Dating a quadriplegic girl
As questions came up about what the future together might look like, Brad found that communicating openly about all the fears and questions they both had was the only way to make it work."We talked about everything; there was no taboo," he said."People are afraid of what they don't know." Amy admitted she didn't know anything about paralysis when she met Brad.
One of her biggest pieces of advice is letting people know that it’s rude to start off with, “What happened to you?At our annual forum on dating and relationships-which fell on Valentine's Day this year-several people with SCI shared their personal experiences of coming to grips with their changed selves and making their way in the world of dating and mating after injury.When Brad * became paralyzed from the chest down after a motorcycle accident in 1991, he went in an instant from being "close to 6 foot 4 and 215 4 feet 5 inches( in a wheelchair)." After leaving the hospital, he worried about what people saw when they looked at him and what assumptions they might be making about him-did they see him, or did they see a disabled person?” even if it’s eating at you when first meeting a person in a wheelchair (especially under romantic pretenses).“Never lead with that,” Sonja says, and boy is she dead on right. Watch: Sonja D’s “How to Date Someone in a Wheelchair” Video #2: “Do not push us” and other important dating tips Our second video comes from Tiffany Post, an incredibly confident 30-something paraplegic from Staten Island, NY, and she has a video series called “Wheelchair Wednesdays” where she gives advice on fashion and dating.
Breaking the ice first is one of the best ways to get the opposite sex less nervous around your wheelchair. Watch: Chase shares what dating has been like since his injury No matter what you do, don’t let your nerves get the best of you, leaving you single longer than you should.