If you decide to tell on the first date, that’s OK, too, but be honest with yourself about the intention. Are you looking for emotional support or validation? If so, don’t expect that to happen on a first date with a stranger. But if having arthritis has helped to shape who you are, and you want to share that, it’s probably fine. You may also need to disclose your condition if you have a visible disability or temporary impairment.
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