Would you date someone who you knew was sick? For the purposes of this question, let's assume that it's not contagious and not necessarily terminal, but most likely progressive. Think of something like MS or rheumatoid arthritis. Say the girl was your perfect in every other way but she had these health problems...would you even want to start dating someone knowing that?
As you may have guessed, I am in such a situation. And even though I realize that I'm certainly far from anyone's perfect girl, I just want to know if anyone in my situation stands a chance. These medical issues are such a big part of my life that I think it would be dishonest of me not to tell any potential mates of (at least in general terms) my situation. However, I also recognize that most people probably will not be up for the challenge. Please answer this question honestly. I will not -1 anyone for being honest. In fact, if I'm honest with myself, I'm not sure that I would be able to deal with these problems in someone else. I just want to know the truth for you.
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In all honesty. No butt-kissing here. Nothing but the truth.
Yes, I would. Not at the same circumstances though.
For example... Sometimes I would only date girls because I thought they were hot. In this case, it would have to be someone who I really truly care for and genuinely like. Just because someone has a progressive illness doesn't mean they become unavailable.
Also, I'd have to be sure this person would mean everything to me and it'd have to be someone that I could never see myself hurting... Because I can't imagine putting someone through emotional pain on top of the pain they already have to deal with.
If you wanna talk more about this, feel free to get at me. I respect you for coming out about this.1