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  • Introducing your disease while dating online

    Posted by Leah Leilani on February 19, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    When I first made an online dating profile I didn’t know whether to include my disability in my profile or not. I feared guys might not want to talk to me if I mentioned my disease in my profile. I ended up including a picture of myself in my wheelchair but no one really seemed to notice. However, if I told someone about my disease after messaging back and forth for awhile, I would end up getting ghosted. 

    What do you think is the best way to introduce your disease when creating an online dating profile? 

    Garry replied 5 years, 2 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Leah Leilani

    February 20, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    This was a great article! I liked how it brought attention to many aspects of dating with a disability and being in relationship with someone with a disability. Hopefully, this article reaches able-bodies folks and give them a new perspective.

  • Garry

    February 22, 2019 at 2:39 am

    I still haven’t made an attempt to disclose my disability on my dating profile but perhaps I will give it a shot but here’s an interview my sister just, hope this helps!

    • Danielle "Dani" Liptak

      February 20, 2019 at 3:54 pm

      What an awesome article! Thanks for sharing. The line ““Most people stress about what to wear on a date. I have to focus on if I can even get into the building,” really struck a chord with me. That is how I feel.

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