Online dating disabled people
The premise of the show is that two disabled people are set up on a blind date.
But all this does is play into the stereotype that disabled people can only date other disabled people.
Using online dating sites can be a great way to meet someone.
But if you have a disability, there’s a dilemma that comes with it – should you tell them about your disability upfront?
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).
That’s like matching two people because they both have brown hair or the same colour eyes.
It’s downgrading and perpetuates the idea that a disabled person’s only hope of happiness is meeting someone else disabled.
Putting it out there With online dating it is easy to hide something.
You can manipulate photos, tell fantastic stories to impress people and just outright lie.
But with Facebook and other social media sites, that doesn’t stop someone from searching online to make sure you’re not a raving lunatic who runs down the street naked in their mother’s pink, flowerily dressing gown.