In honor of Tourette's Awareness Month, Chelsea shares her story, explains how she manages her Tourette's syndrome, and confesses it has become her “secret weapon in sussing guys out.”I've had Tourette syndrome for as long as I can remember.Some of the first tics I developed were that I felt the need to squeeze my eyes, toes, and fingers as hard as I possibly could, and sometimes shake my head. I didn’t realize that wasn’t normal for people to feel or do.
You can be sure he or she noticed, so you might say, “you know that twitchy thing I do?
It’s because I have Tourette Syndrome.” After that you can provide as much or as little information as the person’s reaction seems to require. The very tic-like occurrence that happens when you feel compelled to say something completely inappropriate is a frequent worry that people with TS have on a date. If this is one of your fears, it’s a lot easier to explain before it actually happens than afterwards.
He also has Tourette’s.“A lot of people will say they don’t really care, or that I seem like a nice person, and they just want to meet me anyway,” 26-year-old Damian says to Damian explains that he recently arranged to meet a guy for drinks. Or so he thought.“It turns out then after he met up with one of my other friends, that he saw me,” Damian says. He thought I was crazy and walked away.”In hindsight, Damian says he dodged a bullet.“He’s not someone I would even want in my life as a friend, and not someone I would value a friendship with if they’re going to judge someone on a physical disability.”Damian recently went on a date with a guy for the U. reality show , which follows people around on blind dates.
He was paired up with a super cute guy named Kai.“[Kai] didn’t bad an eyelid,” Damien says. It just shows for people’s characters.”Watch it all unfold below:.
It’s actually common for people with Tourette's syndrome to have other disorders like OCD or ADHD.
For me, OCD manifests by compelling me to do a lot of repetitive behaviors.
Friel also has depression, anxiety and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
While he has considered that some men might find his disability endearing, he says he wouldn’t feel comfortable being with anyone who fetishized it.
Brent Zillwood, 22, is one of the subjects of the new Channel 4 English documentary "The Undateables," an honest look at what it's like to date with a disability — something 70 percent of England wouldn't even consider, according to a recent survey (via Daily Mail).