I can relate to your story fairly well, as being an athlete before. Just be aware that there may be things that are done in a different way, and that's totally cool. As one of my 'mentally retarded' friends said, 'I'm slow, not stupid, ya know'. As I got to know Dan, and found out more about his condition, I acknowledged that so many of us take a huge amount for granted. My old cat had just died the first day I met her, and the next time I saw her, she looked at me for a little while, thought hard, and said, 'You're the lady who loves animals'. For one thing, the person who's disabled is less likely to take the gal for granted. They should both be prepared for possible problems, and do alot of praying, but if it's meant to be then it's just meant to be.
Siblings Mary Sykes gives a first-hand account on caring for her sister who has Down syndrome. She had a great memory for things that had happened in her family and was actually rather sought after for parties and get-togethers. When they are unable to do something for themselves, they hire someone to do it for them, just like everyone in Manhattan. Talk to your date and find out what life is like for the person. When my wife married me, many people asked her why did she marry me. I think it's best to let the person tell you when they feel is the right time, and in the way they want to. Guess I am never going to date again, that really sucks.
Depending on the severity of the injury, most people with some kind of impairment can feel some degree of pleasure. I was asked what I did to him. It has really made me such a better person then I was before. The youngest one was born with twisted feet, that have been operated on 4 times, so he could walk. There are a lot of theories, but nothing is proven. If she's your coworker, I'm guessing she's not retarded and her friend told you that to either be cruel, or deter you from asking her out for whatever crazy reason.
People are kidding themselves if they think every single mentally disabled person is 'childlike' and 'naive' and 'stupid'. I would just ask him. I have met actors, models, politicians, mothers, fathers, doctors, athletes, world travelers, husbands and wives, all with physical disabilities, most in wheelchairs. Disability, I believe, comes with seclusion and there is hard to find somebody. First and most important is that its a health issue. Is the person you will be romantically involved one you want to get naked with? I've known a few people with mental handicaps, and to be honest, I can't really see having a couple-relationship with someone with those kinds of handicaps.
You wanna go to that hip new karaoke bar, but it isn't noticeably accessible. How would we go places together? It goes without saying that the majority of people are simply unaware to some of the things that we crips have to contend with. About Ask for advice, share your favorite tips, and encourage others about anything dating. Just wanted to share that with everyone. I have lived a basically stress free live since all this happened, and while I am improving, it is slow progress, and involves 19 pills a day.
Disabled dating site is a perfect community for handicapped singles who want to find friends and romance, chat, exchange photos and date. If that is the case, anyone really owes it to the guardian to respect the care and caution the guardian has for looking out for the person. I don't believe it was intended to be a discrimination comment, as later they even said that they would date someone disabled. This helps focus your attention on getting to know your date, instead of struggling against potential environmental barriers. There are all sorts of disabilites that can affect the brain. That relationship ended not because of his disability, but because he was a liar and a cheater and oh yeah, gay.
Sometimes it is not easy to find a perfect match even for completely healthy people. Completely invisable to the eye, it's all internal, and on a decent-good day. It depends all on the human heart and their capability of loving. So, yes, my partner was self-sufficient. I'm not sure if it was our personalities, his problems or our problems or what.
This perk is great for both the person who has a disability, and their date! At the same time, we need the general public to come around too. Talking about lack of access can get boring very quickly. I have Epilepsy and got classed Unemployable, therefore no big pay-checks rolling in. The chat system that we have supports text-based communication, voice and even video. If you mean sperglord in the 'haha, I'm socially inept' sense, then, no, it makes no difference whatsoever. It was a bit daunting for me to find the vocabulary needed to even talk about the disability. She opened the door to find a paraplegic smiling at her.