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Social worker Barbara Golby gives advice for restoring confidence, setting expectations, and disclosing disease history and shares resources for cancer patients and survivors looking to jump into the dating scene.Dating is exciting — but having cancer or having had cancer in the past can make the search for a relationship seem daunting. “Dating was hard and scary even before you had cancer, and all of those fears are probably still there after the cancer,” says Memorial Sloan Kettering clinical social worker Barbara Golby.
You may feel that talking about your diagnosis and treatment is too personal to share immediately.
Or, you may worry that it could scare away a potential partner.
I am 30, from GA, and looking for the love of my life. Check out 'C is for Cupid' - I think the url is cisforcupid.org, but it's specifically a 'dating site for cancer survivors.' I'm on there, have had some great discussions and sharing. I know if I do my best right now, I'll be where I want to be in six months. I know about being broken into pieces, I just live in the present moment now. I'm in NYC if there's any women out there from my location, I could really use a friend, it would be nice to have someone to talk too, someone to encourage, and for them to be an encouragement to me.
I am new to this website, but actually got on looking for other young survivors and some male survivors to possibly start dating again. I can relate, I had dated a woman for 9 mos, and she was great about it at the start and most of that time.
A younger person with goals of marriage and children — and potential mates who may have had little experience with serious illness — probably has different dating concerns than an older person, whose potential partners might very well be dealing with their own health issues.