I thought my experiences with Tinder dating in different cities would be different, but weirdly, I found it was totally the same in all three cities.
When I first set up my Tinder profile, I wasn't sure if I should make my disability super obvious in my photos.
Most of those questions, of course, revolve around sexual intimacy.
Sex in films is romantic, passionate and above all, flawless.
But in real life, no matter who you are, it’s never that ‘perfect’.
“If someone had just come to me and been like ‘you can still have sex,’ just blunt like that, that would have been great,” says Carrie, injured at age 20.
“I probably would’ve slept around a lot more in high school if I could have taken my pants off without help,” comments Tiffiny, 36.
With a disability, you might be concerned about people’s reactions.
The same strategies for meeting people still apply. You may choose a general dating website or one specifically geared toward people with disabilities. Tiffiny Carlson, a 28-year-old quadriplegic, recommends this.
Many, but not all, come from forums held by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System, associated with the University of Washington.
Meeting Partners It can be tough to meet new people under the best of circumstances.
She is the executive director of Spinal Pedia.com, a website which contains many videos on SCI topics, including women and sex.
The three women, all quads, shared their thoughts on Facing Disability.com, a website where people with disabilities answer questions about their lives in video testimonials.
Kristen, 30, is paralyzed from the waist down and gets around in a wheelchair.