The Dating World Of Disabled People

To get a disability means a lot has to change in your life. You will have to change the way you run your day, your socializing might change. You might be limited to the places you can go and so on. There are a number of things that will have to change if only to make your life comfortable.

wheelchair dating

wheelchair dating

Dating for a person with a disability is something that many dread. Many different cultures across the world are so inhibitive that it is hard to find a disabled person openly dating. This has however changed over the years. Of late however, with the popularizing of disability dating sites especially those focusing more on people with disabilities, the society is starting to change. Many people have started accepting that being disabled has nothing to do with love or personality.

Even though dating is fun for anyone who goes into it with a positive mind, a disabled person will need more than that. Many are the times that ‘normal’ people will look at a disabled person and see a person who needs help. People are looking for a partner they can share their happy times together and lean on when things are rough. The society seems to have made people to believe that disabled people are there to lean on, nothing more. This often makes dates hard to find for the disabled especially when it comes to ‘normal’ people.

People often look in awe at a disabled person who does more than the society expects of them. People tend to look at a person who is doing their masters degree or PhD in fascination. This is an extension of the perception that the society categorizes disabled people as ‘damaged’ goods. Being disabled has nothing to do with one’s personality. That is the loud cry that the society needs to acknowledge from the disabled. A disabled person is just like any other person albeit with a disability.

people with special needs

people with special needs

There is a lot that has changed in the society though and a disabled person can date another disabled person. The society has matured to a level where a ‘normal’ person can actually meet, date and even marry a person with a disability. There are many such couples all over the world. While the stereotyping of the disabled people has marginally reduced especially when it comes to dating, it is upon you as a disabled person to take the initiative and explore the world fearlessly.

A disabled person will need to be fully accepting of their condition. By accepting their state, they are able to live full happy lives. Just as it is for other people, to enjoy life, you need to be ready to face it. Step forward and offer your very best as far as dating is concerned and the world will surely return the favor.

There should be no pretense that dating for a disabled person easy or anywhere comparable to what ‘normal’ people go through. However, the important step for a person is to step out and explore the many dating places available. There are dating sites, dating clubs, social places and local hook ups.

Claire Park

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