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Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Amputee Dating, Dating For Disabled, Disability Dating, Disabled Dating, Disabled Dating Tips |

What To Expect When Dating Someone With A Disability

Meet Disabled People

Meet Disabled People

What is it like to date someone with a disability? Going out with someone who suffers from a disability, whether it is physical or mental is probably not like anything you have imagined. The truth is that there are as many different experiences as there are unique individuals. Dating someone with a disability is not something most people are willing to talk about openly, but there are some questions and some challenges that need to be addressed.

The first thing to always keep in mind when dating is that communication is very important. This applies regardless of who you are dating. You need to be able to talk about your feelings, ask questions and have real conversations. You cannot connect with someone and build a great relationship unless you can communicate openly.

Communicating includes talking about your date’s disability. This can be a delicate topic since you might not be sure about what you can ask or how you can talk about their disability. Your best option is to be honest about this and tell them that you need to talk about their disability but are not sure how to approach the topic.

You also need to show respect. You cannot ask personal questions too early in the relationship and should not do anything that could make your date uncomfortable. It might be best to let your date bring up the topic and reveal more information about their disability as they become more comfortable around you.

Dating someone with a disability can be challenging because a lot of traditional date ideas become incredibly complicated because of a disability. Think of all the places that cannot be easily accessed in a wheelchair! It is best to talk to your date about different ideas and ask them what would be fun and which ideas would simply not be feasible.

If you are dating to find a long-term boyfriend or girlfriend, you also need to talk about the future and how their disability will impact your relationship in the future. There is no need to bring this topic up too early in the relationship, but you need to be aware that living with someone who has a disability means you will have to help them with a number of things.

You need to be absolutely sure that this is a relationship that would work for you if you are thinking about entering a serious relationship.

Keep these tips in mind if you are dating someone who has a disability or are thinking about asking someone out. You should also use online resources to talk to individuals who have disabilities or to people who have dated someone with a disability similar to the one your boyfriend or girlfriend has. It is important to gain a better understanding of the unique challenges your relationship might face so you can be better prepared for them.

Again, it is important to remember that each relationship is unique. You need to create a safe atmosphere so you can openly communicate with your significant other.

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Dating For Disabled, Disability Dating |

Ways Of Understanding The Disability Community

There are many people that suffer with a disability which can be either physical or mental, and sometimes both. Disabilities can be related to being born with a physical impediment such as a club foot, a deformity in your hands, or perhaps one that has affected your ability to walk. Other disabilities can occur as a result of an accident that you had, perhaps leading to amputations or some type of brain surgery.

All of these things can make it difficult for an individual to function in regular society, and when it comes to interacting with others that have similar disabilities, it is sometimes hard to find people just like you. In order to alleviate this problem, the Internet can serve as a conduit of information that can put people in touch through social media.

Handicapped Dating

Handicapped Dating

Those that are looking for a date can go to dating sites where they can also meet with people that share similar disabilities. To understand the community of those that are disabled, you have to think from their standpoint. Here is an overview of how to better understand these people, and if you are currently disabled, how you can use the Internet to find someone with a similar disability that may want to spend some time with you.

Understanding Disabled People

The only true way of understanding people with disabilities is to actually have one yourself. If you are disabled, you know how it feels to be looked at differently, treated differently, and to not be able to do the same things that others do. A simple thing such as walking up a stairway, or getting into a car, can be difficult or impossible.

If you have ever been on crutches before, or perhaps a wheelchair due to breaking your leg, this brief time of being without your regular or normal faculties can introduce you to how these people feel every day. This is the perspective that a person needs to think from if they would like to interact with those that are disabled, or if they are perhaps creating a website that is designed to help disabled people connect.

As mentioned before, places like Facebook can offer a venue for connecting with people that are disabled in similar ways, and there are even dating websites for those that would like to meet with people that are similar and hook up with them at some point in time.

Finding Disabled People Online

To find people that are disabled on the Internet, it’s a matter of joining the proper forums, websites, or dating sites that are available. Although it should not be a problem, it just tends to be the case that people with disabilities may gravitate toward those that may understand what they are going through opposed to someone that does not have a disability at all.

In doing so, you can start to connect through text messaging, emails, or chat sessions so that you can find out more about all of the people that might also like to spend some time together. It is a great way to branch out, find your way to others that might also be lonely and are simply wanting to spend a little extra time. Dating sites can really be helpful because they can match up your bio with other people that are similar to you not only due to your disability, but things that you are interested in doing, hobbies that you have. Once you have met several people, you can easily find a way to get together, have some fun, and perhaps start a new relationship.

This brief overview of how to understand disabled people might be helpful for those that have never really understood their perspective. This is important if you would simply like to meet people, regardless of their disability, and have a good time together, especially those that are using dating websites. Social media and relationship websites are going to introduce you to many people that can also interact with you regularly, helping people that often feel alone. And if you are disabled, you now know what to do to connect with others in the disabled community, people that may be exactly like you that are simply looking for a friend or someone to be with on a intermittent or steady basis.

