And while numerous online dating services have popped up over the last decade, one sticks out above the rest when you're talking cancer.Founded by a cancer survivor in 2007, "C is for Cupid" is one of the first, and few, online dating services designed specifically for people whose lives have been affected by cancer.
"--by cancer survivor Jasan Zimmerman about the complexities and challenges of dating after cancer and when and how much medical history to reveal during the process.
C is for Cupid lets members complete at profile for others to view and it is up to them to decide how much personal medical information to reveal.
And the private messaging system and mailboxes allow members to pursue relationships--friendship, companionship, or romantic--without sharing detailed information about themselves, such as a personal e-mail address, until they are ready.
Dating comes with many challenges, let alone if you are battling cancer.
It’s normal to have fears and concerns about dating or starting a new relationship, but having cancer should not stop you from taking a chance on a great relationship.
Cancer patients or survivors often ask: Should I start to date again and when?
How do I tell someone I am dating that I have cancer?
What do I do if my partner doesn’t want to date me because I have cancer?
How will cancer affect my moods or my physical body? They may worry so much that they keep themselves from the friendship and companionship that dating can provide.