All of these can make datingoften an ego-shattering minefield for those in perfect healtheven trickier.
"On bigger dating sites the competition is tremendous," says Jim Houran, Ph D, a clinical psychologist and columnist for Online Dating Magazine.
"And lets face it, depending on what [the illness] is, it could very well make you uncompetitive in the larger dating pool." Fortunately, there are a number of alternatives.
A new breed of dating site has emerged to play cupid for people with chronic diseases and disabilities.
I was curious as to what she might be feeling and how should I go about handling something that to me is not a big deal but to her it is?
** Originally posted by The One1313 ** I think maybe the best thing you can do is "show" her and not "tell" her. When I first start dating (or even whenever anybody for that matter) said my p was no big deal it went in one ear and out the other. I guess its from where Ive had this so long and ive seen how some people react towards it.
Over the past five years, several sitessuch as Prescription4love.com, Nolongerlonely.com, and Cisforcupid.comhave launched to serve the needs of people with conditions ranging from bipolar disorder to Crohn's disease.
Together these sites now boast tens of thousands of members.
“Most of us with this don't wish to spread it.” Despiteor perhaps because ofthe economic downturn, the billion-dollar online dating industry has been booming. While sites like and e Harmony don't discriminate, they also don't cater to people like Lana who are coping with sexually transmitted diseases, disabilities, or mental health conditions.The common question people ask is, will my condition be the deal-breaker?If it is, it’s a sign that the relationship wasn’t meant to be.When u been stared at, or made fun of your entire life for something, you tend to not believe it when people actually are ok with it.Just by comming here and posting I can tell that you care a whole lot about her feelings. Theres a saying that a person has to love themselves before they let someone else love them.