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Jennifer Love Hewitt Dishes Dating Advice in 'The Day I Shot Cupid'

In her new book, the 'Ghost Whisperer' star tackles the dos and don'ts of online flirting, setting boundaries, and healthy romance.

Jennifer Love Hewitt's Dating Dos and Don'ts continued...

3. Don't be too open on the first few dates about your hopes for the future. (Never say, "I can see us spending the rest of our lives together.") By saying too much too soon, you could sabotage a potential relationship before it starts. 

4. Listen to what a guy tells you about himself. If he says he doesn't want a serious commitment, believe him. Too many women dress a guy up in the suit they want him to wear and then say, "Why didn't you tell me this?" He's thinking, "But I did."

5. If the relationship was good, you would still be in it. But it wasn't, so you're not. But your time together mattered: You can take what you've learned to your next relationship.

Learning From Ghost Whisperer

Working on Ghost Whisperer, with its tales of death and words left unsaid, has taught Hewitt to focus less on the superficial and make the most of moments and people, she says. "I get caught up in feeling like I'm here forever. But it's a very grown-up, responsible thing to try to end your conversations and your days with the people most important to you knowing you haven't left anything unfinished or unsaid. That's one thing I definitely learned from my boyfriend -- he's one of those people who does that. He really lives life knowing it's short, but it is full of so much excitement and adventure if you're just willing to grab it."

Hewitt and Kennedy, along with their co-stars (who include Camryn Manheim and David Conrad), will be grabbing a lot more adventure in upcoming episodes of Ghost Whisperer. About her character antiques dealer and medium Melinda Gordon she says, "I have to admit that even I'm a bit confused. Ever since my husband died and came back in another man's body, I've been perplexed," she laughs. "I've been used to being in a show where Melinda understands things people don't. Now my character's son has come into the picture, and he understands things that I don't. There's definitely a lot of danger, and there will be a lot of emotional unraveling on Melinda's part. How does she protect her kid from something she doesn't know and doesn't understand? It's going to be scary!" 

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Reviewed on February 23, 2010

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