Person com online games and dating

19 Feb

Unfortunately, he wasn’t interested at all, messaging back only to say: “Sorry.

The wheelchair’s a deal-breaker for me.”His blunt reply stung, but the feeling was nothing new.

Because I was born with my disability — Larsen syndrome, a genetic joint and muscle disorder — I’d already gathered a pile of romantic rejections seemingly big enough to fill an Olympic swimming pool by the time I downloaded Tinder.

This particular rejection, however, unleashed a wave of panic within me.

Thinking that would make for an easy conversation starter, I messaged him.

My disability is part of my identity and I’m a loud, proud disability rights activist, but there is so much more that defines me (you know, like the stuff I’ve got in my profile).

I realize some people are hesitant to date a human who experiences the world sitting down.

The first time I forayed into online dating, I let my wheelchair show just a little in my photos.

The good guys, I hoped, would be so taken by my clever profile and witty banter that they’d be able to look beyond my disability, if they even noticed it at all.