Dating advice for young adults

14-May-2017 17:26

I certainly wouldn’t presume to call myself a “relationship expert” (or an expert in anything else), so take this with the appropriate portion of proverbial salt.

I’d like to direct it to the “young people,” who certainly aren’t suffering from a lack of advice; the problem, however, is that 90 percent of the advice they get is total bull crap.

Navigating the dating world is difficult regardless of one’s age or circumstances.

But dating or maintaining a relationship as a young adult living with cancer is particularly tricky.

The Young Adult Program at Dana-Farber recently hosted a Twitter chat for young adults with cancer to discuss these challenges. Be open about your diagnosis in the beginning, it can help in the long run Knowing how much to share, even when you’re in a long-term relationship, can be challenging, especially sensitive subjects like cancer-related anxiety or your prognosis.

It is always up to you how much information to divulge, but many young adults find addressing cancer early in the relationship ensures that they will have a supportive partner on the bad days.

After all, your 20s are the perfect time for you to explore and really find yourself.

You'll enjoy it so much more when you add someone meaningful to your life and even when things don't work out, you'll still have that joy of being with yourself." – Danit Ehrlich, Facebook "Don't change who you are for ANYONE!

My freshman self would have gawked at my current situation.

While I hope to someday date, get married and become a mom, I also know I have a lot of maturing to do.

My parents met in college; my sister met her husband in college; and my oldest brother married his high school sweetheart, with whom he also went to college.

While I approach my senior year at my university, I am quickly learning that the chances of meeting someone before I graduate are slim.

You'll enjoy it so much more when you add someone meaningful to your life and even when things don't work out, you'll still have that joy of being with yourself." – Danit Ehrlich, Facebook "Don't change who you are for ANYONE!

My freshman self would have gawked at my current situation.

While I hope to someday date, get married and become a mom, I also know I have a lot of maturing to do.

My parents met in college; my sister met her husband in college; and my oldest brother married his high school sweetheart, with whom he also went to college.

While I approach my senior year at my university, I am quickly learning that the chances of meeting someone before I graduate are slim.

Which leads many guys to get too physical too fast. “Never do anything that could lead to sexual transgression.