They will do a “hand check” and lightly caress your palms; when you ask them why they’re doing so, they will say “Because if you’re sweating, it lets me know that I could be doing something differently to help you.” How do I know all of this is possible?
Because I’ve lived every single one of these scenarios.
Not to mention the fact that I know you’re probably worrying about this scenario long before it even happens, like when you’re getting ready for your date. The routine for us probably starts with plenty of time to spare.
You have stories to tell, and passions to share, and things to talk about that are more interesting than the weather.So, you’re nervous about your date (most people are regardless of whether they have hyperhidrosis), you’re trying not sweat as you get ready for the date, and then you arrive for your date, where you’re nervous about the initial meet and greet because you know it will probably involve a handshake.But you’re not sweating because you’re nervous, you’re nervous because you’re sweating. In the past when I’ve met someone, I would always apologize for my wet hands right away. Instead, you can try, “Yeah, I have a medical condition called hyperhidrosis.You don’t have to tell your entire sweaty story on the first date, but a general mention of it is usually a good idea.If the person you’re on a date with doesn’t receive it well, then that’s the not the person you want to have another date with.