Dating for disabled men
Marietta was among the dozen or so guests already seated at the table when he finally arrived, half frozen, snow still clinging to his hair.
“I couldn’t tell you who else was in the room that night,” Stephen said like a bashful teenager, years later.
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Post script: Stephen and Marietta have been married for 15 years.
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.
Loyalty, kindness, understanding, forgiveness, humor—none of these suffer at all from bodily limitations.
In the big picture of love and romance, internals far outrank externals in importance. But don’t be naïve about the limitations dating with disabilities does impose. Account for the realities of the disability when planning dates together.
Marietta seemed to know that it was a pivotal moment. Most men can’t see past the chair.” Stephen froze, and for a moment it looked as if he might be like “most men” and turn away.
“A thousand things went through my mind,” he recalls.