MomoiroGirl wrote:It's also starting to bother me more and more that I've never been in a relationship (at least one after 3rd grade). I really feel like my youth is being wasted away. I'm at a point where I really do WANT to be in a relationship, but I don't ever meet anyone and I DON'T want to meet someone at a club. And dating sites don't do the trick for me. It's too staged. It feels unnatural for me, I can't get a proper idea of what someone's like until I meet them face to face. My sister tells me that I probably shouldn't be in a relationship while dealing with my mental health issues. I just think she doesn't get that I have to deal with it for the REST of my LIFE. SO, should I just, like, NEVER be in a relationship or what then? I'm DYING to feel love for someone. I feel so dead inside and lonely.
I think that "there is no one I can find anywhere to date" is a VERY common problem with people who want a relationship. There are really people everywhere, but the people saying this are too afraid to approach because of fearing rejection. "That person PROBABLY doesn't want to date anyone. I would just be annoying them if I said hello or talked to them, so I'll leave."
If you can't do online dating then you can try approaching and showing interest to men in other places. Such as, a cafe, a supermarket, or on the street. If you dont want to have a conversation you can just say hi, but as long as you keep letting men know you are interested in them, then some fish will bite eventually. If you just ignore them, it will never happen.
But I wouldn't know about the severity of mental issues and how difficult they would make dating or being in a relationship. You should probably ask your doctor about something like that instead of your family.