Chris Blank is an independent writer and research consultant with more than 20 years' experience.
Blank specializes in social policy analysis, current events, popular culture and travel.
His work has appeared both online and in print publications.
He holds a Master of Arts in sociology and a Juris Doctor.
The simple answer to dating as a person in a wheelchair is to act the same--or even less self-conscious--than someone not in a wheelchair. I have a great male friend but he of 8 years and from prior to injury but he refuses to allow our relationship to be classified as dating or boyfriend/girlfriend because he feels that people will think he is "taking advantage of a cripple".
In the dating market, a man's desirability often hinges to some extent on his financial resources.
Any person you get to know is of course going to have second thoughts about pursuing a relationship, but if you two are truly compatible that can be overcome if don't give up. We travel and go places constantly with no problems, he is my best friend and I am his but I want more which I know most men will say is a woman thing. Texas is a big state surely there is someone that is willing to look past the [email protected] - I don't like that he's not prepared to admit you two are in a relationship.
A chair is just something to get around on, and in no way defines the person who uses it, so what is there to get past?
Because we can't tackle them and work on them if we don't acknowledge that we're prejudiced in the first place. When I was stumbling through my first year of dating, I could have used the support, and I'm sure it's helping somebody out there right now. say it ain't so :-)I met my paraplegic wife in a single's group.
I offered to give her a ride back to her apartment and at her apartment asked her out for dinner, which she accepted.