As I said, it’s not easy to write about this stuff or talk about this stuff.
So I’d like to give a huge shout out to two amazing patients: stage 4 anal cancer patient Michele Longabaugh and testicular cancer patient Jon Dibblee.
“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.
“Breast cancer survivors offer a unique understanding of the value of life—and love.”) The women you’re about to meet— Jenny, Kristina, and Nicole—are proof."When I signed up for OKCupid, they asked, What’s the most private thing you’re willing to admit?
Dating comes with many challenges, let alone if you are battling cancer.
It’s normal to have fears and concerns about dating or starting a new relationship, but having cancer should not stop you from taking a chance on a great relationship.
But if you’ve had breast cancer, there may be additional worries to negotiate when looking for a match. He asked me about the cancer and we arranged a second date.
Who better to help you navigate the world of dating after a breast cancer diagnosis than the women who’ve been there themselves? He said it wasn’t an issue for him and he still wanted to take me out. Four months later we are still together and very much in love. Get to know someone a little and pick the right moment to tell them.
And here’s Part 2, which offers a few experts tips and tricks that we as patients can use to hack our post-treatment sex life.
The explosion of dating sites and apps may have revolutionised the way potential partners can meet nowadays.
And a quick search for ‘dating advice’ brings up countless pages dedicated to the topic.
It was over a year after my diagnosis and I don't think I was ready, emotionally or physically.
But after the breakup of my marriage shortly before my diagnosis, I missed being close to someone.