In a relationship with PA

Posted on: Thu, 04/16/2015 - 5:20am
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Dating is a struggle, especially when you have a peanut allergy. I need some advice on dating with a PA.

I have met plenty of sweet guys who absolutely love a Reese's cup. I would really like to meet someone who is understanding and willing to learn about my peanut allergy. I understand that is a big sacrifice to ask of people. Part of me wants to wait until far into a relationship to break the news, but I am so restricted on where I can go I feel it is important enough to talk about on a first date. I guess I just need some advice from someone who has gone through it.

Posted on: Thu, 04/16/2015 - 9:10am
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Question of the Week: Answered!
Every week, PeanutAllergy.com answers one of the questions posted in our community.
Our Answer:
Thanks for reaching out in our community boards. We understand that dating with peanut allergy can be challenging.
It’s definitely possible to find someone who is willing to learn about and accommodate your peanut allergy. Here’s a previous discussion among our members about their dating experiences and current relationships.
Being honest and upfront about your allergy is the key to staying safe and enjoying yourself. Get more tips on dating with a food allergy here.
Meeting other individuals with food allergies can help to make dating easier. Read about a fun and safe way to connect and form relationships here.
It’s important to be cautious when dating with PA because something as sweet and innocent as a kiss can trigger an allergic reaction. Find out how to kiss safely here.
We asked our Facebook community to share their experiences and dating tips, and here’s what they had to say.
We hope you find this information useful. Good luck finding that special someone!

Posted on: Sun, 04/19/2015 - 2:34am
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I must by saying that I do not suffer with the challenges of those with nut allergies. However, as an Esthetician and service provider of a multitude of people, I have watched and listened to the frustration of my customers in the past, that have. Thier reactions have range from annoying to life threatening. Dating is a struggle WITHOUT the restrictions you feel about your nut allergy. So my advise is to remove the "struggle".
TELL your prospective date UPFRONT about your sensitivities to nut products. The RIGHT person or persons will embrace your situation and accommodate any way they can. Once you communicate this information, you can move forward CONFIDENTLY knowing this person is spending time with you and EMBRACED your concerns because your company with them is valuable enough to do so. In my humble opinion, if anyone is "turned off" by this information that is so central to who you are, they are not worth your time anyway and move on.
Use your nut allergy to your advantage and be totally UPFRONT. If guys are cool with it, then you know you're spending time with a potential "keeper". If not, MOVE ON. You are worth accomodating!

Posted on: Sun, 04/19/2015 - 3:03am
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First and foremost anyone that truely cares about you is not sacarficing anything. When you care it is just what you do. There is someone out there. Just don't ever be afraid to include it in your conversation from day one. If that person is caring then it won't matter

Posted on: Sun, 04/19/2015 - 3:03am
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First and foremost anyone that truely cares about you is not sacarficing anything. When you care it is just what you do. There is someone out there. Just don't ever be afraid to include it in your conversation from day one. If that person is caring then it won't matter

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