Dating and meeting people with a disability

I guess we all have our issues and some are more obvious than others. Mine are slightly more obvious than others and can be seen from the moment I meet someone. When dating this can cause all kinds of reactions from, I don’t understand what your saying and therefore have switched off 5 minutes into the conversation, to I want to know exactly what your disability is. I have been in both situations which can be both incredibly confusing. The most common reaction is to ask me to repeat myself a couple of times to repeat myself throughout the conversation.

There is no simple answer about how to present your disability on a dating website. There are a million and one different ways of doing it and  it will depend on a range of different things how open you are about it. I have to be open as if I’m not and I have been in the past there is a really awkward situation and the person your meeting does not know how to react at all. Its the same when I’m meeting someone for the first time.  I know they have absolutely no idea what they have just come across and my speech is affected by nerves and meeting people. What I’m always curious about is how much of the rest of my disability others see when they first meet me. I feat that I wont be able to shake someones hand or that my hand will tense up around someone when shaking it and leave me in a really super awkward situation. Its when making that first kind of contact with people that I get most nervous and self conscious.

 

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