The two keys to online dating are learning how to play the dating game and knowing when it's time to shift gears and pull back to regain your sanity.
You either get no replies, perhaps the odd one or two after pub closing hours, or you attract someone who admires you for your honesty AND your flaws. You may as start choosing the fabric and start table planning.
I thought about doing this experiment, for about ten minutes, but did I really want to greet my potential soulmate with my most personal personality defects, which for me is my mental health? People are still scared of mental health, but even though stats are rising, awareness is on the up, and all of us know someone who knows someone with a severe and enduring mental illness, we would apparently live with an ex convict then someone like me.
Since then, she has "kind of been hiding" from the dating scene.
Let's face it: How do you drop that bomb on a potential love interest? She considered a number of online dating venues, but she says asked too many questions on its enrollment form, e Harmony was too "religious," and My Space was too much of a "hookup zone." "I wanted to meet men with my same diagnosis so we wouldn't [need to] have 'the talk,' or fear of rejection and transmitting," she says.
A new breed of dating sites has emerged to play cupid for people with chronic diseases and disabilities.
Over the past five years, several sites -- such as Prescription4love.com, Nolongerlonely.com, and -- have launched to serve the needs of people with conditions ranging from bipolar disorder to Crohn's disease.Below are some tips that can help get you into the game.It’s important to keep in mind that, if you’re severely depressed and having a hard time keeping up with daily tasks, you may want to focus more on your own health before looking for a relationship.In fact, knowing when to press pause on your online dating profile could be the difference between finding that special someone and giving up with bitterness and self-loathing.Here are 10 signs it's time to take a step away from online dating: 1) You're looking for sex, but you're seriously disappointed when it's not love.Together these sites now boast tens of thousands of members.