Each person also has his or her own individual comfort level when discussing the disease.Some may find it important to share their experience; others would just as soon never bring up cancer again. Golby offers the following advice to help cancer patients and survivors answer some of the questions they may have about dating.They often want to find someone with whom to share their life—and this is a real challenge.There are times when I am tempted to start a matchmaking service for the men and women, both gay and straight, who tell me how lonely they are and how they long for someone to share their life with. I often hear stories that describe how difficult it is to dip an older toe into the world of dating in 2015; the world is so different from the 1950s and 1960s when last they were single.The type of man I meet aren't the type that would worry about such things.it is never the reason why things don't go further. I can't see any reason why someone in our age group would not date a cancer survivor. (from someone who HAS crossed that street) I would really have to evaluate the situation if it ever came up in my life again.
I'll take the sweet..caring..giving..honest.sick Paul over the lying..cheating..cruel.man..anyday!! I doubt I'd put a past illness on my profile..although.would be something I would discuss very soon after e-mailing and probably before meeting with a man.I have done.Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. Or would you feel they may again become ill and you would not want to be a part of it. I know and understand the feeling of being sick (not many our ages haven't had some form of illness).the possible detriment that could bring to a relationship.Should a person be upfront about any illness they may have had that could be an issue in the future? For me..dating someone that was ill.becomes ill after we've started a relationship is not the deciding factor of that date/relationship.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 wonder: Am I ready to put myself out there again? “Only now you’re dealing with the fears and insecurities that come up as a result of cancer.”Those worries may look like a fear of rejection because of your history with the disease, body image hang-ups, and a more general struggle to regain your equilibrium after a frightening and draining experience.First I visited forums where cancer patients and their significant others discussed the challenges of dating after cancer.