I definitely realize that nobody is perfect, so I focused on enjoying the rest of the evening, and getting to know more about him.
I told him that I was not sure if I could date a bipolar person, based upon my own dating history.
It is almost as though, I identify too deeply with what they are experiencing or feeling.
Luckily, the majority of my friends are extremely upbeat, "glass half full" people.
I came to the conclusion that I definitely do not want to pursue dating a bipolar man. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, "Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time.
Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide."Causes Web MD states, "Though the exact cause of bipolar disorder has yet to be found, scientists confirm that bipolar disorder has a genetic component, meaning the disorder appears to run in families.