Dating for people with illness
Besides, if he was anything like other guys she had pursued, she didn’t think he’d be able to handle it. For Pierce, the most extreme cases were when the doctor told her parents she wouldn’t make it through the night, either because she had stopped breathing or was dangerously anemic, weighing in at 63 pounds.
Online dating can take away some anxiety and stress when meeting others, and it can open up a world of possibility.
The more extreme physical chronic illnesses can make dating seem unrealistic or especially difficult, causing people like Pierce to think, “don’t even tempt me.”One major issue chronically ill people face in dating is disclosure.
The question of when to share the illness with a prospective partner fills online forums, videos, articles, blogs, conferences, and discussions.
Online profiles generally allow users to disclose as much or as little as they want.
Similarly, users can often make checklists of must-haves and deal-breakers.