I thought about doing this experiment, for about ten minutes, but did I really want to greet my potential soulmate with my most personal personality defects, which for me is my mental health? People are still scared of mental health, but even though stats are rising, awareness is on the up, and all of us know someone who knows someone with a severe and enduring mental illness, we would apparently live with an ex convict then someone like me.A whopping 75% of us don't let on about our condition for a whole year, often allowing behavioral symptoms such as a manic episode to do the talking for us. female, thirties, Aquarius, journalist and textiles artist living in London zone 2, with a professional (that means photoshopped) pic of my good side (good start, grabs his attention).
'Whenever I was approached, I'd be very closed and anxious about it, like "why are you talking to me?
Just how honest are we on internet dating profiles?
We like people to see our best bits, our qualities, the things we are proud of, so we leave out the flaws, the weaknesses, the things we wish we didn't have.
Both thought that as I seemed so normal I couldn't possibly need to take medication, and perhaps the doctors were wrong.
They persuaded me to stop taking my tablets and, of course, I quickly became unwell. I started to suffer symptoms of psychosis - paranoid thoughts, and obsessions - in 2001.