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  1. L

    OCD in dating concerning AIDS and other STIs

    I will not repeat my entire history here, as it probably is quite known already, but I am a male who is still single/virgin at 30. I already have a lot of problems in dating and social interactions. However, since I was around perhaps 10 or 11 or so, I remember in sexual education having to...
  2. L

    Many women disqualify me in dating solely for being virgin

    I have been in this internal struggle to regain my self-esteem despite having turned 30 and remaining a virgin despite not wanting to. I have gained a lot of self-confidence back, but the problem seems to be that a lot seem to think that the virginity issue nullifies any of that. Even when I...
  3. L

    Friendship/dating sites and forums for atypical people

    Following my first thread on the forum about being single/virgin at 30, I was wondering if there are friendship and dating sites and forums for people who do not fit into the societal norms or expectations of "normal". As an example, I have ASD, several anxiety problems, OCD and sometimes get...
  4. L

    Is dating harder for men with ASD compared to women with ASD?

    Following my thread about feeling depressed from being single/virgin at almost age 30 (29 years, 11 months and 3 weeks), I have noticed throughout my life that I have met a lot more men who have some degree of autism or Asperger's who are single, compared with women with the same condition...
  5. J

    Trying to ask this guy out 😬

    Hi all, I’m 21 male and I’ve had like anxiety all flipping week about this guy I saw working in a retail shop, he is mega cute and I wanna ask him out but my anxiety is stopping me 😅 I’ve been there 3 times this week just to see him again and he’s giving looks but I can’t tell if he is gay or...
  6. N

    Dating with social anxiety

    How do people get out the friend zone when you have social anxiety. I'm 22 and have been seeing a guy for 6 months and we met on a dating website, all we've done is hug at the end of every date and we've touched hands once. I'm good at eye contact, I'm not too bad with carry on conversations...
  7. PurpleDaffodils

    Overthinking Creating Self-Loathing

    I'm in a weird situation... Been seeing this guy though we both agreed we didn't want to put the relationship label on it due to our past relationships. I know he's a good guy. He's a genuinely sweet and helpful person and he has a flirty personality, and generally has a lot of female friends...
  8. C

    Dating/Relationship Advice?

    I'm kind of at my wits' end with this issue. I recently was able to graduate college, am working full-time, and am applying to go to medical school. I'm doing much better than any doc predicted when I first got the BPD diagnosis, but it's pretty much only because I wasn't in a relationship or...
  9. R

    Depression and Dating

    A few days ago the guy I've been dating for the past 2 months opened up to me about how he's been dealing with depression for several years now, and that over the past couple months its been particularly bad. He told me that was the reason he was bad at responding to texts and talking to me...
  10. tragicpink

    emptiness. i want to feel alive

    like many borderlines i experience chronic feelings of emptiness. i used to be able to combat this with risky, impulsive, and damaging activities. i used to use hook ups and dating as a way to fill the void. i'm now in a monogamous relationship that i have no intention of giving up on so hook...
  11. T

    Socian Anxiety and Dating: Possibly Questioning My Sexuality?

    Hi guys, so I have been working on my social anxiety w my therapist for a while now, but I've never brought this up in therapy bc I'm not too sure if she is open-minded about LGBT issues, and to be honest I'm slightly embarrassed about the issue that I have too. So if you have problems w gay...
  12. S

    Dating someone with anxiety

    Hi, I met someone a month and a half back who’s dealing with depression and anxiety, i met him through an online dating app and we hit it off instantly. He had issued regarding his weight as he is overweight but I told him that doesn’t bother me as long as we connect. We kept on meeting every...
  13. C

    Thinking about putting myself out there with online dating as a form of recovery

    Thinking about putting myself out there with online dating as a form of recovery Hey everyone, I know it's 2018 and everyone and their mother seems to be doing online dating. I'm thinking about getting involved and have never really tried it before. My anxiety has been pushing me away from...
  14. My_Second_Chance

    Last Update For Good!

    Hi All Here is the link of my previous story. https://www.mentalhealthforum.net/forum/thread187358.html So after finally getting a hold of this guy. We sat down to have a chat. He informed me he only told me what I wanted to hear via needing time and space to think about working on his...
  15. D

    Paranoia in relationship

    I'm dating this girl at the moment. We've been seeing each other about two months now. I met her on a dating website. We seem to like each other but I really fear my paranoia is getting the better of me. We've not met much recently as she says she is seeing family and friends or just feeling...
  16. P

    Dissociation making dating unreal

    Hey, I feel a bit awkward and like this specific dissociation issue is rather trivial and a lot less bad than other people have it but here goes. I have all sorts of mental health issues (PTSD, BPD, Bipolar etc) Currently about to start therapy again to try and pin point more specifically...
  17. T

    GAD, Insecurities and Dating!!

    Hi everyone! I wanted to share my recent disaster. Just need to vent to faceless strangers, if you know what I mean. I recently dated someone briefly who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks. I also have suffered from severe social anxiety, but after many years of hard...
  18. Y

    Please help - boyfriend has depression

    Hello all. I do not have a mental illness myself but am dating someone who does. I really need your advice on what to do... We have been dating five years. Last summer he ended up going to the doctor and being put on meds for anxiety/depression. He has been dealing with this for many years...
  19. E

    Dating and GAD

    I need advice, dating with my GAD is difficult, I'm more than my problem. A male friend of mine sensed I had some problem I never told him, he had squabble Monday he ignoring me, for some reason I left a message on his phone told him honestly I've anxiety disorder, was this right or wrong, its...
  20. J

    Unexpected Message On A Dating Site

    While Plenty Of Fish hasn't been working after sending about 100 messages today I received an unexpected message on a dating site I haven't been on for years called Zoosk. I joined about 2010 and forgotten all about that website. The only thing is I can't read the message it's only told me in...
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