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My Disabled Body Isn’t What Society Would Call “Beautiful”

There have been times where we are watching a movie or tv show, and he’ll mention how he finds an actress attractive. To be fair, we discuss our celebrity crushes often so it’s not an odd occurrence. However, sometimes I get really down on myself about it. Not because I feel like he loves me any less, but because I feel inadequate when I compare myself to other women. My body isn’t what society would call “beautiful”.

My husband does a wonderful job of making ME feel beautiful, though. He tells me outfits that look good on me, he says I don’t need makeup to look beautiful, and has never once been ashamed of me or embarrassed to show a little PDA. His efforts help me feel less insecure.

Dating Young woman sitting in a wheelchair looking sad
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My #MeToo Moment: How I Became Vulnerable as a Disabled Woman

The #MeToo movement was created for courageous woman to step forward and tell their stories against Sexual Predator and powerful men falling like dominoes. Against today’s backdrop of courageous women stepping forward to tell their stories and powerful men falling like dominoes, it’s important to acknowledge that disabled women can be emotionally and physically vulnerable to sexual assault and abuse.

Dating Kim is sitting on a Wheelchair and posing confidently
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Into the Minds of Devotees & Admirers of Women with Disabilities

I think one thing I learned is there’s no straight answer to why people do this. Different people had different motivators, most of which were sexual. I guess more than anything I wanted to open the door into the mind of the devotee and admirer. Flip through the responses to step into the mind and come up with your own judgment.

Dating Gina shown sitting in wheelchair smiling while behind a gated circle made of gold in a out door mall
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Gina is On a Roll: Success in Dating with a Disability

There will be people you like and people you don’t like. You’ll reject more people than you get rejected. It’s not a big deal. If it doesn’t work out, don’t stress it, it’s 2017 and there’s such a thing called Tinder where there are 50 million fish in the sea.

Dating A women and wen laying in bed smiling at each other
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Spinal Cord Injury Sexuality: How I (Unexpectedly) Fell in Love

I called to break up with him and he would not let me. He couldn’t understand why on earth a surgery would deter him from dating me. I thought he was an alien … I couldn’t understand why he would want to hang around with someone in my situation. He told me he wanted to get to know me the old-fashioned way by talking. I literally could not believe my ears … Did they even make men like that anymore? Was he from another planet? Maybe he was on drugs? I simply couldn’t figure it out. I had always been with the wrong kind of guy my entire life, so clearly I was not accustomed to a gentleman.

Dating Kat sitting in her wheelchair in a sparkly violet short dress smiling at the camera
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Dating with a Disability: From Seeking Acceptance to Self Acceptance

Now in my mid-thirties, I realize that I had it wrong all along. I finally stopped searching for “the one who would accept me physically. I now see that the only way to find true happiness is for me to look past my own imperfections. Once I was able to do that, I could focus on the things that I love to do,”

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