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Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Dating Tips, Disability Dating, Disabled Dating |

Who Else Wants Disabled Dating Advice?

Dating has become a somewhat hard nut to crack for a majority of single people. While online dating has become popularized, it is never as easy as marketers want it to look like. There are often barriers at every turn and this will be even harder if you have a disability.

disability dating

disability dating

A person living with a disability must have realized at one time or another just how difficult it is to be perceived like the rest. People tend to look at you as a disabled person then try to annoyingly figure out your personality after. But as some relationship experts say, do not try to look past the disability of a person ‘love them for who they are’.

Relationships can start anytime and between anyone irrespective of race, age difference and gender. All a person will need to be is to be open to the prospect of an exciting relationship with a person with a good heart and with whom they share a majority of life’s interests. There is no well predefined path upon which every other person can trudge on. It is for this reason that everyone should keep in mind the importance of being open to anything when it comes to relationships.

1. Single disabled person

For a single that is looking forward to finding someone to share their life’s happiness and other happenings with, they need to arm themselves with the best dating tips. The dating scene is wide and you can easily find yourself dating a non-disabled person or a person with disabled.

Dating has everything to do with the inner self than the way a person looks like. Present yourself as a person who can take care of their business without the need of help. No matter what you might be tempted to do or present yourself as, always remember that being honest to yourself does a great deal in helping the other person appreciate you for who you are.

2. Single non-disabled person

As stated earlier, the dating scene is pretty complicated and filled with everyone you can imagine of. We are living in times when dating is more congruent to the use of the internet. It is pretty easy to fall in love with a person you have never met or rather you have only met online.

The internet happens to be the best place where people first meet and appreciate each other for who they are and then the physical appearance details follow. A person with a disability and who love themselves as they are, will not find it hard to mention their disability. As a single ‘normal-bodied’ person, you need to bear in mind that finding your soul mate in a person with a disability is just as likely as finding it in a ‘normal’ one.

3. Parents of single person and everyone else

If you are a parent of a beautiful daughter or a handsome lad, you will want the best for them. It is paramount that parents of both young persons with disabilities and the normal ones to be ready to embrace the soul mate that their beloved children get in their lives.

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

Tips To Communicate With People With Disabiliites

Disabled Singles

Disabled Singles

The Americans with Disabilities Act, along with other laws and legislation, have broken through many barriers in improving access to education, public buildings and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. These legislative acts have also helped to change the way they are portrayed on television and in motion pictures.

However, there is still some progress that needs to be made when it comes to how communication and interaction is handled with people who have disabilities. There are some individuals who fear they will say something wrong, so they do not say anything at all.

Unfortunately, these types of actions only help to further segregate those with disabilities.

You can use the following suggestions and tips to relate to and about people with disabilities.

Words

Positive language has the ability to empower people. When you are speaking to or about someone who is disabled, it is important that you refer to that person first. Making general group designations such as “the disabled” or “the blind” is considered to be inappropriate because these terms do not recognize the individuality or dignity of those who are disabled.

On the other hand, a term such as “normal person” implies that those who are disabled are not normal. A phrase like “person with disability” is a more acceptable term because although it is descriptive, it is not considered negative.

The following list includes affirmative and negative phrases:

• Affirmative – person with cognitive disability. Negative – mentally defective, retarded
• Affirmative – person with a disability. Negative –the disabled
• Affirmative – person who is deaf. Negative – deaf and dumb, the deaf
• Affirmative – person who with a seizure disorder. Negative – epileptic

Actions

The best etiquette you can have when interacting with a person with a disability is to have etiquette that is based on courtesy and respect. There are some tips you can use if you want to interact more effective with those with disabilities.

One of the first things to remember is that when you are introduced to someone with a disability, it is appropriate to make the offer to shake their hand. It is also acceptable to shake with the left hand.

Always treat an adult as an adult. Also make sure you address a person with a disability by their first name.

Finally, you should relax. Do not be afraid to use certain commonly used expressions such as “talk with you soon” or “see you later”.

When communicating with someone who is blind, always speak clearly and in a normal tone. You should also let the person know when you are leaving or walking away.

If you are offering the person a chair to sit down in, place the individual’s hand on the back of the chair so they will know where the seat is located.

These are just some of the suggestions and tips that you can consider when interacting with a person with a disability. The main tips are to remain relaxed, treat the person with respect and listen. Offer assistance but do not feel offended if the assistance is not accepted.

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