After a crippling accident, it can be very tempting for a disabled person to seek out a knight in shining armor — someone who will care for, help, and bend over backward for him or her.
But these relationships seldom work out, says Carlson, who dove into a shallow pond at the age of instantly shattering her spine.
Dating when you have a disability is often a little scary and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be so stressful.
I’ve been in a wheelchair since I was 5 years old, as the result of a head-on car collision, and I used to subconsciously put up walls because of it.
Online dating gives us vetting opportunities for potential suitors, and not everyone may be interested in dating someone with a disability.
To eliminate these mixed matches, be honest about your disability in your profile.
Your nose is too big, your bank account too small, and any decent person worth dating will run screaming the moment they get a peek of your daft family? ) Meet Tiffiny Carlson of Minneapolis, MN — wheelchair-bound power dater.
Or Rob Oliver of Pittsburgh, PA, also paralyzed — and happily married.