Your nose is too big, your bank account too small, and any decent person worth dating will run screaming the moment they get a peek of your daft family? ) Meet Tiffiny Carlson of Minneapolis, MN — wheelchair-bound power dater.
Or Rob Oliver of Pittsburgh, PA, also paralyzed — and happily married.
After a crippling accident, it can be very tempting for a disabled person to seek out a knight in shining armor — someone who will care for, help, and bend over backward for him or her.
But these relationships seldom work out, says Carlson, who dove into a shallow pond at the age of instantly shattering her spine.
Sexually, of course, it makes sense to be in tune with your body and your responses, physically as well as emotionally, and to know what works for you.
Although some disabled people are asexual, it is a misconception to label all as such.