What are your thoughts on dating someone with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or others?
- I don't think it's a big dealVote A
- I don't mind but it's not the bestVote B
- Other (please explain)Vote C
- I would neverVote D
- It depends on the personVote E
Most Helpful Guy
This question is always really difficult to answer.
A lot of it really depends on the severity. I feel like judging datability is a sum of all the features of the person, not just one specific area. I wouldn't reject someone just for the sake of having a disorder, but I would reject someone depending on the effects of the disorder... if that makes any sense.
For instance, I am friends with some people who have struggled with depression and anxiety issues. I wouldn't really be able to tell though for the most part unless they mentioned it to me.
Basically, if I imagine the disorder or such to be an obstacle that would drive a wedge between us and make it difficult to progress in a relationship, I don't think I would be able to date them. It'd be a friend zone kind of situation. If I imagine the disorder not severe enough and as something we could overcome in the relationship, then yeah sure-- I'd take a shot.1
Most Helpful Girl
Seeing as I have a mental illness, then yeah, I'd date someone with them. I might have to think twice about it because if their illness will affect me and make mine worse then I'm gonna have to put my health first, y'know? But as long as we didn't make each other ill, then it'd be fine.3