Dating With Migraines
Dating is hard enough for the average person without a chronic illness, so adding migraines to the mix doesn't help. Let’s face it, 'migraine sufferer' isn’t exactly a feature you eagerly list on your Match or Tinder profile.
Living on your own with migraines is difficult in itself, let alone when you throw someone else into the equation that you have to consider. Having migraines adds an extra trickiness to dating that the majority of people don’t necessarily have to think about.
Common date suggestions like going out for dinner or drinks can quickly go from pleasant to a full-blown migraine attack, as certain alcoholic beverages and foods are known migraine triggers (this can also act as the perfect getaway plan if a date goes awry).
Then there’s the issue of canceling plans at the last minute. What if I get a migraine and can’t get out of bed, let alone go out for dinner? What if they think I’m making an excuse and they don’t believe me? What if they’re one of those people who think a migraine is ‘just a headache’?
Getting out of the house to meet potential love interests can be a challenge when you’re in debilitating pain. Instead of giving up on the thought of dating altogether, just try some different avenues. There are plenty of popular online dating sites and apps that cater to your relationship preferences.
Looking for something serious? Consider a dating website that requires a monthly paid membership. Chances are, people who are interested in something serious will be willing to pay to find people looking for the same thing.
If you’re looking for something casual, websites like Plenty of Fish or apps like Tinder are a great place to start. This allows you to make instant connections with your best matches from the comfort of your bed.
If online dating isn’t for you, take advantage of your good days! Again, if you’re looking for something a bit more serious, try meeting people with similar interests by going to places you enjoy – a library, café, or museum. If you’re looking for something a bit more casual, bars are still a great place to go to meet people.