Telling a date about my allergy?

Posted on: Sun, 07/05/2015 - 2:42am
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I'm 18 and I've started to enter the more "serious" dating scene and need some advice on not dying in front of a boyfriend/girlfriend .

I have met someone and it's possible that things may go down the "more than friends" route at some point. He knows about my severe peanut allergy but I haven't told him about the do's and don'ts - I am going to have a serious conversation about staying safe and preventing reactions & what to do if I have a reaction when I'm with him and I want to have all the information I possibly can.

Do you have any info that I should tell him? What do you tell friends and relationships?

Posted on: Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:51am
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Question of the Week: Answered!
Every week, PeanutAllergy.com answers one of the questions posted in our community.
Our Answer:
Thank you for reaching out to our community! It can certainly be stressful letting others into your life who are not aware of how to take care of peanut allergies. While staying safe should always be a priority, you don’t have to compromise close relationships with friends and significant others to do so.
Another member of our community had similar questions about how to address their allergy within the dating scene, and you can check out the community post here.
If your date is successful and you think a kiss may occur, make sure to read this article first so you’re aware of how to kiss safely with allergies!
Another great post you may find helpful comes from someone newly dating a PA person, and she receives advice from the community on how to take care of her partner. It can be read here.
For other people out there worried about entering the dating scene, meeting other individuals with food allergies can help to make dating easier. Read about a fun and safe way to connect and form relationships with other PA individuals here.
As for talking to people close to you about your allergy, here is an article outlining the basics they need to know to be aware of your needs, and to know what to do in the event of a reaction.
We reached out to our Facebook Community, and you can read their helpful insight here.
We hope this information is useful, and we wish you the best of luck in your new relationship!

Posted on: Fri, 07/10/2015 - 7:15pm
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Thanks for the advice. The links don't work, though! :(

Posted on: Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:30pm
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I also am very curious about this, I just turned 19 and have never had a "actual" boyfriend because I can never let myself be comfortable with trusting that person with my allergy (and life potentially). I do have a good "friend" that has potential to be more but my allergy is in the way of it. He knows about my allergy and the severity of it, but I still feel uncomfortable trusting him to go any further than just friends. Really hope the links get fixed, and hope everything works out for you! :) I know how it feels

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