Dating sites can also be distracting, especially when there are lots of profiles to sift through. Some online dating sites cater to people with ADHD or offer the opportunity to mention that ADHD is part of your life.
This can take away the stress of bringing it up when out on an initial date.
Navigating dating and relationships can sometimes be challenging.
When you add ADHD into the mix the challenges can intensify.
This can be the time when issues such as impulsivity or inattention really begin to be felt by both parties.It’s important therefore to be aware of the condition, individual coping strategies and how to talk about myths and misunderstandings so that any potential partner can learn more about what challenges might arise.It can be helpful to link to factsheets such as the CHADD ‘Myths and misconceptions,’ as well as to be honest and open about areas of difficulty.Much of this depends on taking the time to build on the positive aspects of having ADHD, as well as managing the difficult parts.People who have ADHD often tend to be full of energy, enthusiasm and impulsivity.Issues with inattention, forgetting things, inability to focus or becoming easily distracted can cause issues both short term and long term within relationships.Even with the person who doesn’t have ADHD knowing about the condition, there can still be times when ADHD challenges lead to them feeling unloved or not cared for.Talking about ADHD can largely depend on how well a person knows their condition and how its symptoms manifest.Because ADHD can present very differently with three main types (Primarily Inattentive, Primarily Hyperactive-Impulsive and Combined Type) one person might vary markedly from the next in what sort of challenges they face.Online dating sites can be a great way to meet new people for someone who has ADHD.This is because, in addition to their usefulness in addressing common modern problems like time issues and knowing where to meet single people, they offer a chance to communicate in a way which can be helpful.