I was in a car accident when I was 5, when my family and I were coming home from ice skating a couple of days after Christmas, and it resulted in a spinal cord injury, so I've been in a wheelchair for a long time now.
I've usually ended up dating guys who I met in real life and my being in a wheelchair was usually never a problem in my dating life until I started meeting guys on Tinder. A., then moved to Boston for work, and now I live in New York City.
I have often contemplated if having a kid with special needs makes for a special dad.
I’d like to think so, but the truth is I still burp, need deodorant and annoy my wife, so it is likely that I am ordinary.
None of us signed up for it, in fact if given the option I wouldn’t sign up for it again because I am weak – but I would never ever want to live life without my daughter, Sunny, just the way she is… I sometimes see other dads and their kids playing and I feel this ache, like a heavy piece of lead has lodged in my heart, stopping the blood flow.
It isn’t that I am jealous because I love my daughter; it is the constant reminder of what is not.
When I first set up my Tinder profile, I wasn't sure if I should make my disability super obvious in my photos.
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Much of it comes from ignorance, while others want to try and demonstrate how cool they are with my disability, so they feel the need to call it out.
People largely have good intentions, but just don’t know what to do. These lines have been tried on me over a hundred times over the last few years, and they have literally worked once.
I’ve always waffled back and forth between being a hopeless romantic and a complete cynic.