ElishaCo~Mod: DepressionModerator: Heart & Cardiovascular Diseasehttp://www.healingwell.com/donate
Hi Rage -
I have to agree with you, depression and dating do not seem to go together. I mean when we're feeling depressed we don't always have the energy to flirt, but we still want to be understood and still crave compassion. I think it boils down to how much we're willing to risk at a certain point in time. I mean when I'm feeling outgoing and spontaneous, I'm much more likely to flirt. Whereas, when I'm feeling anxious and self-conscience I'd rather look at the fake plants in the room than anyone around me! But, one of things I've realized recently is I can change the way I view the world. I mean - if I want to be that fun and outgoing person I can be, but if I'd rather be alone I can choose not to socialize as well. It's all about choice and as long as I'm the one who is comfortable with that choice and the consequences that follow (perhaps he won't flirt back - if he doesn't it's his loss) than I'm the one in control of the situation rather than the disease controling me.