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Something that I have found interesting is that both men and women say that they are most interested in companionship. Most of my patients say that they want someone to travel with, to go out for dinner with, or to a movie or symphony concert.
And then the women say: “Of course, if he wants to have sex, I’ll do it for his sake, but that really doesn’t interest me.” The men say: “So, you have to help me find a way to get an erection, because if that’s what these women want, then I’ll have to do that, even though it’s not that important to me.” See why I would like to start a matchmaking service?
Number 1: If the person lives in the same city or nearby (and this doesn’t seem to always be a criterion), perhaps going out for coffee is a good first “date.” Number 2: Don’t assume that it’ll be love at first sight (although that would be convenient).
And number 3: You need to talk about expectations about a physical relationship sooner rather than later.
I have written about the support that a partner/spouse provides to someone living with cancer—with prostate cancer and for young adults with cancer—and I always include the partner in discussions about treatment choice or sexual difficulties.
But a number of my older patients are single, and their experiences of facing treatment and survivorship alone are profoundly moving.
That would not be ethical of course—but I bet I would be successful in pairing some of them up . Dating these days seems to start with an online membership to one of the many dating websites out there.
That, in itself, is a challenge for many of my older patients who are not tech-savvy or at least not comfortable with posting a picture and completing an online profile.