I tried putting it in my profile and taking it out in an attempt to feel out what was the best thing to do and what felt right to me as a person.
And ultimately, for the most part, I ended up choosing not to use photos where my disability was obvious.
I originally thought I should, but then my friends told me I didn't have to do that if I didn't want to because my disability doesn't impact the type of activities I'm into, or who I am, or even my day to day.
But then I worried if I didn't include it in the profile, I would feel like I was lying.
I was in a car accident when I was 5, when my family and I were coming home from ice skating a couple of days after Christmas, and it resulted in a spinal cord injury, so I've been in a wheelchair for a long time now.
I've usually ended up dating guys who I met in real life and my being in a wheelchair was usually never a problem in my dating life until I started meeting guys on Tinder. A., then moved to Boston for work, and now I live in New York City.
The new year is well under way and with each new year comes a number of rituals.
That’s when he saw a detail that stopped him in his tracks: Marietta was in a wheelchair.
Her legs were small compared to the rest of her body. “I was used to suddenly becoming invisible to someone I was interested in.
But if you’re disabled, online dating comes with added issues – aside from those unwanted nude pictures being automatically uploaded to your cloud where your niece or nephew accidentally view them after picking up your unattended i Pad (not that this ever happens).
Should or shouldn’t make it clear on your profile, or tell your date, that you have a disability?