‘Dating and disability’ are two words that are rarely seen together: all too many people assume that just because someone is physically or mentally different, they lack the desire to fall in love or have sex.Sadly, we live in a culture in which pressure to be ‘perfect’ is rife, which can make it all too easy to believe that disability equals sexual exclusion.
If you believe you’re inferior, you’ll be perceived that way: but if you think about what maintains a relationship after initial attraction, it’s more likely to be a great sense of humour, thoughtfulness or a sense of adventure, than a ‘perfect’ outer form.
So don’t define yourself by your disability; it’s only one part of you.
From uniform dating, to websites that cater specifically for tall people, or those with a gluten intolerance, there really is a site out there for everyone.
So what do websites that are aimed specifically at disabled people offer, and who is using them?
They are discussing what and how they want to meet up – proving that our lunches are not the only answer to their isolation.
If, for example, members are going to be alone on Christmas day, they may decide meet up in a member’s home (someone who has no transport) to share food and enjoy each other’s company.All this eats into our self-esteem and somehow, we have to remain confident regardless of whether we feel able to approach people.” Before you start dating, you need to make sure your head’s in the right place.Regardless of disability, starting a relationship when you feel rubbish about yourself may not be the best way forward. We provide our members with a chance to meet up both online and at lunches and events.Our Online Membership Facilities The Clubhouse is quite different to dating sites, it is a community of people who support one another and offer each other peer support, especially when things go wrong while they are owehaps looking for love, fun and close friendships.Disability Match UK is one of the biggest websites out there when it comes to disability dating.