Online dating cancer survivors
This only made me hope that there wouldn’t be a third date!
” If you’re struggling with how to broach the topic, try writing down what you want to say and then have some trial conversations with a friend or loved one, suggests Leslie Schover, a professor of behavioral science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Jones, now 35 and in remission, is a case in point.
“That pretty much did us in as a couple,” says the Wichita, Kan., resident. I had enough to manage with staying alive.” But eventually, Jones felt ready to dip her toe back into the dating pool. I went from being a carefree, fun-loving person to being a woman with a serious diagnosis of cancer — and an unsexy cancer at that!He wasn’t fazed when she told him about her cancer; in fact, he’d read about it in a newspaper article that discussed Jones running a marathon after cancer treatments, but didn’t immediately tell her that he knew.Prep for “The Talk.” Figuring out when and how to tell someone about your health history can be tricky and depends largely on your personality and comfort level.When you’re ready to start looking for that special someone, these tips can help you navigate the somewhat murky etiquette of dating during and after cancer treatment. Only you know when you’re truly ready to rejoin the dating scene.Doug Dallmann, of Portland, Ore., has one piece of advice: Wait until you feel pretty good about yourself, both physically and mentally.“Think about the messages you want to convey,” says Schover.