Online dating agency for persons with disabilities
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.
” After all, observes Wish: “No one wants to be married to a martyr.” None of the above should minimize the very real challenges of maintaining a relationship in which one partner faces limits on where he or she can go and what activities can be done on dates.
As Ruotolo movingly describes in her memoir, a steep flight of stairs can prove a daunting challenge to someone who has one leg that’s two-and-a-half inches shorter than the other.
"And lets face it, depending on what [the illness] is, it could very well make you uncompetitive in the larger dating pool." Fortunately, there are a number of alternatives.
When Oliver woke up in a hospital after his life-altering accident, “I told [my girlfriend, Becky]: ‘It looks like there will be a lot of limitations in my future. “Love is so much more than what happens when you’re dating,” Oliver says.
Both sites require members to disclose their illnesses upfront, clearing the air for what might be a deal-breaking revelation later.
Within her first week on Positive Singles, she went on three dates and has since gone on seven more, which fostered one romantic relationship and a friendship over the past two years. “I dont think I would have been able to have 10 dates without the site,” says Lana.
Getty Images Lana, a 38 year-old publicist in Los Angeles, was diagnosed with genital herpes in 1997.
Since then, she has "kind of been hiding" from the dating scene.