I myself have met another paranoid schizophrenic full time student through a classmate in the honors psych program. I havent met him in person yet, its finals week, but we have had some good talks over the phone.
It’s best to meet people who actually understand. I always feel like a romantic relationship would never work unless someone has been through what I have to understand why I am the way I am today- headstrong and a little edgy yet hard working and dedicated to what I do. I can’t look back, I break down. I have nightmares and flashbacks off and on. I work hard and do very well as an athlete and student and make sure that I am not wasted potential.
I had a female friend with benefits who had bipolar, one night after our usual pastime (humping like rabbits) she wanted to know about my schizophrenia (its how we met) and I showed her a simulation video of what waking up with paranoid schizophrenia is like. She was in disbelief, she said “You went through that for two years?” and I just said “yep.” Unfortunately she was only interested in having sex with me and when we felt an emotional connection I cut it off- she made me promise when we first slept together not to feel an emotional connection, she doesn’t do romance, she is a med student and doesnt want a commitment. She was also diagnosed with sociopathy, she said.
But then her sociopathy showed itself when she berated me with insults when I cut it off, it was scary, kinda cant believe I was vulnerable to someone like her. It was nice having lots of sex with a smart woman but damn she had problems that needed to be fixed.
sorry to be off topic.