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Today I approach dating with one purpose— to have fun.

Dating during your twenties is an experience in itself, but when you live with a severely stigmatized condition like bipolar disorder, dating can really be a challenge.

As a 28-year-old mental health advocate who is publicly open about her life with bipolar II disorder, I have often experienced stigma in my dating life.

I believe individuals with bipolar or any mental health condition add depth and understanding to a person’s life.

We live in a society right now that lacks empathy and is void of emotion.

Slowly he began to use my diagnosis of bipolar against me.

In his mind, everything I said or did was a result of my mood disorder.My advice to those who live with bipolar disorder and ready to enter the dating world is to make sure you are confident in yourself.Do not assume you are the underdog because you live with a mental health condition.When I finally got back into the dating world, I was very skeptical of people. On some dates, I have felt more like a therapist or consultant than a woman being courted.I have had men reject me based on my openness about bipolar disorder and tell me they don’t feel comfortable dating someone with “those types of issues.” There have been many dates where stigma plays a role, but I pay no attention to it anymore.In an attempt to mask my vulnerability, I have found that I can be a bit harsh and overly confident in some situations.

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