Did my obsessive focus on healing foods and supplements count as their search for "someone healthy"?I learned to swipe left on men who run marathons, want kids (not wanting them is another fun conundrum), or consider themselves "adrenaline junkies," because there's just no way I can keep up. If I'm not feeling well on a second or third date, I'll push myself to go anyway and see if I can have fun with the person, without letting them know I'm not feeling well.About six months ago, I decided I was tired of waiting for my body to catch up and was fully ready for a relationship again.I signed back up for my online dating accounts and immediately noticed a hiccup: How could I expect to date someone if their profile pointed clearly to a lust for adventure, spontaneous road trips, and scuba diving?
“It depends on the person, and how I’m feeling on that given day,” she says.When you have a body that requires that you work from home, sleep a lot, eat more vegetables than Peter Rabbit, and spend what little disposable income you have on rare blood tests and plant stem cell therapy treatments, dating is awkward. I may mention why I don't eat gluten or, "Yeah, I have a bum knee so I can't run! If things get to a point where we're opening up emotionally, I start sharing details.Not enough to completely overwhelm, but enough so they understand that keeping my body as healthy as it can be is a lifelong struggle.Some people get lucky in the sense that they were already with their significant other before they became ill, but others get the experience of trying to find that special someone while carrying a load of emotional and physical medical baggage around with them every day.If you’re in the dating pool, but need some help, here are five tips to make it less daunting, from people who have been in your shoes.
Apps, online dating sites, texting and late night booty calls have really changed the scene, making dating complicated even under the best of circumstances.