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 Fran_Gal
Joined: 2/20/2006
Msg: 6
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not likely here......
a limp is one thing but someone who is actually
physically disabled... I am far too active to have
much in common with someone in a wheel chair
for dating.
I have friends who are disabled but I am not
interested in a partner who is.
 spidey1087
Joined: 6/4/2004
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How many guys or gals would consider dating a physically disabled person?
Posted: 3/30/2006 2:42:59 PM
I'd do it in a heartbeat! Just because somebody's disabled doesn't make them any less of a person. Most handicapped people, in my experience, have more personality than non-handicapped people. So yeah, if somebody with a disability wanted to go out with me, I'd say bring it on! Let's see how much trouble we can get in to!
 borhan9
Joined: 6/3/2006
Msg: 10
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Posted: 7/20/2006 7:14:07 PM
Ok for me i would date a person with a disability depemding also on the disability. Also I have a disability so when i date i also have to take that all into account and how it effects me or her. But other than that I dont have a problem with it.
 scenicruzer
Joined: 10/20/2006
Msg: 22
How many guys or gals would consider dating a physically disabled person?
Posted: 11/23/2006 6:09:16 AM
I've been reading the many different threads on this base subject and have enjoyed reading the different views and opinions.
There are a few quotes I'd like to share that I think people need to remember when looking at any potential mate or even making new friends.

To paraphrase Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., "you cannot judge someone simply by the color of their skin or the condition of their body. You must judge the person by the content of their
character. "

"The key here is to realize that everyone is different, and a disability (or lack thereof) is simply a condition of the body, not the full measure of the man or the woman."

"that a person is only as disabled as you let them be and inside that person is someone whom isn't disabled and is worth getting to know."

"Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone." Martina Navratilova

My 2 cents...
 ladybama2005
Joined: 12/13/2005
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How many guys or gals would consider dating a physically disabled person?
Posted: 1/11/2007 11:03:43 AM
why is it so hard for people to just look at whats on the inside of a person and not whats on the out side. for me there would not ever be a proble with dating some one with a less than perfect body . .. because i was raised to believe beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. and you should never judge a book by its cover.
 keanna1234
Joined: 5/23/2005
Msg: 24
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Posted: 1/11/2007 11:15:40 AM
I have dated a guy who was def and it didnt matter to me, I was supportive of him and tryed to learn as much as i could about what he was going through. He was not born that way he got hurt as a teenager so he could speak and hear with hearing aids. He ment to the world to mer tho and his defness didnt change that.
 Smile0722
Joined: 3/28/2008
Msg: 30
How many guys or gals would consider dating a physically disabled person?
Posted: 7/10/2008 9:45:01 PM
Hey there -

I think that it is hard for anyone to consider dating someone with a disability. Of course, it always does depend on the disability. I have Cerebral Palsy myself and have dated men, who have a disability and men who do not. And I honestly have had to think twice at times about dating someone with a disability, just because of the level of disability they have. I like someone who can do various things with me. I love being out and about, not harping over the fact that I have a disability. So I always picture myself with a man without a disability. But who knows what will come.

I would always consider dating someone who is disabled because hell I am disabled. I use a walker and I don't have the greatest fine motor skills. I think what makes anyone cautious about dating someone with a physical disability is the fear. We don't know about this person. Can they have sex? Can we do this? Or that?? The questions multiply in your head, so much so that it is really hard to consider this person for anything more than a friendship.


But I don't think people have anything to fear when considering dating someone who is physically disabled. There are things to think about sure, but I'd say give us a shot. :) We are all looking for the same thing. Physically disabled or not.
 Vannili
Joined: 7/8/2008
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Posted: 9/5/2008 11:55:01 AM
It depends on what kind of disability,if it is mental disability I will not date him , I am in doubt that he can not contribute on the relationship .
 guyot
Joined: 5/6/2008
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Posted: 9/6/2008 2:55:04 PM
I have had several relationships with women with significant disabilities. They were all been good relationships, and disabilities have never been a negative factor in a relationship. Indeed, I would say that it has normative for me to be with someone who is physically different or disabled.

-Gray
 Vannili
Joined: 7/8/2008
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Posted: 10/27/2008 9:04:35 PM
I would befriend a physically disabled person but I won't date him.
 guyot
Joined: 5/6/2008
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Posted: 10/27/2008 9:37:56 PM
As I said to a similar question: Sure I would. My relationships with women who had significant disabilities were warm, wonderful, and fulfilling. I am much more worried about defective character than with a body that looks or works differently.

