Disabled dating wheelchair

08-Apr-2020 08:50

For example, it's harder to find wheelchair-accessible toilets at night.

And shopping centres, which have toilets, may be closed," she says.

Growing up, Paralympic swimmer Theresa Goh did not know of any disabled people who went on dates.

Neither did she see people with disabilities portrayed as being in relationships on television or in the movies.

"I was looking for someone who is not bothered by what others think.

Self-confidence is important too, otherwise it can be draining on the other half (to support you physically and emotionally)," says Mr Ting, adding that pity or charity has no place in any relationship, disabled or otherwise.

She says: "I've never wanted to hide (my disability).

That's always been clear from the start." As she is upfront about her disability, she believes it has not been her main challenge in finding a partner.

"Generally, society is still quite narrow-minded when it comes to people with disabilities - for example, parents thinking we're unable to support their daughters." He did finally find true love, though, when he met Ms Sharon Tan, a 44-year-old post-natal therapist, on dating website His wife, who is able-bodied, says she was drawn to his looks after seeing his profile photo, as well as his optimism and self-sufficiency.

Some people with disabilities feel that dating is not even an option for them.