Hello, this is my first post! I got Alopecia Areata when I was about 14 and had bald spots occassionally from that time until now (I recently turned 40). A year ago, my hair began thinning....just gradual loss and now I have very little hair, very few eyelashes and seem to be losing my eyebrows. This may have been triggered by extreme stress I was experiencing, which is now in my past (very bad boss, horrible commute, etc.). Other than that, I am an attractive, fit, happy, well-rounded woman and am also single. I keep my head covered with funky bandanas or if I'm playing sports I wear a baseball cap. I would like to begin dating but am not certain how to approach. I wonder how others see me, if I'm attractive to them, if they think I am ill because of my appearance, etc. Any advice for me, or can someone share their experience?