Being disabled and dating

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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.

This lead me to create an account on Plenty Of Fish, where I decided that was what I would do – be honest.

I still didn’t show my illness in my photos – instead I showed my smile, which represents me far more than my disability.

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about how to navigate my wheelchair, and how to have a normal life and normal relationships.

What’s more interesting, though, is how others view and handle people with disabilities.

Or was it better to be completely open and honest about things?

I started going to their events, but not with my husband.

When I married him, I was so young—24—that I didn't have a sense of who I was sexually.

In this blog Lizzy shares her experience of online dating.

I used Tinder for a year or so, and didn’t mention in the description, nor showed in the photos, that I had a disability. Some people responded with ‘oh my friend’s sister has that’, some asked ‘but can you still have sex though?

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