Based on the novel “Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman” by Cupid’s guest author this week, Jamie Reidy, Love and Other Drugs brings former Brokeback Mountain co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway back together again on the big screen.  When Jamie (Gyllenhaal), a charming pharmaceutical drug rep meets Maggie (Hathaway), a seductive free-spirit, the two can’t seem to shake each other.   Soon they find themselves bitten by the love bug … a bite so deep that no prescription can cure it.

How can you handle dating someone who is emotionally unattached?


Cupid’s Advice:

Being in a relationship with none of the emotional attachments that comes along with it may seem like a good idea, but it definitely poses some challenges.  Here’s how to deal:

1. Have a game plan: If you decide to involve yourself in a situation where it’s all action and no talk, discuss the terms and conditions first.  Meeting expectations is easier when you’re both on the same page.

2. Take small steps: Chances are that your partner is emotionally unavailable for a reason.  Try to be patient, and content with the small steps that they may be making towards a more emotionally stable relationship.

3. Know when to call it quits: If one of you starts wanting more from the relationship than the other can handle, it could be time to say goodbye.  If you don’t want the same things, there may be no other solution.

Release date: November 24, 2010