Like most daters, Elyse Fox, 32, a model who lives in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, is looking for a partner who is kind, attractive, smart and funny. She is hoping he likes to travel, is ready for commitment and communicates well. But she has one nonnegotiable: He must be working on his mental health, preferably in regular therapy.
She decided to make this rule a few weeks ago after going on a date with a guy who unloaded his problems onto her. “Over wine and this beautiful dinner, he was pouring out all this trauma and childhood stuff that I never asked about,” Fox said.