Do expectations of men make it harder for men with disabilities in the dating scene?
John Anderson, in response to Feel the Fear and Do Me Anyway:
I know a few people who’ve married disabled people (visually impaired). It’s mostly men marrying women. I suspect that the more apparent a disability is impacts a disabled person’s ability to find companionship. I’m not familiar with how same sex relationships go, but I suspect that society’s expectation of men being protectors and providers make it more difficult for disabled men in the dating scene. A neighbor of mine dumped a disabled boyfriend (visually impaired in one eye) because she wanted children and was afraid that their children would inherit the disability. Some of it might be the desire for children.
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