Some people may be comfortable sharing their status early on; others may feel like they need to trust someone more before they disclose. Whenever you do choose to disclose your condition, do so in a way that’s true to who you are.
Make sure you’re in a comfortable setting, limit distractions, and speak from the heart. And of course, it should go without saying that a person’s reaction to your disclosure is a great litmus test for partner quality.
Whether you have RA or another chronic illness, it’s part of what makes you, you.
It shouldn’t prevent you from finding a partner, nor should it prevent you from allowing yourself to look for a relationship.
Take stock of the dating patterns you tend to fall into. If not, what’s the risk in engaging with someone who doesn’t meet your typical dating criteria?
So, throw out the laundry list of dating musts and focus on a few core qualities that you cannot live without.
I suppose that what I’m trying to say is that the more options we have, the better off we are.If we never take any emotional risks we cannot possibly reap emotional rewards.