Wheelchair dating stories
Of course thousands of people do date us and prove this wrong, but it seems 80 percent of the general population kinda thinks this.
It’s an epidemic that’s been the status quo, well, for forever, but you’re looking at a lady who wants to change all of that. He was a few years younger than me, a full-time single dad who worked the night shift.
While people with disabilities do enjoy being active there are going to be certain limitations that need to be taken into consideration. Do not make the assumption that wheelchair users are not involved in sports.
Rock climbing will not be making the list for the majority of wheelchair users. Many wheelchair uses enjoy playing in community leagues designed specifically for them.
It’s perfectly fine to address a potential partner and ask them if they require help from outside sources with their daily needs.
Anyone with a disability who is dating pretty much wants this of course. It would be miraculous if the world shifted the way humans with permanent disabilities were placed in society, if our caste wasn’t by default unequal. I wish I could sit here and preach the amazing fun times that are to be had in the dating world, but the truth of the matter is that it is a battlefield you want to vacate as soon as possible. He was seeking love, but when I saw he was half the body weight of me (I would crush him with a bad transfer) and that he very strangely hated food (yes, really) and said, “I only eat for sustenance and don’t enjoy eating at all,” as a quad foodie, I knew he wasn’t the one. In the words of my ex-boyfriend, Evan, who hated dating almost as much as me, “Dating is utterly exhausting,” and he couldn’t have been more accurate.
Sure, you do learn about yourself a ton, you get to meet some interesting people, but overall? But the worst dates are the ones where you’re discriminated against — where the guy (or gal) realizes after meeting you in person that the whole disability thing is just too big, and you never hear from them again.
Straight from the heart advice coming right at ya, here are three unforgettable videos from wheelchair-users on the sticky topic of wheelchair dating.
Video #1: Straightforward tips for those wanting to date us Our first video comes from the fabulous Sonja D., an outspoken woman with Lupus.