Depression is often described as a heavy, black cloud that follows you around. This cloud seems like a permanent installation in your life, and can feel like an insurmountable obstacle… Especially when it comes to dating. Nothing can seem more terrifying than the thought of putting your best foot forward when you’re stuck in the pits. With these tips you’ll be able to get out of the shadow of that cloud, and hopefully find the sunshine peeking through. You might even find love!

1. Take a Shower

Oftentimes depression can spiral in on itself, getting worse and worse as the days go on. Break that cycle by taking a hot, relaxing shower. The water will help loosen tense muscles, and getting yourself physically clean will remind you just how well you clean up!

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