Depression and not dating
My depression is worse on some days than others (not going into details on that just now), so some days I'm sure I'm a joy to be around. How do you explain to someone you just met (and want to present your best-self towards) that you suffer from depression?
I feel like bringing it up too soon will scare a guy off, but on the other hand, how do you explain those days when it takes all your energy just to go to work, let alone be funny and interesting for someone? She told me the first night we started talking that she had it.
I actually was about to date a girl with depression. She could have easily died, maybe taken someone with her.
Yes, I know how it feels to not care about your life and take your chances despite a large risk death. Should I start dating her and she do something stupid like that again, that'd be the worst thing to happen to me.
The most important thing to remember is not to date because you feel like you have to.
If the timing doesn't feel right to you, then learn to enjoy your own company.
You wouldn't tell someone about your vicious case of diarrhea on the first date, the same goes for mental health.
It makes me seem aloof and distant, especially when people start gossiping about one another and I feel the need to leave the conservation or start defending the gosippee.All any of us can do (including any guy sitting across a table from you) is be ourselves, with our own unique set of strengths and struggles, and hope to find someone to love us and support us.TLDR: Don't feel like you have to be perfect or have everything in your life put together.It's a shitty word for an even shittier state of mind.
That's how I feel too sometimes, which is when I stop thinking about trying to date every few months.
I don't know about you, but if I were a woman, knowing who I am, I wouldn't date myself.