Is it tougher

for a man with schizophrenia to find a partner, than for a woman with schizophrenia to find a partner? It seems like it is – just based off posts and interactions I’ve seen on this site. Not saying that it isn’t tough for woman with sz to find a partner, I just think it’s tougher for man with sz to find a partner. This might due to lack of income, poor communication skills, men’s symptoms being worse (at times), and symptoms hitting women later in life.

I could be totally wrong about this, and if I am, let me know. I’m not trying to stir up anything

I don’t know. Every guy here around 50 seems to have been married or is married. Except me lol.



I’ve never been married, either haha. I have been in a relationship, but that was pre-sz and during high school/early college. It seemed easy then, but now, it’s really tough to find a girlfriend. Of course, I don’t make it easy on myself by not getting out much…

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Yeah not totally easy for me as a girl. But I think your right it can be even harder for a guy.

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I placed an ad, Mrs. Squirrel answered, we hit it off, we got married just over a year later, had a kid about a year after that. It was the 20th anniversary of her answering my ad on May 25, 2019. I don’t know if it’s easier or tougher for men or women. The big thing in my case was that I had recovered enough that I was working full-time plus running a part-time biz. Mrs. Squirrel admits she wouldn’t have been interested in me if she had had to support me – got enough of that from the lazy d00d who preceded me (he wasn’t SZ, just useless).


This is the big reason why I think it’s tougher for men. Women, for the most part, do not want to financially support a guy who has little to no income. Of course, money isn’t everything, but it can be a hindrance in a relationship.

Good for you, @ozymandias. Glad you were able to recover enough to find full-time work. I’m still working on that

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Yes this is what I was thinking as well but was reluctant to come out and say it. I think they say that many woman wont even consider dating a man who is permanently unemployed.


I’ve never been a man (so far), so I can’t speak for them,
but as a woman, I married my first ‘boyfriend’ at age 21- was dx’d Sz at the 10 year mark in the marriage (of 25 years.)
We divorced and I was remarried in the same year, at age 49.

Marriage seems much easier than dating to me.

May I ask how you met your husbands?

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