Dating a man with ocd
If you need to touch the doorknob three times, then do it.
Your date may not even notice as he’s probably nervous, too. If your date doesn’t notice something, then you may come to a point at which you feel you’re being dishonest by concealing your condition.
Learning to manage your dating life should just be seen as another part of life in which you manage your condition—and the more you do it, the more you’ll get used to it.
The thoughts repeat in your head — your date is bored. Jon Grant, a professor at the University of Chicago's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience.
RELATED: TRENDING LIFE & STYLE NEWS THIS HOURDating with OCD can create obstacles, not just because many associate the term with a quirky affinity for keeping things extremely clean or organized — for example, the person with color-coded socks.
The first challenge many OCD people face on a first or second date with a new possible love interest is trying to hide the quirks and compulsions.
The problem is in trying to hide them, you think about them a lot more—which may spark the compulsions. Instead of trying to hide your quirks, how about you just try to focus on other things for the evening—like your date, and the fun you’re having together.
Having OCD-- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder-- can be difficult, but manageable.
One thing people with OCD worry about more than getting through their day to day lives is what other people are going to think about them.
When you think your condition makes you unworthy of love, or when you feel ashamed of who you are, this can be a self-defeating attitude.