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Dating For Disabled, Disability Dating, Disabled Dating |

Do You Know Any Famous People With Disabilities?

Disability Dating

Disability Dating

Sometimes we forget that famous people aren’t perfect. They are presented to us as celebrities, almost flawless in pictures and the media, and held to a certain standard. While they are household names, we don’t really know them as people. We know how they are presented to us, and we look up to them, probably a little too much.

It’s when we find out that they are imperfect that they can really speak to us, helping us to learn based on their experiences. Celebrities have many of the same problems we do, and so one problem they face is having certain disabilities. Do you know any celebrities off the top of your head that have disabilities?

There are plenty of them of course if you think about it, and some of their disabilities are right in the middle of the limelight. Take Ray Charles for instance, and then think about Stevie Wonder. They are two of the most famous singer/songwriters with disabilities. The first name that pops into my head when thinking about actors with disabilities is Gary Coleman.

Gary Coleman is no longer with us, nor is Ray Charles. Stevie Wonder is still around, however, making music as always. Now let’s move to politicians for a moment. One of the most respected Presidents ever was Franklin D. Roosevelt, and he had a disability throughout much of his presidency. He was crippled due to polio.

Do you know who Marlee Maitlin is? She is a famous actress that is known for playing many parts throughout the years, despite being deaf. What’s great about celebrities with disabilities is that they show us they are human and that we too can live out our dreams. It’s very difficult to look at someone who appears flawless and identify with them, no matter how much we tell ourselves that they are human.

Not every famous person with a disability is going to be a major headline, just like with everyone else. There are many celebrities out there with disabilities that are kept from being public knowledge. Or, at least most people don’t know or realize that these celebrities have disabilities, yet they have them all the same.

Did you know that Albert Einstein was autistic? Just running with autism for a moment, there are plenty of others out there that you might not have known had or have this condition. Vincent Di’ Onofrio is one of the famous actors that is autistic, and he was cast in a role in the Law & Order franchise that helped him shine using his disability to his advantage. He made a great detective.

There are plenty of other celebrities with disabilities out there, and learning about them can help you think more about how many of them have overcome obstacles. It’s easy to think about famous people as different than we are, but it’s much better to realize their imperfections and recognize them for overcoming those obstacles, showing us that we can, too.

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Amputee Dating, Dating For Disabled, Disability Dating, Disabled Dating, Disabled Dating Tips, Disabled Singles |

Disabled Dating Options

Just because you’re disabled, doesn’t mean you can’t date. There are a lot of others out there who are also disabled and connecting them to one another is an easy task with disabled dating sites.

Whether for love and marriage or for friendship, disabled dating sites are ideal for everyone all the way around.

Many medical conditions are considered a disability. Arthritis, pain disorders, cancers, depression, mental illnesses, diabetes, mobility issues, spinal cord injuries and others are all forms of a disability and should be treated as such.

Dating Someone With Disabilities

Dating Someone With Disabilities

With free registration, you’re sure to find someone special. From friends to a relationship, you’re sure to appreciate finding someone who can overlook your disability and see you for who you really are, a person who is special.

Today, more people than ever before are being considered disabled. This is partly thanks to modern medicine and partly due to more population growth.

As more and more are being diagnosed with disabilities more people are beginning to flood the market for special needs. This doesn’t mean that these people are worthless, in fact, it gives them great worth.

However, thanks to the stigmatism of such labels many are struggling to find someone to be friends with or with whom they can lead the rest of their lives with. Sites that specialize in disabilities are helping to connect these people with one another and form new friendships.

Whether the injury is from birth or from something that occurred later in life, there are many who are struggling. By helping these people to make connections, more of these people are able to live out on their own and focus on what really matters in life.

It’s not the disability, it’s not how much money they will make or earn, it’s friendship and relationships.

Everyone deserves to be happy no matter who they are, what their disability or race or creed. By focusing on what really matters in life, more attention can be given to those who are in need.

When you think about it, disabilities affect someone in nearly every family, every walk of life and every generation. By confronting such issues head on we’re more able as a society to focus on one another and share.

Disabilities don’t have to define a person, in fact, they shouldn’t even factor in. A disabled person wants what any other person wants. Friendship, respect, and a life.

It’s not really that difficult. When it comes to a disabled dating site more attention should be given to what each person needs and wants as opposed to what their disability is.

If you take a moment and look around you and you’ll see that there are many people around who are considered disabled and yet lead a normal, happy life. It’s possible to do and with disabled dating sites and options, more people than ever before are able to find that someone special that they can live their lives with.

Help that friend or family member in your life to find the friend of their dreams with an online disabled dating site.

