She lives in Normal, Ill., a town with few single men around her age, let alone familiar and comfortable with disability. with your disability just makes it harder.” So this fall Ms. Several dating Web sites for singles with health problems have started up in the last few years. Nevius joined Dating 4 Disabled, a site for people with an array of disabilities, including paralysis and multiple sclerosis. These sites are generally small and run by one person or a small group. Getting to know someone in an online community of people with H. Among the almost 12,000 members of Dating 4 Disabled, for example, many specify the types of disabilities they would be open to dealing with in a long-term relationship. She is independent and mobile, but would prefer to meet a man who could roll alongside her. “I think they were a little bit scared because they didn’t know how to treat me,” she said. allows relationships to form without the burden of the big reveal hovering overhead. The site was created by Ricky Durham, whose late brother suffered from Crohn’s disease — a condition that came with literal baggage. The anonymity of the Internet allows people to be forthcoming and honest about what they are truly looking for in a companion.Or Manhattanite Lauren Ruotolo, who has Mc Cune-Albright Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that makes her body so fragile that, as a baby, she broke a femur rolling over in bed. “It’s definitely harder for people who are disabled because of the insecurities they have about someone looking at them.” So what are the secrets these possibly unexpected dating successes have to share? Character comes in all sorts of containers: fat and thin, short and tall, female and male, young and old.Sometimes it comes in a “broken” container — one that goes about in a wheelchair or on crutches. “When people meet me, sometimes they say, ‘Oh my God, she’s disabled,’” says Ruotolo, who stands (with help from her constant companions, a pair of crutches) a little over four-foot-two in her Jimmy Choos — hence the title of her memoir, Unstoppable in Stilettos.Watch their video A Wedding, A Wheelchair and No Worries Palmer Harston Williams shares her love story and her creative ideas for planning a wheelchair accessible wedding. Marriage after 50 Years Two couples share the ups and downs of marriage after 50 years. Seeing Beyond the Disability Elizabeth Wampler stumbled into love with Steve, an adventurous sportsman with cerebral palsy (CP).
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