“Say More About That” Show Notes: Episode #26 – How to be mentally healthy while online dating

Jeff Guenther, MS, LPC on Aug 25, 2019 in Say More About That

Jeff and fellow therapist, Karel Chan, discuss how crazy making online and app dating can be these days. We'll talk about practical things you can do to stay mentally healthy while swiping left and right. We explore the do's and don'ts of online dating while digging into how to stay guarded but not too guarded, how to handle rejection and being ghosted, how having standards is good but can get in the way and so much more. Jeff and Karel keep the conversation light and fun while also providing tons of advice for therapists that have clients who are online dating.

Learn more about Karel Chan at here website

This episode covers:

  • Do’s and Don’ts of online dating
  • The evolution of dating websites
  • Difference between Dating well v. Finding a relationship
  • How to not take everything personally while online dating
  • How to stay guarded but not too guarded 
  • What kind of expectations should online and app daters have?
  • Can’t avoid rejection so how should you handle it?
  • When should you meet in person?
  • Having standards is good. But can sometimes get in the way.
  • What to do if you see your therapist online
  • As a therapist should you tell your client you’re online?

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    Jeff Guenther is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR.

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