This description was the same for the two conditions. This suggests that interest in dating a person does not change once someone hears about a cancer history as also indicated by their strong correlation. Cancer survivors who completed treatment can expect the same success in finding a date than people without a cancer history, and can wait until after a few dates to disclose. The role of delay. Interest in a cancer survivor among members of a dating website Many singles look for a potential date or partner online ever since dating websites became available [ 40 ]. It might also be an artifact due to the rather small sample of male participants in this experiment. The description entailed work teacherhobbies playing tennis and mountain bikingand personality characteristics social, spontaneous, active, funny and sometimes stubborn.
Young adult single students were as interested in dating another student who was treated for cancer a few years earlier than someone without such an illness history.
Do single people want to date a cancer survivor? A vignette study
They probably did not want a chance to experience losing a loved one again. From the perspective of evolutionary psychology, women have evolved to be the more choosier sex, where they look for traits in a partner that increase the chance of protection, provision and investment in potential children. It is possible that hearing about the actual challenges of having had cancer will invoke more fear or distancing in the dating partner. The Role of Social Support. Published online Mar