Many people view life differently. What you perceive as normal could very well be abnormal for someone else. Knowing that people are different helps people when it comes to dating. It is even more important if you are in a wheelchair or dating a person who is in one. Dating for a person with a disability is challenging. If you are in a wheelchair, you will find it tough to date a person who is not in one. It could even be a challenge to meet or date a person who is in a wheelchair. However, this is not to say that dating is impossible if you are in a wheelchair. If anything, take heart as everyone has their own disabilities to deal with and they get their own share of challenges meeting their soul mates.
To be in a wheelchair could mean a million and one things for you. However, it is your perception and understanding about life that really matters. You could be challenged when it comes to mobility, but who said you can’t meet someone who loves you as you are? It is critical that you cultivate a positive attitude towards yourself, other people and life in general. This way, you will find a reason to smile, laugh, love and even find adventure.
The attitude that a person has towards life makes it easier or harder for you to relate with. More importantly, if the person you are dating is in a wheelchair is positive about life and happens to share a number of life interest with you, it becomes easy for you both. Dating really is more a matter of mindset than physique and appearance. However, don’t let yourself be lied that the presence of a wheelchair will not pose a challenge or two in your lives.
Merging the needs of a person who is in a wheelchair with those of a person who is not can be complicated. This is especially so because the one person who is non-disabled will more often than not find themselves helping their partner. There are different types of wheelchairs in the market. There are those that are motorized and there are those that are not. While a motorized wheelchair will make things a lot easier, the able bodied person should always be prepared to be at hand to help.
Of course there are many challenges that a couple facing disabilities have to deal with. While wheelchair dating maybe fun, easy and adventurous, a person dating another in a wheelchair should consider the possibility of having to settle down with them. This of course is the biggest challenge that concerns people. However, the solution to such a problem lies in the simple dating truth of being honest with oneself and with each other.
A person in a wheelchair can be as fun to be with as a person who is not in one. Happiness in life is not constrained to the physical capabilities of a person but rather their attitude towards life. By establishing this in your thoughts, you will be open to date anyone in a wheelchair.