your date’s politics. If you jump to an assumption that they have the same politics as you, they might feel too awkward to say that their politics are different.

15. When was the last time you really had fun?

Why: This gives you a glimpse into what the person really loves to do. Not just in their spare time, but really makes them happy. If it’s something strange, then you may want to back off (Causey, 2016).”

If these questions prove to be helpful to you, we would love to hear your stories!

Happy dating!

Dr. Meg

 

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