Online dating for disabled adults dating for mentally challenged
Create your profile now for free, after 30 seconds, you will be ready to find THE ONE...Dating is defined as a part of human mating process whereby two people meet socially for companionship, beyond the level of friendship, or with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or marriage.Those who are disabled now find there are many opportunities online for meeting new people and forming friendships and relationships.Dating sites for the disabled act as social networking sites and online communities for many people with disabilities.When Finneman, who has been married for three years, reflects on his dating days, he finds it difficult to separate any awkwardness created by his disability from the general pitfalls any teen or young adult would face.“I started dating around the same time as most people,” he says.Engaging in conversation in loud restaurants and clubs, for example, can be difficult.When there is going to be intimacy, he wants a light on so he can get feedback on what his partner wants and feels comfortable with, but some people find that awkward.
Today, dating for people with a disability has become a lot easier with the majority of people having access to the internet.
Johnny Wang is a 31-year-old software engineer who found he got the same number of dates when he disclosed the fact that he uses a wheelchair in his online-dating profiles as when he did not.
PHOTO COURTESY JOHNNY WANG He started “being open with the fact that I’m in my wheelchair, both in my photos and the profile bio itself,” he says.
“In high school, I ran with the popular crowd and I played sports. But on the flip side, I’m much shorter than normal, so that would cut against me.
I can be awkward as far as personality, too, so it’s hard to know what was connected to hearing loss.” This is why Finneman believes it’s important to consider the whole person, not just their disability, when approaching dating.
It can also be thoroughly uncomfortable for young adults to talk to their parents about dating – disability or not.