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Any Tips For Dating And Telling A Date About Your Epilepsy?

Any Tips For Dating And Telling A Date About Your Epilepsy?

Have my first date tonight after being diagnosed. Not sure how/when to disclose that I have epilepsy or explain it, I'm very nervous about having a seizure in front of him.
Could anyone please give me some advice or tips? Thanks so much :)

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I didn't tell any boy that when I was in school before we started to date each other, cause I knew that he would look at me different, or maybe make fun of me. But you should tell him about yourself, in case something happens.....

edited, originally posted about 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

If he cares about you, he will listen. He will understand. If it scares him off, well you probably don't want to be with him in the first place. I would mention it casually when the times right. Who knows, he may have health issues himself or have been in a similar situation. You never know until you try. Good luck! 🤗

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My best advice is during talking & getting to know each other ask him if he has any healthy problems or allergies so your aware & right away be open about your epilepsy. It is the best thing because if something does happen then he knows. My hubby knew from when we first met & I just got tremors that year or the next year. Feel comfortable & it will also help for if there's places you can't go. Trust me

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was lucky my hubby knew about the worst of them but I had only had tremors at the time. But over the first 2 years I had surgery & went seizure free until 5 years later. He saw all of them & thought epilepsy is just another illness just like he has asthma. Now married for a lot of years & glad to it being my best friend :)

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I would tell him after the date. If he can except you are use are he is not worth it. Just look at it this way, he might have a problem too. Nobody is perfect. If he does not like you as you are then he is not worth your time.

posted about 4 years ago
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