Disability dating websites

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Tiffiny Carlson calls this “dropping the D-bomb.” Carlson, a writer who uses a wheelchair due to spinal cord injury, has been online dating since 1998.“I always disclose my disability right away in my profile and photos,” she says via email.The anonymity of the Internet, however, gives the curious a new kind of boldness.“It’s really kind of a hit and a lot of misses when it comes to online dating,” Woodward says.“I feel like, as a person with a disability, I get a lot more of the weirdoes or the people who feel entitled to ask questions before they know my name.”There’s a special type of troll on dating sites.

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Normally, she says, she chooses whatever is most comfortable for her.Stephanie Woodward, a 26-year-old lawyer with spina bifida, recently turned to online dating as a fun and cheap way to explore her new city.However, the online reactions from men to photos of her using a wheelchair have been nothing more than a “shitshow,” she says.For people who’ve never interacted with a wheelchair user, the first time can be intimidating (especially if you don’t know proper etiquette).Exchanging a few flirtatious messages online, though, paves the way for a smooth first date.

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