EP 21: Mental Illness and Dating: Romance or Tragedy?


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“Just because you’re mentally ill doesn’t mean you don’t want to get married,” Gabe quips to Michelle during a recent conversation about the discovery of dating websites and applications aimed directly at people living with mental illness.

At this point, our hosts break into song and start singing the “Farmers Only” dating website commercial jingle, changing the last line to, “You don’t have to be lonely, at crazy people only dot com.” Michelle adds in, “Sane people just don’t get it.”

This conversation sparked the topic for this episode of A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast. Listen in to hear how Gabe managed to find three women to marry, about Michelle’s experience on one of the online dating sites targeting people with mental illness, and their thoughts on when you should tell a romantic interest about mental illness.

We really think you’ll fall in love with this episode.

Highlights from ‘Dating with Mental Illness’ Episode

[2:00] What do Gabe & Michelle think about the mentally ill dating?

[2:30] Michelle signed up for a dating site specifically for the mentally ill.

[6:30] Should two people who are mentally ill date each other?

[13:00] What has Gabe learned from 3 marriages?

[15:00] Would Michelle make a good wife?

[16:30] When do you share your mental illness to a potential romantic partner?

[21:30] Can people with mental illness sustain long-term relationships?

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