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Friendships take some time to develop. It is important to give that development a chance to begin. The time to talk about epilepsy is when one has succeeded in establishing an early friendship and when one is able to talk with each other about things deeper than the weather, fashions, or sports. In dating, trust is even more important than in friendship. There is a special kind of closeness in romance that is greater than in friendship. To make romance possible, trust between partners is paramount. This requires a delicate balancing act between letting the relationship develop and the choosing the right time to talk about epilepsy. This article discusses how to tell friends and dates about epilepsy and offers a few suggestions one might use to get the conversation started.