Intensity, being romantic and having the ability to think creatively are all sides to ADHD which can positively add to mutual dating experiences.With time and patience, other areas which might cause challenges – such as inconsistency or distractibility can be managed, too.Many people report that they feel shy or overwhelmed when faced with the prospect of searching for someone to date.
One main piece of advice is to understand that all relationships have their issues and many people find it difficult to find the right people to date.
Keeping in mind the positives of having ADHD can significantly help to keep challenges from becoming too overwhelming when exploring the dating world.
There can be some potential negative factors to consider though.
Making sure that you don’t get overwhelmed by interacting with too many people at once can be important.
For many people problems really start to show themselves after the initial ‘rush’ of the first few dates have worn off.
This can be the time when issues such as impulsivity or inattention really begin to be felt by both parties.In the case of long-term relationships or marriage, researchers suggest that ADHD becomes more problematic for couples who have overlooked the condition during the earlier stages of dating.This isn’t surprising since we all tend to overlook challenges in the early stages of dating, when we are in the ‘honeymoon’ phase.As time goes on ADHD can seriously impact marriages if coping strategies aren’t accessed.So, it’s important that new relationships are given time to grow in terms of building romance and friendship, but also in both partner’s willingness to face the realities of ADHD.Being able to take time to go through dating profiles, and to fill out your own profile can help with organization and being more comfortable to mention ADHD.