Vive la différence!
 pcm73
Joined: 7/21/2008
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Posted: 10/31/2008 1:50:43 PM
I am disabled, more so, am Deaf. But everything else works fine with me, I can talk, I can drive, I can walk, I can converse, I can play sports, I can kick your butt if I wanted to, (Nawww), I can kiss, I can do whatever, but you would be surprised on how many girls back off when they find out I simply cannot hear, my ears just don't work...I wear a hearing aid, I grew up in the hearing world and act like a normal person, what difference does it make if you date a person who needs to wear glasses? Same idea. But it is sad at the same time...for example..if this girl went off to France, and she doesn't know French, but meets this nice French guy, and she wants to get to know him some more, but the language barrier is in the middle..she does not let this deter her, yet she asks the guy how to say stuff in French and they eventually learn each other's language and eventually "fall in love" or have fun with one another....can't the same logic be used when I meet a hearing girl (Again, I can talk, and I know sign) but if you are too afraid to open your mouth and talk, then you can always ask me to teach you some signs to break the ice and then it goes from there..same idea, same principle, but Ive heard excuses that "oh its different..its just....." Just what?? I dont bite and I am a very easy going nice guy who's interested in meeting people and I enjoy having a good time!!
 guyot
Joined: 5/6/2008
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Posted: 11/6/2008 6:07:37 AM
Yes, Safren made an excellent point. I never felt at all that I was in an unequal relationship with my disabled partners. We may have differentiated our roles a little based on what I could do physically, but my partners contributed equally.

-Gray
 Vannili
Joined: 7/8/2008
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Posted: 11/16/2008 9:09:26 AM
If the guy have a great personality and good heart, I would date him and even marry him.
 moonchild734
Joined: 11/17/2005
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Posted: 11/19/2008 8:26:26 AM
I find this hillarious because it kinda has would you sleep with a black man or woman undertones? Its the same line of thinking. Being mildy disabled myself at least i can laugh at the naive ignorance of it all.
 guyot
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Posted: 5/7/2009 8:15:13 AM
On the contrary. I would love to be with a woman with a disability or physical differences.
 VF102
Joined: 7/14/2009
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Posted: 9/4/2009 9:08:55 AM
I did once. Some of the best damn booty I ever had!

Jason the Fed
 NappyKAT
Joined: 7/2/2008
Msg: 57
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Posted: 10/5/2009 8:19:49 PM
No. Generally not interested.

But it depends on the disability. Ain't too keen on people in wheelchairs (specifically para and quadriplegics), cerebral palsy spastics, and definitely not down's syndrome.

Is there some other disability other than those? Can't think of any right now but I may be open to them. It really depends.

Yes, yes, yes. I know. Tell me you are not too keen on blacks, fats, illegitimate basterds, or whatever else you might find to reject me because you feel offended and want to offend me too. But that's not happening because you're not gonna get at me like that. A question was ask, and I'm answering it - however PC this may be to you.

Has anyone else in this thread said they wouldn't date disabled people? I wonder what the response to that was as I haven't read this thread and only tend to read where I pick this thread up.

Besides, like I said in a like thread - you only think you would accept anyone now because you're disabled. If you weren't - you most likely would have more restrictions, more stringent standards, and would be rejecting more people based on physical attractiveness and (dis)ability. It's the like the pretty girl who rejected everyone she thought was below her and then once her face got smashed she had the audacity to ask 'WHY WON'T PEOPLE ACCEPT ME FOR WHO I AM'?? Oh please. I smirk when people when say that shit. She/he didn't say that crap when they were pretty and able bodied.

So everyone gets to have a preference. And everyone gets to get rejected. Sorry but that's how it is.
 NappyKAT
Joined: 7/2/2008
Msg: 59
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Posted: 10/5/2009 9:08:06 PM

i have a mental disability and cant even get a date cause of it
Why would you want to discuss this with a date? Just to let her know this is what you have? Or to get her opinions on it?

What is a mental disability? Schitzo? Psychotic? Delusional?

I'm not trying to trying to be snappy or mean, I'm genuinely asking because I have my own ideas for some of these mental, emotional, and psychological dis-eases and my ideas often go against the common grain.

And what is the difference between a mental, emotional, and psychotic disorder? And why are you considered disabled because of it? This is directed towards anybody that wants to answer.

My aunt is considered delusional psychotic and it on disability and drugs for it. And yes, I agree with the diagnosis but it's also fulla shit.
 NappyKAT
Joined: 7/2/2008
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Posted: 10/5/2009 9:58:56 PM

i have epilepsy (aka seizures)


Oh. OK.

Well that's acceptable. I just wouldn't drive with you anywhere and hopefully you don't drive.

And that's a disability you can't usually see so that might be one of the more accepted disabilities in general when it comes to dating and marrying.
 rosemay13
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 foreverstacey
Joined: 11/28/2009
Msg: 64
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Posted: 10/21/2010 6:06:07 PM
I would have no problems being friends with a disabled person.. dating is a different story though.
 mrcs84
Joined: 12/9/2008
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Posted: 10/22/2010 1:14:34 PM
This is one of those things that I am shallow about. The dating world is enough of a crap shoot already without having to deal with someone being disabled. And yes, I am also one of those kind of people that would probably leave someone who -became- disabled during the course of a relationship. I'm just going to chalk that up to the whole "preferences" idea that people like to hide behind.
 Mikey7619
Joined: 5/14/2008
Msg: 66
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Posted: 10/22/2010 1:55:14 PM
With this post you are going to have a real tough time finding a date now. Most people would not want to date such a shallow person.
 TedJMill
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Posted: 10/22/2010 7:22:06 PM
I'd consider it. I'm not much into physical activities; I don't need someone who can go hiking or dancing or whatever. And I've had a taste of being disabled myself; I broke my ankle, and spent some time in a wheelchair.
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