Online dating after cancer
“I’m a breast cancer survivor…so my body is not so perfect,” wrote one woman on recently.“If you can’t handle that, keep it moving.” (And plenty of dates can handle it: “One of the top things singles say they are looking for is the ability to learn from a partner,” says Laurie Davis Edwards, founder of the online dating-coaching service e Flirt.On Wednesday July 5 between - GMT we’ll be busy making things better.You’ll still be able to search, browse and read our articles, but you won’t be able to register, edit your account, purchase content, or activate tokens or eprints during that period.Once upon a time, women who have survived cancer will tell you, the fact that you’d been through the horror of a diagnosis and surgery was not public information—not at work and certainly not on a first date.Flash forward to 2016 and, experts say, there’s a very different attitude.
In the immediate aftermath of the diagnosis, my single status fell to the backburner as I tried to navigate the complex cancer web of surgeons, tests, and treatment plans.Women often ask, ' How did you deal when you lost your hair?' But men go deeper: ' How should I talk to my sister who has breast cancer? Whether to let him see your scar or to wear a falsey is probably less important than telling him about the breast cancer to begin with. While it is tough to find the 'perfect' time to spill out the information, you can at least practice talking about it to a mirror or to a trusted friend before you actually have to do it. Editor's Note: This conference took place in February 2001. I think the first rule in dating after breast cancer is to make sure that your partner cares about you as a friend before revealing too much. In fact, in general, you yourself have the biggest influence on how your potential partner may react to the news. answering your questions about how breast cancer diagnosis and treatment affect your sex life.