Finding your next boyfriend or girlfriend can almost be like a second job — and if you’re using a service, it’s a job you’re basically paying to do.
But when you have lupus, it can add an extra layer of trickiness to the mix that non-lupus patients don’t have to think about.
There’s the endless searching and strings of dates (many ending with a “thanks but no thanks” in your head).
If you’ve gone online to search for The One, it means spending hours on profiles vetting out potential matches.
I think informing your friends and loved ones of your condition is super important.
I didn’t clue in on this until I kept canceling on a guy I was dating.
My biggest fear is that no one will want to be with me because of my disease.It made me sad every time they would joke, but I would never tell.It bothered me and I tried to think back to every man that I ever dated or even spent time with, and I didn’t want to continue this apparent pattern.I feel like Lupus has taken most good things in my life away, so it is almost like I don’t even want to give it the chance of ruining a relationship.Let’s face it, dating is difficult, with or without lupus.Remember that having the name “lupus” for your condition does not make your condition worse or better.