Ask questions about which symptoms have caused difficulties in the past to help you differentiate “annoying” behaviors from ADHD symptoms.ADHD is not an excuse for every problem in your relationship.On the flip side, you want to avoid dates that involve a lot of idle chatting or sitting around with little to do. Slow movies and theater productions are also bad ideas. Outdoor activities help release energy and improve focus.You might try spending a day at an adventure obstacle course or playing a sport together.After you have been dating for a few months, it may be helpful to discuss ADHD more fully.Describe the areas in which you struggle most, and talk about problems such as When a date understands that there is a reason for your behavior, he or she is less likely to take offense or to think that you just don’t care.
You receive objective feedback on how you respond and interact in conversations that you probably wouldn't get from a date. It is important to tell your date that you have ADD or ADHD before symptoms, such as chronic lateness, land you in hot water; or before your date misinterprets inattentive behavior.
As situations unfold, be open about what you are feeling and experiencing and apologize when you lose focus or do something to upset your date.
A person who has genuine interest in you will try to understand.
That said, don’t expect a date to act like a parent and remind you where you need to be and what you need to do.
Work on taking responsibility for these aspects of your life or they can ruin a dating relationship.
When you have attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dating can be a difficult and awkward process.