A few months ago, I put myself on an Internet dating website. I was still having radiotherapy for my breast cancer and barely had a few sprouts of hair on my head, but after eight months of being cooped up at home during surgery and chemotherapy, I was more than ready to put myself back out there. The question was how to advertise myself. You see, an Internet dating profile is like a CV. Should I post an old picture of myself with flowing locks and bushy brows and not mention that I ever had cancer?
Hoping to click: dating and breast cancer
Cancer And Dating | HuffPost UK
Several years ago I went on a date with Amanda not her real name. We met at a pub. Before I had a chance to go to the counter to order the drinks, she dropped a bombshell. I don't know how our conversation got there so quickly, but she used the words "chemo" and "cancer". She looked at me, as if waiting for a reaction. The only thing that I could say in response was to ask her what she wanted to drink. I ordered the drinks and then we had what one would call a reasonably relaxed first date conversation.
Blogs and Articles
Tia Jones dated and eventually met her husband after being diagnosed with cancer. In dating after cancer, Doug Dallman has found it helpful to be open about sexual function and fertility. Cancer Type Breast Cancer. Gastrointestinal Cancer.
The explosion of dating sites and apps may have revolutionised the way potential partners can meet nowadays. Clair was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of , aged Having ended her eight-year relationship shortly after finishing surgery, she decided to try internet dating in February