Dating people in wheelchairs

It happened to a friend of mine and he/she are very happy together......a wedding date has been set.


“The figures look shocking but when I started to think about it, it makes sense,” says Renke.

Other than that, “We’re like everyone else,” she says.

“We do want to date and we’re probably more comfortable in our own skin that a lot of people.” The only thing she has to consciously think about sometimes is making sure that she doesn’t have to rely on the person she is dating: “I have worked very hard on becoming independent because I want a lover not a carer.

If you do embark on a relationship with someone in a wheelchair, you don’t necessarily have to help them domestically.” She also tells me that she tends to make nervous jokes when she starts to be really attracted to someone, such as: “I have never broken a bone during sex, or I do really want a family one day.” “These are things able-bodied people would normally say later in a relationship, but I feel I have to do it quite quickly,” she explains.

“I have always been quite a confident extrovert, but it’s taken me a long time to be comfortable in my disability." The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.

“Not to blow my own trumpet but I’m a good dresser, people think I’m attractive, I have blonde hair and blue eyes,” she says. I have had people be like, 'oh they’re just friends right'?


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  2. eric   •  

    Bette Davis once said that getting old is not for sissies.

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