It did take awhile for him to understand what depression is like for me, but at this point he is very accepting & supportive. A "normal" person dating a depressed person is gonna be a one-way emotional relationship.
So, you can find someone without depression who will "get" you; there just may be a LOT of bumps in the road to get there, which is, of course hard for those with mental illness (and their partner). I think that's way less healthy, because the depressed person is gonna probably end up driving the non-depressed person away.
If you never thought you could find a partner who has the same priorities, preferences, tastes, fetishes, lifestyles, or medical conditions as you—the following list of REAL dating sites will give you new hope: 1.And beyond that, a non-depressed person can't support a depressed person...not They can't understand entirely what you're going through, and even if they are empathetic enough to help you, they're not gonna want to do it ALL THE TIME.Unfortunately one of my first reactions to this was also the concern over PUAs and thinking that women on such a site would likely be victimized.Though now that I think about it more, there are some women who've used a similar power dynamic against men, so it would be risky for both sexes, even if probably more commonly so for women.there's just no way they'll be able to do that. Two depressed people would be able to support each other fine. I don't think I'd feel shitty I couldn't support them, I think it'd actually be really nice to have someone to relate to and vice versa.And if they're having lows at the same time... I'm imagining a website where depressed people go during a " energy spike " and are super charming for a day or two then the conversation takes a break for a few weeks until the next spike comes." so, i'm sorry i disappeared but i went into hibernation. "The site could have a pause button, where no message is sent but the user's status is set to "Paused: This means no messages out but don't take it personally".(I) Can Do Better (than my current partner) Think you can do better? Salad Match As the site says, “With ugly dating, you can date ugly people who know exactly how you feel! Why just date an ugly person if you can find one who's also a schmuck? STD Match People with STDs often fear they’ll be rejected once they disclose their STD to their date, so why not connect with others who have the same one? Watch my TED Talk and improve your emotional health.Post a picture of you and your partner, members of the site vote on which of you could do better and that person gets to join the site. Sure, you have to post your picture on the site but you can’t go fishing without bait, even if the bait is crabs. Mullet Passions The site has a wonderfully upbeat message: “It's no fun looking for love when you're a clown, behind all the make-up and the red nose is a lonely heart.” I'm sure the site is very successful--what could possibly be more romantic than a clown horn? Like my Facebook page Also, join my email list and receive an exclusive gift article—How to Recover from Rejection.Mostly because when we know the person we are going to meet has gone through what we have, we'll know that they can understand if we're anxious or looking dull.Ehhh dating someone who is depressed while you are also depressed isn't super great....Like if you have a very mild depression that flares up once a year or whatever, you'll probably be ok.But a truly depressed person who is depressed 99% of the time...It's just a fantasy, I know it would probably be unhealthy and impractical.