Psoriasis is a visible disease that can affect your relationships in a number of ways.
It can be difficult talking to friends and family about your psoriasis and how it affects your life.
After launching the site last year, Psoriasis Singles has quickly grown to hundreds of members from all across the country who range in age from 18 to 79.
“I wanted a platform for people to be themselves and not have to worry about being judged or rejected based on a condition that they have no control over,” Gowda said.
Don't be afraid to reach out to friends and family when you need support.
Most people really want to help you, said Lisa Copen.
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I felt super guilty that I was withholding this secret from them. I felt like I couldn’t be myself.”She found online discussion forums for people living with psoriasis but no dating sites, so she decided to create one herself.Copen is the founder of Rest Ministries, which creates support networks and information for the chronically ill.If you need help finding a support network in your area – or just want to talk to someone about your psoriatic disease – contact NPF’s Patient Navigation Center.“He was talking about all the heartbreak he’s gone through, how women just don’t understand his condition and that this is a great platform for people to make friends or just talk about it,” Gowda said.“That alone makes the site worth it to me.” Psoriasis Singles functions like a typical dating site in that you create a username and password, upload a photo and fill out a profile before you are propelled into the so-called virtual dating pool.