I am old enough to have a college age child and I don’t think I have ever been on a “date” at least not like the ones in the movies.
Growing up, dating/living with/marrying/divorcing every wrong person possible, and not finding out that the reason your love life is such a train wreck is because you have ADHD.
For me, this became almost an integral part of my personality and how people saw me. I used to joke that if there was one unemployed, drug-addicted, criminally inclined asshat in a crowded room of wonderful, caring, loving men…is the only one that would interest me at all.
This can make for an exciting experience where the condition helps to bring in a sense of freshness and ability to think outside the box.
Hyper focus on a new partner can make for a beguiling experience, especially if it is combined with an awareness of the downsides to the condition.
This disorder usually manifests itself in the school-going age and affects boys more than girls.
If you are seeing someone who you know has this condition, find out all you can about the disorder.Navigating dating and relationships can sometimes be challenging.When you add ADHD into the mix the challenges can intensify.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.There were several times in my 20’s and early 30’s that I just gave up for a few years, frustrated at my inability to see past the shiny exterior at the junker underneath.