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Why are there no dating groups on here. This is pretty much like facebook for the neurotic so why not have groups like that. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would be interested in finding someone I could have a real connection with and also understands exactly what I'm going through regarding mental Illnesses. I have nothing against the other groups that already exist but I also think that intimacy would be a great addition to the groups. Finding love in no way can be a bad thing so what do you say to that guys? Wanna make that happen?
Category: Anxiety 4 years ago
jjkanible
Asked 4 years ago

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I think a lot of people are hesitant to start a relationship with someone online when they have no idea who the other person is or what their real intentions are. These days people get catfished left and right - there's a whole TV show on it - so it's always a possibility you're getting screwed over or put in danger in some way. Not trying to burst your bubble, but I've seen some of your posts about wanting to meet people in person and they might scare some people off. All of us on here ARE anxious in some way, after all. Just being honest.
victoriarose
Answered 4 years ago
victoriarose

I agree but I have to say that I've also seen a lot of people saying they want to meet in person for "friends". I'm not even trying to say they have to meet. It could be just an online fling with someone. someone to talk besides just saying "oh you deal with your anxiety with this and this and prayer". I'm talking about having a real conversation with someone which I believe is healthy for everyone on here. If they become friends in that manner, Great! If they don't oh well. If they happen to form a stronger connection, what's wrong with that? Point is, this site is too reliant on small talk and not enough about "real" support. Why do you think this site is so dead most of the day or a lot of people's questions go unanswered? There's no intimacy. For a group of people who have similar issues there's not direct way for people to communicate easily. And about catfishing.....that could happen just as easily in that "find a friend" group so that irrelevant.
jjkanible
Answered 4 years ago
jjkanible

Sounds like a good idea. I've tried online dating sites and gone on dates, but the major roadblock has been that guys all seem to think there must be something wrong with me since I'm still single at 45. Well, yes I have social anxiety disorder but that doesn't mean I'm undate-able. It's so exhausting having to explain that you have SAD, but you are getting better and working on it or just evading the question about why you are still single. It would be nice to just meet someone with similar issues who you didn't have to explain yourself to like you're some kind of alien. I wish there were more dating sites for people with all types of mental illness, including anxiety, and I wish there were more in person support groups on meetup.com. I live in Hawaii, so needless to say there are no support groups for even generalized anxiety. I suppose I could start my own meetup, but as I have social anxiety I'm not a leader or the type to organize a group. Plus, I'm not so sure there would be a big following for it. I'm just sad that I'm getting older, tired of watching life pass me by, tired of being limited to online dating where, unfortunately a lot of creeps are, because I'm too afraid to strike up conversations and be outgoing. I feel like crying everyday. I'm on antidepressants, but they only work to a point. I'm just so frustrated. One on one therapy is okay, but I so wish for a support group and local dating group. Just frustrated. Aloha:(
alohaann71
Answered 4 years ago
alohaann71

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