Cerebral palsy dating america free adult chat

Basically my findings indicated each stage (in profile, on the phone, not at all) maintained some pros and cons.

I did remove the fact about my cerebral palsy from my profile after advice an able-bodied friend of eight years gave me.

Personally I’m not opposed to dating somebody with a disability. Disabilities can trigger self-confidence issues with dating too, a subject I discuss in my teenage memoir Off Balanced (available on the Kindle & Nook).

However, I dislike the idea of limiting myself strictly to them. If you want to learn how I dealt with my self-confidence issues in high school, make sure to read my book.

Should I mention my mild CP in my profile, withhold the information until talking on the phone, or not discuss it at all?

Initially I thought an upfront approach served best so I included my CP into my dating profile.

Keep your head down and wait for the love onslaught to stop.

Having to disclose my disability just didn’t sit well with me. I don’t think cerebral palsy should require disclosing.

Instead I think a disability serves as an element that’s simply there.

After all, when I meet someone in person I don’t greet her “Hi, I have cerebral palsy and my name is Zachary.” Rather I say “Hi, my name is Zachary.” Certainly my cerebral palsy will eventually get brought up but as something just there, not a fact I must disclose.

Now I know certain online dating websites remove any disability related stigma by catering strictly to the disability community.

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