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When your sick of dating

Healthy people have more avenues to meet people that would fit their criteria for a significant other (I’m not implying that’s a cake walk either), but what about the chronically ill? And what if you feel like you look and feel like crap and just the stress of even thinking about getting yourself presentable and putting on a good face is too much?

Even for the “functioning” chronically ill this may be close to impossible. It’s so much easier just to sink back into isolation because self-care and living is enough to deal with.

I'm not very keen on texting as it is, I would rather arrange to meet up and then talk on the date.

Otherwise, you have run out of talking material from all your messaging and have nothing new to ask or say when you meet face to face.

“If I had to pick any favourite time for dating, it was definitely the early 2000s.

So this is just a shout out to my fellow chronic illness warriors; for now we will just hunker down, survive, take care of ourselves and (for me) serve God the best I can with what limited spoons I have.

Dating apps have transformed how we find love - but some jaded swipers now long for more traditional ways of discovering The One.

This one’s for the single ladies (or gentlemen) who find themselves not only chronically sick, but chronically single.

I almost titled this post “girl interrupted,” but for me it’s not like I ever had a steady healthy life to interrupt, it’s more like health troubles have been the gremlin to the airplane of my life since my teen years.


  1. Feb 24, 2017. Why people who are chronically sick may have a difficult time dating.

  2. Feb 16, 2018. Almost everyone knows a friend who's tried online may have witnessed their frustrations when they got passed over by a digital love.

  3. Jan 26, 2017. Over the past couple of months, I've been casually dating multiple guys, and sometimes at the same time. One thing that has become pretty.

  4. Oct 2, 2017. This woman and I had been dating for a month, when she got the flu. What is the relationship etiquette when someone is sick and you like.

  5. If your significant other is down for the count, here are some ways to help make their sick days better.

  6. Aug 7, 2017. Online dating is rife with issues. There's the whole conundrum about creating your own profile and making sure you're putting your best pics.

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