Dating a therapist

They may be good people, but they aren't good partners. You're together and he never (or barely) asks you anything about you - good Lord the minutes will tick by slowly with this one - and if not you, what is he interested in, anyway?

Throwbacks haven't honed their brain - literally - they haven't maximized their human potential.

There is nothing more attractive than having someone listen to you uninterrupted and un-judged.' In short, emotions are contagious.

'If you are having fun, laughing or smiling, your date will be influenced by this and end up thinking they had a good time,' she says.

You may run into her at the grocery store or find yourself only a few seats away on the bleachers of your kids’ soccer game.

It’s only natural to see such a person as a friend.

It’s an important difference in that professional boundaries are in place and should remain that way.

A boundary in counseling is much like a boundary on a piece of land. It’s a line that says where the relationship begins and ends.

For extra points, organise a cooking class or book two spaces at a lecture (anatomy and physiology is recommended if you want to become boyfriend of the year: it's a date plus continuous professional development for the massage therapist, it's a win-win! So, you're read the tips: dating a massage therapist is a challenge, but a fun one at that.

), but abandon any expectation that if you were her boyfriend you would spend the whole day being massaged from top to toe. (Worth a try but after the second or third time it won't work! And, by the way, ask for her business card, check her website on your mobile and compliment her on how great it looks and how easy to navigate it is. Massage therapists are highly motivated individuals who love people and thrive on social interaction.

If you have a 9-5 job, it's very unlikely that your schedules will match.

Actually, there are really good reasons why your therapist can’t be your friend and still be your therapist.

The therapeutic relationship is different by design.

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