In addition, there are still many myths and misconceptions which surround ADHD, including that it is only a condition which affects children, and mainly boys.
Many adults with ADHD were never diagnosed in childhood, so have developed a lot of maladaptive coping mechanisms such as self-medicating.
Online dating sites can be a great way to meet new people for someone who has ADHD.
Being able to take time to go through dating profiles, and to fill out your own profile can help with organization and being more comfortable to mention ADHD.For those who are socially anxious, online dating platforms offer a less frightening way of introducing themselves to new people.Issues with inattention, forgetting things, inability to focus or becoming easily distracted can cause issues both short term and long term within relationships.Even with the person who doesn’t have ADHD knowing about the condition, there can still be times when ADHD challenges lead to them feeling unloved or not cared for.It’s important therefore to be aware of the condition, individual coping strategies and how to talk about myths and misunderstandings so that any potential partner can learn more about what challenges might arise.
It can be helpful to link to factsheets such as the CHADD ‘Myths and misconceptions,’ as well as to be honest and open about areas of difficulty.One main piece of advice is to understand that all relationships have their issues and many people find it difficult to find the right people to date.Keeping in mind the positives of having ADHD can significantly help to keep challenges from becoming too overwhelming when exploring the dating world.Navigating dating and relationships can sometimes be challenging.When you add ADHD into the mix the challenges can intensify.As time goes on ADHD can seriously impact marriages if coping strategies aren’t accessed.