3 Things I Learned About Dating From a Psychic

I'm no stranger to metaphysical ideas. As the daughter of an astrologer (yes, really!), I grew up hearing advice like "Don't make any big decisions this week because Mercury is in retrograde" and "The moon is orbiting your fifth house of love, you're going to meet someone." While I love my mom, I've never taken her star-based predictions seriously (unless they were in my favor -- then I'm convinced they're true!).

So when I was offered a chance to meet with Thomas John, a psychic and medium based in NYC, I couldn't resist hearing what he had to say about my life -- especially my (lack of) love life. Thomas says he has seen and heard spirits since he was 4 years old and claims his readings are 90 percent accurate most of the time.

Thomas gave me an hour-long reading and made some interesting predictions about my current and future love life:

Prediction: Apparently, I'm About to Meet Someone
A week or so before going to Thomas, a friend and I stopped by another a $10 sidewalk psychic to get a fast reading. She said I would meet the guy for me by September and that his name would begin with a certain letter (I'm a little too freaked out to reveal it!). Thomas matched her prediction almost exactly: I'd be with the right guy by the end of the year and his name would begin with that same letter. (He also said he'd look like a younger, better looking version of Donald Trump Jr., which sounds good to me.)

Dating Lesson: When You're Single, Your Door is Always Open!

Sure, it's impossible to know exactly when you're going to meet the next significant partner in your life (unless you're a psychic) -- but when you're single, the possibility is always there. While it can be sometimes easy to give up hope (after yet another unsuccessful date), try to make an effort to always keep your eyes -- and more importantly, your heart -- open to new people who may be the right fit for you. For tips on having better first dates, check this out.

Prediction: My Past Will Come Back to Haunt Me
While I'm supposed to meet someone awesome soon (yay!), in March, a guy from my past will try to win me back. He claims that this once-unavailable person will try really hard with grand gestures and plays for my attention, but ultimately I'd make the right decision to deny him.

Dating Lesson: You Have to Let Go Before You Can Fall in Love Again
I know -- easier said than done. But before you can jump into a new relationship or even entertain falling in love again, you have to heal from the guys who have hurt or disappointed you. It's unhealthy to build something new if your personal foundation is still shaky from a storm that passed months or even years ago. For tips on how to get yourself (and your sexy!) back, read this.

Prediction: I'm Just Getting Started
Thomas told me a few times that I have a bright, white light surrounding me, which means overall, the energy I give to the world is positive. It's because of this light that men, people and friends enjoy my company. This light will help me not only find love but give me luck throughout my life.

Dating Lesson: Optimism and Positivity Go a Long Way
Regardless if it's your career, your love life or your friendships, having a great outlook will help you succeed. (No one wants to hire, date or hang out with negative Nancy, after all!) In fact, attitude is one of the things most important to a guy when he's looking for a girlfriend or lifelong partner. For other things men look for when they want to commit, check this out.

So, do I believe Thomas? I'm not entirely sure (though my mother is certainly excited that he confirmed things she's been telling me for years!). However, hearing him reassure me on topics I've ached over before (will I ever meet a decent guy?) gave me a new sense of hope for the days to come. And the reading has also made me pay more attention to a new man's name -- you know, just in case it starts with that magic letter.

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