It can be all too easy to use your disability as a comfort-blanket by telling yourself you can’t chat someone up because you’re in a wheelchair – it may actually be because you, like many people, feel shy and need some tips on how to boost your pulling confidence. If you’ve been rejected before, it may make you afraid of making sexual approaches again for fear of facing more rejection.Tom Coogan, who has a curved spine, says: “I have lots of great female friends, but I’m very aware that to many of them I’m almost like a gay male friend and completely off the sexual radar.To eliminate these mixed matches, be honest about your disability in your profile.It prevents any miscommunication snafus and shattered expectations. Sheypuk’s Q&A has more excellent points on this matter.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.
In this post we preview a few popular dating websites for people with disabilities, and we chat with a dating and sex expert, Dr. Otherwise, keep reading to learn a few basic dating tips and read summaries of four disability-friendly dating websites.
Penny Pepper, author of Desires, an erotica anthology about disabled people, sex and relationships, says: “Disabled people are fed an idea of being inferior, especially by modern media, which values and reinforces artificially created ideas of physical perfection.
But this also pushes the ‘able-bods’ to feel inferior with less-than-perfect eye candy on their arms!
If you do not have an existing account within Passions Network, then you can join Disabled Passions, and it will be 100% free.
No upgrades will be required for you to have full access to Disabled Passions. This option opens up access to a significant number of active sites in the network, but again, it is not required.