For the depressed, dating can often be a challenge. Even smiling can be too much of an effort. It's called wearing “The mask of depression”. Here are some tips that can help interfacing with a potential emotional prospect a little easier. Medication. If you are depressed and on medication, take it religiously. Consistency is king. It will support you in dealing with friends and family, helping you to be a more upbeat, positive people. If you have a love prospect in hand, don’t tell him or her on the first date. Save that for when things are becoming more serious. Don’t feel compelled to do so before the time is right. When that happens you should begin by telling him or her that you have something about yourself that you need to talk about. Don't just blurt out "I suffer from depression!" Preface it by saying something something like you struggle with with a fairly common issue but that you are taking care of yourself by seeking treatment.