Disabled dating wheelchair
Much of it comes from ignorance, while others want to try and demonstrate how cool they are with my disability, so they feel the need to call it out.People largely have good intentions, but just don’t know what to do. These lines have been tried on me over a hundred times over the last few years, and they have literally worked once.
My heart broke for him as he asked, “Doesn’t it bother you when people stare at you?In one instance, I was getting out of my car at a beer festival and several strangers yelled at my boyfriend for not helping me.He told them that he needed more help than I ever would.I tried my hand at the world of online dating for a while (spoiler alert: it’s the worst), often leaving out the fact that I’m in a wheelchair until the conversation had progressed.To me, it shouldn’t have an impact on my level of attractiveness, but the guys I came into contact with usually had something offensive to say in response.
Several men have come up to me at bars and tried to make conversation by saying, “Hey, my friend Dave is in a wheelchair. Honestly, women and men in wheelchairs would rather be approached with the same types of awful pickup lines as someone not in a wheelchair.