Dating tips for lonely people

If you're considering telling your partner about a health secret, here are eight tips to help you spill the beans. Practice what to say Before you drop a bomb on a potential mate, rehearse your speech with a trusted friend or visit a therapist to talk it through, suggests Ken Robbins, MD, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

“Its good to have somebody as a sounding board in a situation like this,” he says.

Keep reading to learn more about how to deal with loneliness.

Dating someone new means learning about each other's quirky behaviors, emotional baggage, and the past experiences that have shaped both of your lives.

Allison*, a 30-year-old marketer from Baltimore, tries to casually tell dates about her multiple sclerosis (MS).

“How you handle this is not something your partner is likely to forget.” Laurie Davis, an online dating expert based in New York and Boston, suggests asking a friend what sounds most intimidating about your condition and getting his or her advice on how to smooth it over.

Getting a second opinion can help you decide how much to say (and when and where to say it), and running through your script a few times can make you more comfortable sharing your story.

Understanding Your Feelings of Loneliness Comforting Yourself Getting Social Again Enjoying Your Solitude Community Q&A People feel lonely for a number of reasons, including simple social awkwardness and intentional isolation.

Some people may even feel lonely when they are surrounded by people because they lack meaningful connections with those people.