Dating is stressful enough without psoriasis, but when you add the possibility of a psoriasis flare to your dating life, it can make meeting new people and forming relationships even more stressful. Psoriasis can be the elephant in the room when you are dating, whether you are in the midst of an active flare or you are in remission. If you are in the midst of a flare, it can be challenging to explain the visible symptoms and sometimes the non-visible symptoms such as pain and fatigue to a new partner. Some may even want to hide their symptoms. If you are in remission you may worry that a flare may occur before you have had time to get to know the person you are dating and be comfortable enough to open up about your psoriasis.