At the same time, it’s important to keep in mind that your bag is a part of you and your new lifestyle, so be upfront and honest about what you’re dealing with. Don’t let a fear of rejection keep you from being vulnerable.While you may occasionally run into a jerk who doesn’t have compassion or understanding of what you’ve been through, you’ll find that most people are kind and curious about your condition. Remember, this is new to them, too, and they will probably have a lot of questions.Caitlin Mc Ginnis shares her experiences of dating with an ostomy.I was debating writing this article as a young single woman but decided to share my thoughts on dating…with an ostomy.It’s perfectly normal to have concerns and fears about sharing such a personal matter.Worrying about how your significant other is going to react to the news can be intimidating, but don’t let that discourage you from opening up about your ostomy.
We were “on” when I was admitted to the hospital and while I was inpatient for a month.Dating is hard enough as it is without having to tell someone about your ostomy.A dating site seemed like the only way to get a date.I’m lucky that I can laugh at it now and take it as a learning experience.I went on a few dates like the one I mentioned above and needless to say, I never heard back from any of those men. Once I started gaining weight back, becoming more confident with my ostomy, and regaining my self-esteem, I went on a dating site.