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Dating (For) People With A Disability
 
# 1 : Friday 22-10-2010 @ 18:18
 
 
Have you ever dated someone with a significant disability (wearing glasses-type of disability does not count)?

Have you shunned from a date, avoided an online profile, or shied away from a relationship because of a disability?

Or maybe you are actually specifically attracted to people with certain types of disability.

The question extends to people with disabilities: how seriously have they proved an issue in your dating?
Are you more inclined to date people with (similar) disabilities, do you try to avoid it, do you find it relevant at all, how do you react when other people do?

Edited: title to reflect the fact that the thread is also interested in the point of view of people with a disability.
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# 2 : Friday 22-10-2010 @ 18:20
 
 
Blah, what do you do with the results of all your thread findings? Compile them and store them in a lever arch file?
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# 3 : Friday 22-10-2010 @ 18:22
 
 
I went out with a girl with crohns disease for about a month.
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# 4 : Friday 22-10-2010 @ 18:23
 
 
Why on earth do you want to know? All you have done is ask questions without any reason which leads me to believe its just idle curiosity bordering on.... well I don't know what... but it leaves me wanting to say ugh!!
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# 5 : Friday 22-10-2010 @ 18:29
 
 
No, never - what about you Blah? What are your own answers
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# 6 : Friday 22-10-2010 @ 18:30
 
 
I actually think this is a pretty interesting thread as far as Blah threads go. (no offense Blah, you know what I mean ).

I've never dated anyone with a disability and have never been in the position to make a choice.

Would I? It would depend on a lot of things and what the disability was.
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# 7 : Friday 22-10-2010 @ 18:33
 
 
Someone said :
Why on earth do you want to know? All you have done is ask questions without any reason which leads me to believe its just idle curiosity bordering on.... well I don't know what... but it leaves me wanting to say ugh!!

Maybe that does not reflects so much on my attitude towards disability.

If it were a question from a fetishist, I could understand the "ugh!!"
Like any fetish, it is dubious, and disgusting when it objectifies other people.

But in the context of this thread, I find it surprising.

Actually I will edit the OP to make clear that I also welcome testimonials from people with disability...
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# 8 : Friday 22-10-2010 @ 18:42
 
 
Someone said :
No, never - what about you Blah? What are your own answers

It never came about, but I would have no issue that I can think of when it comes to physical disabilities, as long as they are not incompatible with sexuality.

I saw a couple of deaf men in the LUAS last month. And I realized I would have had no issue learning sign language for love.

When it comes to mental disabilities, it is another kettle of fish, and I do not think I could handle it.
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# 9 : Friday 22-10-2010 @ 18:44
 
 
I would have no problem at all going out with a deaf person. A few months ago in the George I was chatting to someone who is deaf. He was absolutely lovely and even though I know very little sign language it wasn't very hard to talk to him.
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# 10 : Friday 22-10-2010 @ 18:48
 
 
I haven't but I think it wouldn't bother me, I did fancy a guy who had a foot removed when he was born and it didn't put me off. As long as we could have a healthy sex life then most disabilties wouldn't phase me.

Blah - how do you mean mental disabilities? I know I could never date someone with Austism or Down Syndrome but I think I could date someone who was bipolar or schizophrenic as long as their condition was properly managed.
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# 11 : Friday 22-10-2010 @ 18:49
 
 
Someone said :

When it comes to mental disabilities, it is another kettle of fish, and I do not think I could handle it.

depends what you mean by 'mental' disabilities really - that's such a wide area
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# 12 : Friday 22-10-2010 @ 18:50
 
 
I once fancied someone with Thalidamoid no arms past her elbows but very beautiful. Nothing came of it.

I suppose it is an important question people sometimes forget and are uncomfortable in discussing the sex lives of disabled people.
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# 13 : Friday 22-10-2010 @ 18:50
 
 
Someone said :
I haven't but I think it wouldn't bother me, I did fancy a guy who had a foot removed when he was born and it didn't put me off. As long as we could have a healthy sex life then most disabilties wouldn't phase me.

Blah - how do you mean mental disabilities? I know I could never date someone with Austism or Down Syndrome but I think I could date someone who was bipolar or schizophrenic as long as their condition was properly managed.

I am not sure I would call the latter disabilities.
I might be wrong, but I see them as mental health issues.
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# 14 : Friday 22-10-2010 @ 18:51
 
 
Someone said :
I would have no problem at all going out with a deaf person. A few months ago in the George I was chatting to someone who is deaf. He was absolutely lovely and even though I know very little sign language it wasn't very hard to talk to him.

Was it dubguy2002?
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# 15 : Friday 22-10-2010 @ 18:54
 
 
Someone said :

Was it dubguy2002?

LOL, no. He was young enough - about 28 - gorgeous. His boyfriend thought so too though.
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