As a single lady wheelchair user in the dating scene currently, I know exactly what’s going on, like exactly, in the mind of the typical straight American male. And let me share with you a bit of what I’ve discovered — it’s just as dismal as you’d expect.
The biggest hurdle I keep coming across is the massive stereotype that we, women in wheelchairs, are “less-than” as partners — someone you should be embarrassed to date, an individual who will bring you down. Of course thousands of people do date us and prove this wrong, but it seems 80 percent of the general population kinda thinks this.
It’s an epidemic that’s been the status quo, well, for forever, but you’re looking at a lady who wants to change all of that. Anyone with a disability who is dating pretty much wants this of course. I mean, who doesn’t? It would be miraculous if the world shifted the way humans with permanent disabilities were placed in society, if our caste wasn’t by default unequal.
And this is exactly why dating sucks. I wish I could sit here and