Nine times out of ten if a friend says they have someone I should meet, the person often has a disability.
They might assume if they set me up with someone they know, that person might think they’re playing a mean trick.
In the nicest way possible, I made it clear to the woman that I wanted some real help in the dating game from a person, not a search engine.“Well I am not sure I can help you,” she said. Maybe she’s implying that she might be forced to set me up with dates with a few different women before I find the right one. Her rationale that there might not be enough clients interested in dating guys like me may be true.
“I just started my business, and I am not sure if I have enough clients to serve you.” Enough clients? Perhaps she has an intake form that lists the types of disabilities one would be OK with dating. Perhaps she is psychic and knows my disability and knows her clientele asked not to be set up with someone with my condition.
The suggestions this woman made about me dating other people with disabilities has surprisingly been made by a lot of my progressive friends.
Whenever I ask for dating tips, some have asked me if I tried dating women with disabilities.
I have seen talk shows where guests are vilified for saying they would never date men in wheelchairs.