Dating is a fun and exciting time in a persons life! Although for some, it isn’t always fun and exciting. Having epilepsy can pose as a complicated social situation. Though discussing epilepsy with your date is a good idea, its something that you don’t need to do until you feel comfortable talking about it. Its not a good idea to put someone to the test in this regard. Talking about having epilepsy is something that should be spoken about sooner rather than later. For a better discussion, talk about it in person rather than over the phone, through text messages etc.
Anyone you speak to, would tell you their fears of possible rejection in regards to asking someone out on a date. A person with epilepsy has the addition fear of being rejected because of their condition! This is completely understandable. Those who are unfamiliar with epilepsy become confused and scared of the word ‘epilepsy’. Educating that person about epilepsy can help ease the confusion and fear.
Let your personality be what shines when it comes to dating. Don’t allow your fears of your condition and the reaction someone might have when you reveal it, be the third wheel or prevent you from having a good time and/or finding your true love.
Are you or someone you know afraid to date because of having epilepsy? Have you had good experiences or bad experiences? Tell us about it! Let us know what your thoughts opinions and fears are.
My wife, who works in a hospital, never blinked an eye when she found out about my condition. Soon after we started dating, I had a seizure when were having dinner. She didn’t flinch and knew what to do. Better yet, I have the full support of her family and they have helped me out countless times when I was at my worst. It has been a blessing to have them in my life.