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!"