Dating for handicapped
Responding with a “gross” or “Shouldn’t you be trying to date someone else in a wheelchair? This one can be a bit tricky, as it normally comes from a place of genuine concern.
Some of my boyfriends have left me out of things like skiing or beach days, or constantly assumed I needed help because they thought activities would be too difficult for me.
It’s a bizarre experience at first, but eventually you learn to ignore it.
Most often I’m too polite for my own good, and when strangers approach me and whomever I’m dating, I often clam up or smile politely.
Disabled Passions gives people who are part of the Disabled community a place to find one another.
So, here are some of the most important things you need to know when it comes to dating someone with a disability. In that case, it wasn’t the line, but the fact that the guy was just...super hot.
Coming up to a woman and saying “Hey, gorgeous,” might be cheesy, but at least it could get you a smile.
I tried my hand at the world of online dating for a while (spoiler alert: it’s the worst), often leaving out the fact that I’m in a wheelchair until the conversation had progressed.
What’s more interesting, though, is how others view and handle people with disabilities.
Much of it comes from ignorance, while others want to try and demonstrate how cool they are with my disability, so they feel the need to call it out.
They think they have the right to ask if we’re able to have children, or assume my boyfriend is my caretaker.