Thanks to my fairly resilient nature, I otherwise live a normal life, and have moved myself across the country twice.(a=f);var b=i(a);if(CSS&&! February 14, 2006 Dating is hard enough in the best of times; after a spinal cord injury, insecurities about body image and doubts about one's desirability as a romantic partner can become a major concern.Rock climbing will not be making the list for the majority of wheelchair users. Many wheelchair uses enjoy playing in community leagues designed specifically for them.Have you tried playing basketball from a wheelchair?It’s 10.55pm and I’m sat at my computer, tabbing between Facebook and Gmail while I try to decide if this is a good idea or not. Instead, I’m doing this because somebody needs to tell the truth about what it’s like to date with a disability.
Somebody needs to ‘lift the veil’ on how being disabled affects dating, whether it makes it more difficult, but also see how to overcome those difficulties.
My Tinder photos generally concealed my chair, since I knew it might leave me vulnerable to ignorant comments.
And honestly, I preferred not to mention my disability or make it obvious from the start, because to me and those who know me well, it’s largely inconsequential to who I am.
While there are people who do need daily assistance with their personal care needs that job will not fall on you. People with severe mobility limitations employ PCAs to help them with their basic daily needs.
You will not be caring for them as a full time job.
At our annual forum on dating and relationships-which fell on Valentine's Day this year-several people with SCI shared their personal experiences of coming to grips with their changed selves and making their way in the world of dating and mating after injury.