Specialized Dating

Though only an estimated one percent of the American population suffers from schizophrenia1, it can be a terrifying experience, both for those suffering from it as well as for their friends and families. If you find yourself dating a schizophrenic person or suspect your date has the condition, here are some things to keep in mind.

Be honest with yourself

One of the most dreaded diseases in history, polio is now almost completely preventable today, thanks to safe and effective vaccines. Even then some people continue to fall prey to the poliomyelitis virus that can damage nerves and lead to partial or full paralysis. However survivors can lead a healthy life if certain basic precautions are taken. If you know someone who has polio and wish to go out with him/her, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Focus the person not the disability

“If music be the food of love, play on…”thus spake a love-lorn Duke in one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Twelfth Night. Love and music have often gone hand in hand – there seems to something about music that perfectly expresses the range of emotions in love, from the high soaring ecstasies to the depths of longing. Dating a musician, especially a guitarist, can be a highly satisfying experience for the wealth of creativity they can bring in a relationship. Here are thus some tips on meeting and dating a guitarist.

When you join the dating game, you realize that nobody is really perfect – almost everyone is dealing with issues like may be an incident from the past, hailing from dysfunctional families or coping with medical conditions. So if you start dating a girl and even get to like someone only to find out she has hypothyroidism, it may leave you confused and worried. But then should you wish to know the person better or indeed have a relationship, here is what dating a hypothyroid girl could be like.

Get the facts

The dizzying pace of change in almost every aspect of life – social, economic and environmental – has led to a vast range of responses; while some people adopt a fatalist approach of ‘what will be, will be’, the vast majority is on the lookout for ways that life can be bettered for everyone. However there is a minority who believe in being prepared for whatever the future brings, especially in case of a disaster, whether man-made or natural. Known as survivalists, they have a distinctive life view and if you are keen on dating one, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Traditionally, creative professionals have been associated with artistic and cultural pursuits. Increasingly though there is the realization that creative people also make up some of the most valuable assets in a wide range of businesses – they are the ones who come up with out-of-the box solutions and multi-million dollar ideas. Creative professionals are usually found in cities open to ethnic and lifestyle diversity as well as those which encourage atypical thinking and make space for the working of the imagination.

Conventional notions of desirable men revolve around the stereotype of sporty, athletic guys who love throwing hoops or cycling around the countryside more than anything. And yet all eligible men are not necessarily into sports. If your idea of a date does not involve noisy football stadiums and tiring hiking sessions, here are a few ways to meet like-minded guys.

Search out the creative ones

Common interests are one of the most effective ways of meeting potential partners. A relationship based on mutual likes and dislikes not only lessens the awkwardness of initial dates but later on, helps a couple to remain connected when the initial chemistry has subsided. All this is even truer of animal lovers since the animals often become an integral part of their household and daily life – a fact that not all partners can cope with.

It can be difficult for people with anxiety disorder to form close relationships. The deep-rooted fear of social interaction and the feeling of being judged could have important consequences in a budding relationship. Even then, if you have met someone with anxiety disorder who you would like to know better, here are a few tips to help you along.

Know what the condition entails

Living with social anxiety disorder can have a debilitating effect on an individuals’ personal life. He or she not only finds it difficult to approach new people, but simply being in a social situation is often enough to set in motion an anxiety attack. However if you have met someone with this condition and would like get to know him/her better, here are a few things you can keep in mind.

Understand the condition


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