Online dating for cancer survivors
At one point he put his head in my lap, and we were talking and laughing, and I leaned over so far he said, ' Is that a boob on my forehead?
' I tell them, ' Listen, I’m not going to let you feel me up on our first date, but there are no inappropriate questions.' I think it’s my calling to lift the misconceptions about breast cancer.
“If you can’t handle that, keep it moving.” (And plenty of dates can handle it: “One ofthe top things singles say they are looking for is the ability to learn from a partner,” says Laurie Davis Edwards, founder of the online dating-coaching service e Flirt.
“Breast cancer survivors offer a unique understanding of the value of life—and love.”) The women you’re about to meet— Jenny, Kristina, and Nicole—are proof.
' And then I showed him a topless picture that I’d taken after my surgery.
I said, ' Teaching moment: This is a tattooed aureole, and this is a reconstructed nipple.' And he was like, ' Cool! I get called fearless, but I’m not: Part of the reason I’m searching for a partner is that I fear my cancer will recur and I’ll end up alone, without someone by my side. It took me a long time to love and be comfortable with how I look.