Well, I went and checked out the "other" ostomy dating website...........can I even say their name here? I'll play it safe and not say it, but I'm sure you all know I'm talking about Osto-Date. Oh carp, I went and said it. Darn. Ok, forget I said that.
Seems like that site is more focused on dating with minimal discussion, whereas this site is more discussion with dating more of a background thing. I saw many familiar faces on there that are also on here.........so I'm curious as to how that's working out for you guys. I'm getting ready to get into the dating scene and really don't know if I should pretend having an ostomy is not an issue, or if I should really try to meet someone with an ostomy as well. I'm pretty sure most women won't care about the ostomy, but will care about how my high output limits me from doing certain things. But if we "connect" I think we could work thru that too.
What I really am not looking forward to is those awkward first or second dates where I have to explain my whole story. To be honest I'm sick of hearing myself tell it. Whether she bolts after hearing it or stays isn't all that important, because if she runs for the hills she's doing both of us a favor. If she stays I realize it might only be temporary until she understands the full gravity of the situation. And I still won't be mad if she then runs screaming for her momma. But I'm getting off track here.........I'm talking about the "other" site. So is that site working for you folks who want to date ostomates? How do you overcome the distance problem.....that would seem to be a deal breaker for most relationships. So if it's working for you please let me know. I really don't want to waste my time reaching out to folks if it's pointless.