Anxiety disorders are no laughing matter for the roughly 40 million American adults who live with one. Then add in the stress and incessant overthinking that often accompanies dating, and it’s a lot to handle.
That said, if you’re able to find a little humor amid the struggle, you’ll be better off. Below, 21 hilariously relatable tweets about dating with anxiety.
Me: *has to cancel date*— Rosa Sparxxx (@iamaytman) July 17, 2015
Me: *is sorry*
Anxiety: *apologizes to guy profusely*
Anxiety: *texts guy like 4 times to make sure he isn't mad*
Where on he dating app do we list which meds we're on?— Eden Dranger (@Eden_Eats) March 1, 2017
*At my future wedding* "Do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband"— no (@tbhjuststop) February 20, 2016
Me to the groupchat: omg do I say yes or is that desperate
[starts dating]— james nielssen (@cool_as_heck) June 4, 2016
[falls in love]
[raises a family]
[celebrates 50th anniversary]
[on deathbed] so what are we
hey do u want to go on a date and then afterwards stress about which one of us will text the other person first— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) October 17, 2016
How to date. By Carly:— Carly Malison (@CarlyMalison) August 24, 2016
1: Yay! He asked me on a date
2: Crap! He asked me on a date
3: Have anxiety over date.
4: Fake death, cancel date.
second base is having an anxiety attack in front of your boyfriend for the first time— punk (@NUEPORTS) May 19, 2017
boy: u up— Chelsea Nachman (@chelseanachman) December 25, 2016
me: of course i'm up i've been thinking about how i'm the common denominator in all of my destructive patterns for years now
voted most likely to flake on a date bc of crippling anxiety— Zoe Camp (@jzcamp) December 27, 2016
ugh the rollercoaster of dating : anxious about being single -> anxious about whether it's the right person -> anxious about how it ended— Adam Rotstein (@madamepotstein) December 7, 2016
Big ups to anyone who has ever canceled a date because the pressure of picking a good date spot filled you with crushing anxiety.— Chris Gethard (@ChrisGethard) May 22, 2015
I have never been on a date where I didn't spend most of it wondering if I was on a date— Alison Agosti (@AlisonAgosti) March 7, 2017
It's not you it's my anxiety.— anxiety (@bloop) January 17, 2016
my sister is living with her boyfriend and i'm living with my anxiety.— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) November 26, 2015
I love introducing my social anxiety to someone else's social anxiety— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) July 31, 2016
2 years ago I introduced a new boyfriend to my parents at my bday dinner and I had such bad anxiety my nose started bleeding at the table— Ali Segel (@OnlineAlison) March 10, 2017
Him: will you marry me?— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) July 14, 2016
Me: are you mad at me?
~~~Anxious about hanging out with people, anxious about being alone~~~— GABY DUNN (@gabydunn) November 17, 2015
Hello, Crippling Anxiety For No Reason? I'd like a table for one. What time? Oh, just surprise me.— Robin McCauley Lynch (@RobinMcCauley) June 15, 2015
*shows up 15 min early with starbucks because i was actually 30 min early thx to anxiety and decided to pass the time drinking more anxiety*— anna borges (@annabroges) April 23, 2017