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Dating someone with depression can be an intimidating prospect, but by understanding a few basics you can set the stage for a strong and loving relationship.


I will be 26 in 8 days and I have not had a boyfriend or a date in 5 and a half years. It all started when I got involved with another girl 6 years ago. I Dating depressed women feelings for her that I wanted to explore and 8 months into it, I knew that being a lesbian was not who I am.

I have been depressed ever since that time. The problem is that I have no idea how to go about meeting men. I am attracted to many, but can not get up the courage to talk to them or pursue anything. I am so afraid of something and I do not know what. I stay at home almost every night and watch TV. I am afraid now that I have let myself slip into a depression that I will never meet someone. I have put on a lot of weight the past 4 years and am afraid that no man would want to be with an overweight girl.

I don't know what to do, but I am so tired of being alone all of the time. Everyone tells me I am so pretty and smart, but no man has even asked me out in over 5 years. The last boy that asked me out was in 10th grade. I was not even asked to my own prom.

I would love to get married and have kids someday, but I am so afraid that it will never happen. What can I do and where can I start. Disclaimer 'Anne' is the pseudonym for the individual who writes this relationship advice column. She does not represent herself to be a psychologist, therapist, counselor or professional helper of any sort. Her responses are offered from the perspective of a friend or mentor only.

Anne intends her responses to provide general information to the readership of this website; answers should not be understood to be specific advice intended for any particular individual s.

Questions submitted to this column are not guaranteed to receive responses. No correspondence takes place. No ongoing relationship of any sort including but not limited to any form of professional relationship is implied or offered by 'Anne' to people submitting questions. Always consult with your psychotherapist, physician, or psychiatrist first before changing any aspect of your treatment regimen. Do not stop your medication or change the dose of your medication without first consulting with your physician. Our Affiliates.

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When your partner has depression, their symptoms can become key factors in the equation of your relationship.


About 18 million Americans suffer from depression and another 20 million worldwide use dating websites each month, according to Online Dating Magazine.


In a perfect world, dating would be like a romantic comedy from the '90s.