Would that be classed as lying to the person if you didn’t mention it until then?
If, for example, you turned up to your first date in a wheelchair, your date is likely to be surprised – and possibly annoyed – after it not having been mentioned while chatting online.
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.
They will include losing weight (and probably putting it back on within a few weeks), stopping smoking (and then starting again on the first day back at work), and trying to find ‘the one’, the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
So what’s the best way to do this in our modern world? So, you duly upload your images and life story, hoping that a special someone – and not someone wanting to just send pictures of their naked body parts – will get in contact.
Disability Horizons reader Simon Sansome, who met his wife online, debates the question.
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.
“You don’t want someone in a romantic relationship to be your caregiver.
Your date might believe he or she wants to do that, but eventually that person’s going to be sick of it,” explains Carlson, who’s fashioned a successful career as a writer and blogger.
Using online dating sites can be a great way to meet someone.
But if you have a disability, there’s a dilemma that comes with it – should you tell them about your disability upfront?