Online dating for wheelchair users
I’ve been out to places before where I was actually picked out of my wheelchair and carried down some stairs into a restaurant. As you spend more time with me you’ll probably notice this and there are two ways I prefer my date to handle the situation.
" The good news is that we can overcome these types of implicit or not so implicit biases by standing up to the stigmas we are surrounded by.
Does this person us the term ‘wheelchair bound’ or do they say ‘wheelchair user’?
' Cripple', 'handicap','invalid'….
Hopefully, your answer to the question in the title of this post is an unhesitant: "Yes, of course, I would. What matters to me is who is sitting in it." Unfortunately, in my experience, most people don't seem to feel that way, unless they themselves are confined to a wheelchair.
Honestly: would you openly date and marry a person confined to wheelchair?
If you had posed the question to me 30 years ago, I would have answered in the same manner.