Dating when you are disabled
According to society, disabled people are undesirable and therefore can never be “dating” or partner material. As someone with cerebral palsy myself, I think I hopefully can try to tackle this subject with some first hand experience!First off, coming from a female’s perspective: dating is in 2016, regardless of whether or not you are disabled.
This is a tough topic to give advice on, because it really is so subjective for each individual.
The first time I was disclosing to my boyfriend at the time was one of the most nerve-wracking things I have even done. I had created all of these fictitious scenarios in my mind that just screamed ideas like: “ you won’t be accepted anymore”, “he won’t accept your CP and you won’t feel safe”, “he could do so much better” and the list when on and on at the time!
Another important aspect of disclosure is to your partner.
” Or “You won’t be able to walk that far, will you?
”As an adult who is self-sufficient and willing to tell you when something will not work out, I can tell you a lot of us love to go on normal dates, just like anyone else!