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Gay Guy Shares Difficulty Of Dating w/ Tourette Syndrome

26-year-old mental health nurse Damian Friel opens up on difficulties of being gay and dating with Tourette Syndrome. Tourette Syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder noted for causing physical and vocal tics.

Stress can exacerbate the symptoms of Tourette's so it's no surprise that the anxiety of a first date can be a trigger. Damian discusses dating with Tourette Syndrome in this video for Gay Star News:

 

 

He notes that the difficulty of dating with Tourette's is that potential partners can be turned off by it or in some cases may fetishize it. 

Damian was also featured on the series First Dates, where he goes on a date with model Kai. 

Check out how their date went down:

Have you experienced difficulty dating with a disability? Dating a partner with a disability? 

 

(H/T: Unicorn Booty)