Would you date someone with a disability?
Last Updated: 05/16/2021 at 5:25pm
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Yes. Absolutely yes. Even if someone has a disability, they are still human, and they still have the qualities that make them as amazing as they are. Everyone's unique, after all, and just because you have a disability doesn't mean that you shouldn't be loved, It simply means that perhaps you need more care, or that you need more help in one department, but it never means that you should overlook someone just because they have a disability. It's not our physical or mental qualities that make us worthy of being loved; it's the things that are within, the beauty and kindness and everything that makes you you. So in short, yes I would, and I don't think that answer will ever change.
The short answer is YES! Love has no rules. Simple as that. Disabilities don´t change who you are, If I like your personality and I love your smile then I don´t care if you have a disability or not because that wouldn't matter too me. I love you based on your personality.
I was about to ask this same question but some one already asked it. I'm physically disabled and looking a person to date. Though I feel like it's my unfortunate that I couldn't find anyone who is willing to date a guy like me, your answers are giving me great hope that there are people who are willing to date a disabled. But the thing is it's really hard to find such people. I've tried few famous online dating sites but still I'm not lucky to find anyone. Everyone in this world deserve love and I hope I'll find one soon.
If they make me smile, yes. If they give me butterflies in my stomach, yes. If I could see myself falling in love with them, yes. A disability does not tarnish someone's personality and therefore, would not affect my decision to date them. As cheesy as all of it might be, your heart and mind matter more than anything.
Yes, because everyone deserves to be loved and to have someone who cares for them. Also disabled people have qualities which make them great and unique human beings. I would try to help them as much as i can. Because nowadays many people search only for sweet moments which can be put on social media, disabled people have difficulty getting a romantic partner as there are not only sweet moments with this person but also care and less sweet moments which are responsibilities people aren't willing to take nowadays and it is very sad. Disability isn't a barrier to be dated.
YES, absolutely! This question should not even be asked !! If dating someone has the purpose to have a relationship then being disabled is not an obstacle perse. People often enter relationships without understanding the desires and expectations of their partner. In addition, people are capable of changing as time passes. It is also possible for people to behave in ways that place strain on their partners, At the opposite there are people that can bring pure love to their interactions, people that truly care and make relationships work. Both situations are not linked to their health condition so being disabled has nothing to do with dating.
Yes absolutely!!! They are still a person who is worthy of love and affection. If they make you happy and if you make them happy, then sure date.
If I wasn't married, sure....why wouldn't I? I personally have a disability myself (an invisible one) and I would be a complete hypocrite to refuse to. Not to mention personality, sense of humor, intelligence compatibility, loyalty, honesty, etc are so much better factors for basing a relationship on than physical appearance or possible physical defect. I would more likely turn someone down on being too serious, being dishonest, or having a family that is disrespectful to me first. Depending on the disability, I won't lie that it might not be tough to work around and more to deal with, but if I liked the person, it would be worth it.
Yes or no. It’s like would you date someone from a specific race. It’s not about the disabilities, but their personalities. Some of people might think disabled people are difficult to handle, but what if these people are really nice and not cynical? It’s more like a stereotype to say disabled people mostly is associated with mental health issues, which isn’t the truth. And some might reject to date disabled people because they’re disabled, but in fact disabled people usually are stronger than most of us. I wouldn’t date anyone if he/she isn’t a decent person, however disabilities aren’t not a presence of it. So I’d go with Yes or No.
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