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Online dating is hard enough. Try doing it with a disability

Online dating is hard enough. Try doing it with a disability | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
Timothy Sykes: Online dating profiles don't make it easy for users to communicate their disability in a sensitive and meaningful way

Via britishroses, Shawnee Rivers, Deanna Dahlsad
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A disability is not part of your personalitylike race or sexuality. 

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Emily Berger's curator insight, July 7, 2016 5:14 PM

After reading this article I feel as if people with disabilities should be treated like everyone else. It should be the person’s choice if they want to reveal that to whomever they are speaking to. I think there should be an option on the profile where you can check off disability but it should be optional. Everyone is different and everyone handles situations differently. Some may be very open about this and some may not. However, I do not feel that they should be grouped differently. People with disabilities should have the same opportunities as everyone else. If the other users choose not to go out with them that is up to them. People get denied all the time on these sites whether they have a disability or not. When creating a profile people are given the opportunity to present themselves however they want and I feel it should be the person’s choice on how they want to show their disability. Even though it may be harder for people with disabilities to find a partner, there are many other issues people have as well that can stop them from dating also. Overall, I feel that people with disabilities should be treated equally and they should be able to put what they want on their profile.

Linet' Fox's curator insight, July 9, 2016 1:49 PM

This article touched me. I have not taken into consideration the trials and tribulations of the disabled, when it comes to finding a match. How would someone communicate their disability in a sensitive and meaningful way?

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