Dating a man with cerebral palsy
Over the year I enjoyed in-depth communication with three women, going on to have a date with one of them.
Reflecting back I don’t think I fully capitalized on my e-Harmony experience because I didn’t know how to handle my cerebral palsy.
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Basically my findings indicated each stage (in profile, on the phone, not at all) maintained some pros and cons.
I did remove the fact about my cerebral palsy from my profile after advice an able-bodied friend of eight years gave me.
Perhaps the stigma surrounding the words “cerebral palsy” prevented my matches from seeing how I’m a catch.
Relying on the wonders of Internet search engines I researched the subject when to disclose a disability while using an online dating service.
I figured “Hey, if my disability is going to put someone off, so be it.
That’s her loss.” When I hardly received responses to my communication requests I started second guessing my decision.
Should I mention my mild CP in my profile, withhold the information until talking on the phone, or not discuss it at all?
Initially I thought an upfront approach served best so I included my CP into my dating profile.
Today I wish to address an intriguing issue, online dating and cerebral palsy/disabilities.
Specifically I’ll discuss the dating website e-Harmony. Looking for something different I decided to take advantage of e-Harmony’s special post-Valentine’s Day pricing, signing up for a year subscription at the discounted rate.