I was checking out a guy’s profile on a dating site. If you’ve never had any mental illness, who wants to date a crazy person?
He was nerdy, clean-cut, and very easy on the eyes. Many people think of mental illness in extremes and stereotypes, i.e., depressed people never get out of bed or those with OCD will never leave the bathroom.
Do you want to date someone that thinks therapy is useless?
When you have a mental illness, you worry about scaring partners away: What if I sound crazy?
You have a right to privacy, but at a certain point your date deserves honesty. Here are five tips I’ve figured out in the murky world of dating. Do Your Research If you do online dating, some sites, like OKCupid and Match.com, allow you to see someone’s views on different issues.
Before you decide to meet, check out what they think about mental illness.
What if this person doesn't want to date me anymore?
What if he rejects parts of me that I can't change?