Would you date someone who is depressed or might be at risk for suicide to try to make them feel better?
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Dating someone out of pity (stringing them along) is something that I frown upon. Completely and utterly.
Stringing someone along and playing with their emotions is a terrible thing to do. It's rude, deceitful, and could cause unseen complications. Not to mention, that it could harm them emotionally for a long time.
If they are in danger of committing suicide, and you begin to date them just to 'pull them away from the edge' may work for a short while, but the moment that the relation ends (Possibly if they found out that you were just stringing them along). Then the effect it would have would most likely push them over the edge.
If you think that someone may be contemplating suicide, then it would be best to contact a local hotline, or help service for depression or suicide in your area.1