Disability dating websites

“So you are saying you don’t believe non-disabled people can date people with disabilities?” I asked a woman who opened a new matchmaking service in town.“Well it’s just that…” She paused, trying to choose her words carefully.

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Furthermore, how could she guess that two men with cerebral palsy would call her within an hour?

It was by sheer chance that I ended up having a debate about dating and disability with this woman.

A friend had called my office complaining he had been rejected as a client by a new matchmaking service in town.

After I talked with him, I decided to try and sign up as a client, too.

When I called, I was barely able to get one word through before the woman cut me off.

“I don’t think I can help you here, but I have some disability dating websites you can try,” she said. It’s not that I am opposed to them but all the ones I have tried are a) outdated, b) connect you with someone in the middle of another country, c) are filled with college students trying to complete an “interview of a disabled person” term paper or d) filled with people who have fantasies about making love to someone with artificial limbs.In the nicest way possible, I made it clear to the woman that I wanted some real help in the dating game from a person, not a search engine.“Well I am not sure I can help you,” she said. Maybe she’s implying that she might be forced to set me up with dates with a few different women before I find the right one. Her rationale that there might not be enough clients interested in dating guys like me may be true.“I just started my business, and I am not sure if I have enough clients to serve you.” Enough clients? Perhaps she has an intake form that lists the types of disabilities one would be OK with dating. Perhaps she is psychic and knows my disability and knows her clientele asked not to be set up with someone with my condition.After more verbal ping-pong about whether people with disabilities could date “normies,” I claimed a temporary victory.She agreed to let me upload my profile to her site.If she likes it, maybe she’ll invite me to meet her for a free consultation.

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