Schizophrenia dating forum
After a few days exchanging emails, he seems an intelligent, funny bloke and we decide to meet.
I confided in my parents about my fears and they took me to see a GP, who then referred me to a psychiatrist.
He wants to take me to the local castle and show me the statue of Robin Hood.
I wonder if he could be my very own modern-day hero. As with any online dating - schizophrenic or not - there are always a few moments before meeting when you worry that the pictures won't be accurate. Neither of us should drink alcohol on medication, as it can hinder the effectiveness (although we confess to a drink now and then).
Ultimately, there's no spark - it was a bit like a conversation with my psychiatrist. It seems this is the main drawback of dating someone else with a mental health problem.
As Professor Stephen Palmer, director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at City University London, says: 'The downside (of a relationship between two individuals with a diagnosis) is that sometimes you have to be resilient to support a friend with mental health issues and if you are feeling negative yourself, it can be a challenge.' However, I speak to Jonathan and Mo, who met on No Longer Lonely.