Online dating gives us vetting opportunities for potential suitors, and not everyone may be interested in dating someone with a disability.
To eliminate these mixed matches, be honest about your disability in your profile.
In this post we preview a few popular dating websites for people with disabilities, and we chat with a dating and sex expert, Dr. Otherwise, keep reading to learn a few basic dating tips and read summaries of four disability-friendly dating websites.
Danielle Sheypuk, about dating, relationships and sexuality among disabled people. As any experienced wheelchair user knows, getting around town may not be the easiest thing to do unless you have a wheelchair van.
In the messages, move past simply saying “hi,” and start an actual conversation.
This helps focus your attention on getting to know your date, instead of struggling against potential environmental barriers.
Disabled Passions is a social networking community with more than just matchmaking services.
It offers a variety of content related to disabilities and dating, including funny videos, games and collected resources.
When it comes to dating for people with physical disabilities, Danielle Sheypuk is the expert. Sheypuk specializes in “dating, relationships and sexuality among the disabled,” but some people simply refer to her as a disability “sexpert.” Most people would know Dr. Wheelchair New York pageant in 2012, being the first model to “walk” down a runway in New York Fashion Week, her popular Ted X talk at Barnard College, her successful private practice in Manhattan, or her recent interview on PBS, where she dives into the stigmas surrounding disabled dating.
We recently asked her about the stereotypes people with disabilities face on a regular basis, and what she thinks we should do to change it.