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When I called, I was barely able to get one word through before the woman cut me off.
“I don’t think I can help you here, but I have some disability dating websites you can try,” she said. It’s not that I am opposed to them but all the ones I have tried are a) outdated, b) connect you with someone in the middle of another country, c) are filled with college students trying to complete an “interview of a disabled person” term paper or d) filled with people who have fantasies about making love to someone with artificial limbs.
After more verbal ping-pong about whether people with disabilities could date “normies,” I claimed a temporary victory.
She agreed to let me upload my profile to her site.
Looking at the situation from my friends’ perspectives, I can understand why they give me this advice.
“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.If she likes it, maybe she’ll invite me to meet her for a free consultation.Her prices are steep (,700), but I figured I could open her eyes about disability and dating.To many that statement may sound exaggerated, but it could be based on some truth.Last month, I was talking to a friend who does attendant work in the area.She claimed her husband and a few friends believed she was developing feelings for her client.My friend wasn’t mad that people thought she was dating an employer, instead she was upset when people thought she had a “thing” for a man with a disability.“So you are saying you don’t believe non-disabled people can date people with disabilities?” I asked a woman who opened a new matchmaking service in town.Being advised to stick to your own kind is ironic coming from people who claim to be anti-racist.None of my friends would ever tell a person of color to try dating their own kind, but for some reason that message is fine when it comes to disability.