The more you get out, the more people you’ll meet and the more likely you’ll meet someone for you. If that’s too scary, you could try internet dating.
There are numerous general sites out there, as well as sites specifically for people with disabilities, should you feel more comfortable with the idea of dating someone with a disability.
Able is an online community website for disabled people, where we can chat and help each other by sharing our experiences.
Tom Coogan, who has a curved spine, says: “I have lots of great female friends, but I’m very aware that to many of them I’m almost like a gay male friend and completely off the sexual radar.Read more We recommend to our members that they create a good profile - sharing information about yourself is a very positive and effective way to find dates.Highlighting what your interests and hobbies are will present you as an open person and more approachable, which is always a good sign if you want other people to show interest towards you.Online dating allows you time to get to know people by messaging them before you meet. “No matter how nice someone is, a common social reaction to an unexpected difference is often embarrassment,” says Tom.“You should respect them (and yourself) enough to be straight up about it, and give them time to get used to the idea.All this eats into our self-esteem and somehow, we have to remain confident regardless of whether we feel able to approach people.” Before you start dating, you need to make sure your head’s in the right place.