Looking back two decades ago, you will realize that dating was a simple affair.
It however posed a myriad of challenges because meeting new people was not as obvious as it is today.
As a result people have been conditioned through the years to believe that b/c people who use wheelchairs might need help getting from point A to point B they also must need to help in everything else that they do including in the bedroom.
Little do they know what they are missing ;) One piece of advice that I have found very helpful when it comes to dating is although the "curse" of using a wheelchair is ingrained in our culture, try looking at it as a "blessing" as well.
For those who use wheelchairs, we can also obtain the proper adaptive equipment, but we also look toward society to help out with our mobilization such as curb cuts, accessible transportation and such.
Unfortunately society has yet to fully comprehend and tackle the issues at hand that people who use wheelchairs face on a day to day basis.
I'm 18 years old and a COMPLETE virgin - not by choice. A big part of me thinks that it's because I'm in a wheelchair.
I look pretty normal, albeit very short, and I've been told I have an extremely pretty face. I'm completely normal other than that - I can have sex, and children and all that other stuff, but no guy has ever approached me.
Much as the internet which has brought about social media and dating sites has improved the dating environment, people in wheelchairs are still finding it a challenge to date.These challenges go beyond the logistical issues of access, and often touch nearly every aspect of the dating relationship.Disabled men traditionally have a higher unemployment rate than able-bodied men, and those men who are employed often work in less prestigious positions with lower pay, according the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation.I am in the same situation as far as dating and also use a wheelchair. Another thing to consider is everyone in the world has an impairment whether it be poor eyesight to crooked teeth to being unable to walk.It took a long time to try and figure some things out. For the most part these impairments are socially accepted b/c they don't impede day to day activities, are easily corrected and therefore not 'disabling'.