As a 56-year-old woman with MS who is on the dating scene, I am now starting my second year as a single woman.I have been making the acquaintance of able-bodied men, and the challenges I’ve faced are pretty much the same as those I experienced as a single able-bodied woman prior to developing MS at age 41.When talking about multiple sclerosis, the subject of MS and dating may seem like a trivial one to raisebut that is only so to people who have never been single and managing the disease.Though it is not as major a conversation as, say, treating MS, it's important to acknowledge that multiple sclerosis may give rise to some insecurities, uncertainties or issues when it comes to your dating lifeand your comfort and happiness are too important to overlook.
So many of us are not diagnosed with our disease until we have established lives, spouses, kids, careers, etc.
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After describing my dating escapades to a friend one day, she asked me: Have you ever considered dating a man with MS? And I felt a bit irritated by the question because she seemed to offer it up as some kind of solution to my man problem, which it is definitely not.