It’s Valentine’s Day - three words guaranteed to trigger an emotional reaction, be it a warm fuzzy feeling, an eye roll, or something in between the two. So this week, we’re talking about a goal that will feel pertinent to many at the moment, that is, building a healthy dating life. On paper, it’s never been easier to meet someone, but digital dating and mental health don’t always go hand in hand. How do you deal with rejection in a world of blue-tick politics? How do you know when it’s time to stop swiping? And how can you put your mental health front and centre of your dating strategy? Joining Senior Editor Roisín Dervish-O’Kane to discuss all this and more are Dr Sophie Mort, a former NHS Clinical Psychologist who now has her own private practice, and Louise Troen, a brand consultant and former International Vice President of Marketing at the dating app Bumble.
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