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Amputee Dating, Dating For Disabled, Disability Dating, Disabled Dating, Disabled Singles, Wheelchair Dating |

Dating While Disabled

Dating For Disabled

Dating For Disabled

Many things are harder on the disabled than they are on the non-handicapped. Being unable to walk makes going to the supermarket, a casual daily chore for most people, into a difficult mess while being unable to see makes even taking a bus a difficult experience. And, in some ways, dating while disabled is harder because any potential partners of a disabled man or woman are going to have to be ready to cope with their disability, be a missing limb or deafness.

A lot of dating sites allow for the disabled to be as honest as they want about their disabilities, but it can still be difficult to find that special someone willing to cope with their problems. There are, however, a number of dating websites dedicated to helping the disabled date with as few problems as possible.

The big dating sites are, of course, good for a scatter shot approach. Match.com and OKCupid allows for users to easily and potentially prominently list their disabilities on their profiles if they wish, and while you won’t get very many bites, if you’re playing a numbers game, the titans of dating websites are the place to go. Zoosk is a similar matter, though geared more towards casual dating rather than the long term commitments of other sites.

All of these sites clock in at millions of users, so the odds of there being someone datable on these sites is theoretically high. Still, it requires sifting through a lot of less than ideal potential partners and probably having a number of your requests overlooked. Determination is key on the big sites, as is a healthy tolerance for being ignored and rejected. Still, if you can persevere in spite of it, the odds are on your side.

There are also dating websites specifically geared towards the disabled. These sites generally have smaller user bases, usually in the thousands rather than the millions of the titans of internet dating, but their specialization in the disabled makes them attractive. Whispers 4 U is a free site with paid options and while far small, inside of its niche of catering to the “differently abled”, it’s huge. The site allows for all kinds of human connection options, from simple chats to finding a marriageable partner They also include video tutorials to assist people in setting up attractive profiles and using webcams safely.

Soulful Encounters is another titan in the world of disable dating, with a great many success stories to its credit. There are no monthly fees and the profile is highly customizable, which should make any disabled person on a budget feel better.

Meet Disabled Singles caters to the disabled, but also focuses on allowing the disabled to find like minded dates with a searchable database that allows users to sort profiles by region, sexuality, religion and of particular interest, their specific type of disability.

Top of the pile for speciality disability dating sites are the long established Disabled Dating Club and Disability Dating Club. They have been around for many years and have loads of members all over the world.

Dating is not always the easiest process, even for people without severe disabilities, but, in a vast and swiftly growing information culture, the odds that your special someone is out there is growing by the day.

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Amputee Dating, Dating For Disabled, Disability Dating, Disabled Dating, Disabled Dating Tips, Disabled Singles, Wheelchair Dating |

3 Tips For Online Dating When You Have A Disability

Activities For Disabled Adults

Activities For Disabled Adults

When you have a disability or chronic disease, the idea of dating can make you apprehensive. If you are ready to delve into the online dating scene, here are some tips to help you find the right person.

Don’t Limit Yourself

Although there are many niche dating sites, do not feel the need to limit yourself to dating sites specifically geared toward people with a disability or chronic disease. You may feel more comfortable with “selling” yourself on niche dating sites, which is fine. However, you drastically limit the number of people you are exposed to, which can limit your prospective matches.

Remember, just because a person does not have a disability or chronic illness does not mean they are unwilling to date someone who does. Branch out to increase your odds of finding the right person, with a genuinely good heart.

Be Honest In Your Profile

Your profile is the first snapshot prospective dates will have about you, and you want to include information that you feel people need to know. There are two schools of thought when it comes to issues relating to a disability or illness and when you should bring it up. Some people feel like you should wait until you have talked to a person for a while, whereas others feel like it should come up as soon as possible.

Although it can be uncomfortable and even hurtful if you bring up the topic with someone quickly and you receive a negative response, it is often better in the end. Your time is precious and you do not want to spend hours engaging with a person who would change their opinion about you just because of a disability or illness.

Your profile picture can be equally useful to show yourself in an honest way. If you use any type of assistive device, such as a walker or wheelchair, make it part of your profile picture.

Although you may want to crop out assistive devices or only take a picture of yourself from specific angles, this does not help when finding the right person. If someone does not want to date a person who needs mobility assistance, they can just pass by the profile without being offensive in conversation or abruptly stopping contact when they find out.

Follow Up In Conversation

Unfortunately, many people do not thoroughly read profiles and it is never wise to assume a person read what you have written. Make sure you follow up with details about yourself during your conversations. Often this will spur a person to go back and read your profile if they did not.

Do not be afraid to be candid about your concerns by asking them if they are okay with dating someone who has a disability or illness. There is little point to dance around the topic if it is something that makes you apprehensive about dating.

When you have a disability or chronic illness, online dating can seem impossible. Being honest and confident offers you the best chance of meeting a great person, with a heart of gold.

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