I am single with MS. I find that potential mates are not receptive to the fact I have MS. When do you tell your date your have MS? You tell them too soon - they are spooked. You tell them a few dates in and they are hurt. I'm wholly frustrated.
I thought the man I was dating when I got the diagnosis would break up with me, but he married me a few years later. We have had many ups and downs because of my health, and he doesn't always understand but wants to.
I think a man who abandons you because of illness, isn't worth your time. There are many other good ones out there.
I tell them right away, with in the first date. Let them think about it, of course, but I don't want to waste time and energy on someone that can't or won't accept that have issues, and better and worse days, and unpredictable symptoms. I am a challenge, but I can be worth it. If a chronic illness is going to scare them away, I'd rather know sooner than later. But that's just me.
make it a point to be up front from the start...If they leave, you don't need that kind of man around anyway..Keep your head up high and don't let this get to you...I know it is hard but there will be that man that will stay and be the man you need around with MS.
Date away, have fun~ MS is a diagnosis of a reason why there are certain abnomalities in your body.. Don't let MS be who you are. Don't go out of your way to tell anyone until you find that person that is special! If there are things that are distinctive then go with it slowly and play it as it happens. Most people think it's a death sentence, typically those that are not educated
DonnaMaysFarrimond, the man I was dating when I was dx did break up with me...but came back two weeks later with his tail between his legs with more knowledge on MS than I could ever have. Sadly, he was dx with esophageal cancer a few years later and died. So this is a whole new world. And frankly, my dates have not been that receptive! I guess I have a few strikes - MS, dead ex, female lawyer, fluffy...ehh...Prince Charming will show up eventually!