Brent Zillwood, 22, is one of the subjects of the new Channel 4 English documentary "The Undateables," an honest look at what it's like to date with a disability — something 70 percent of England wouldn't even consider, according to a recent survey (via Daily Mail).
Zillwood's co-stars are some men and women with dwarfism, a man with Aspergers Syndrome and one with Aperts Syndrome, which causes contortion of the face.
While Tourette Syndrome may loom large in your mind, it might not be that big of an issue.
There’s really no reason why it shouldn’t be just another thing to learn about you as you’re getting to know each other.
Get It “Out of the Way” Early You don’t need the added pressure of concealment — plus the more you try to hide tics, the worse they can get.
Although you probably shouldn’t introduce yourself with, “Hi, my name’s Joel, and I have Tourette Syndrome,” it’s a good idea to clear the air early on.
Going out with me is like going on a date with a live grenade and hoping that it doesn't go off.
I have seen threads about disabilities and dating ; such as limb amputations etc but not one about TS so i hope this is OK to post here. could you get past the sounds and movements made by the person with TS when out in public ? I think it takes a certain person to be able to deal with somethign like that, as it isnt a condition for the faint hearted. My best friends brother has it in a very mild form.. But he is hilarious and is never short of female company. I have never met anyone with the severe form though... I used to go out with someone who swore all the time.
TS is a bizarre condition and varies greatly in severity-but it is just a fascinating and sometimes comical (and embarrasssing) condition,there just isnt anything like it! I guess it could be embarrassing but to those who know the afflicted person, it shouldnt be a problem. I'd find it really embarrassing if we were walking around sainsburys, lol - so I dont know if I'd be able to cope with someone with tourettes, I suppose it depends on how bad it was. Msg 2; you changed your answer (dramatically,i might add) how did you do that? -I`m still quite new here and dont know where anything is thanks Ok,now i have an edit button,dont know where that came from as it isnt on all posts,only some,and why do i have a delete button under everyones posts?
We actually think its quite funny and joke about it a lot rather than stress about it.
If someone else doesn't like it, that's their problem as far as I'm concerned.