I'm 25, never had a boy- or girlfriend, but I'm tired of being alone. I thought of making an account on a dating site, but I'm not sure... I'm suffering from a severe depression and I'm currently getting treated. I want to be open about it, but so many people don't understand or don't want to understand.
Anyways, what I'm trying to say is that I want to be able to be myself, but I'm really afraid of rejection I guess.
Most Helpful Guy
In my opinion and experience most people don't take online dating seriously at all. You can give it a try, maybe it will be different for you but don't put a lot into it or expect much. If you do go on some dates, just keep this part about your depression to yourself in the beginning, you can still be yourself but share that information a little later when you feel the relationship might be going somewhere or you're sure the guy really likes you and you him. Most guys are going to be very understanding and want to help/work with you on it but sharing that "baggage" right away isn't going to win guys over, give it a bit of time first.1
Most Helpful Girl
i was 27 when i met my other half on okcupid. i went into online dating with very low expectations, but i ended up finding a diamond in a sea of glass. lol.
that was 2 years ago, and we're happier than we've ever been. like you, i'm being treated for anxiety and depression, and he actually inspired me to get the help i needed. yes, there are freaks and weirdos out there, but there are also (wo) men who are intelligent, authentic, and respect others.
if you are going to date online, i would definitely recommend okcupid. there are questions you can answer and, though some of them are really personal (bordering on creepy), they really do help you to find more compatible matches.
most importantly, be safe and have fun!