If your patches are not easy to hide, you may actually have the timing factor taken out of your control.
Then the best thing is to explain it, similar to how this one woman did: “my immune system is misreading things and my body is producing more skin cells than it should.” Then explain that it is not contagious and a little bit about what causes it.
“When I was dating, before I got married, my psoriasis had to come up right away for me because it was on my hands, face, and neck,” says Gardner Nye.
This club is a place for single people who suffer from psoriasis to meet other single fellow sufferers.
The obvious reason behind people with this harmless genetic skin disorder having problems with their love affairs, is the way they feel about the appearance of their skin.
Thankfully, you are not alone and there are plenty of people who have successfully dealt with psoriasis dating and are now happily in a relationship with someone who is not only understanding but supportive.
Of course to help a potential partner understand what you’re going through you’re going to have to first open up and explain about your condition.
“If it is," says Chino, "its a sign that the relationship wasnt meant to be.” In that way, the disease serves almost as a litmus test for future mates by separating the good from the bad right out of the gate.
5 Ways to Handle Stigma At least that's the way Victoria Gardner Nye, 35, from Cambridge, Mass., sees it.