As an online single, you never know who you are communicating with or their true intentions towards you. If you are looking for short term dates and meeting new people, include a background that shows you having fun at your favorite restaurant or club. If you are searching for a date that could lead to a serious relationship, include a background that includes a cozy home environment, park, or activity like cooking. Take advantage of their generosity and get yourself out there.
Profiles with pictures are viewed more often than those without.
I originally thought I should, but then my friends told me I didn't have to do that if I didn't want to because my disability doesn't impact the type of activities I'm into, or who I am, or even my day to day.
But then I worried if I didn't include it in the profile, I would feel like I was lying.
So I felt the same way about my online dating profile.
The first Tinder date I went on, I didn't tell the guy that I was disabled before we got together.
When I first set up my Tinder profile, I wasn't sure if I should make my disability super obvious in my photos.I really think the way these guys treated me just has a lot to do with the stigma that's attached to being in a wheelchair because so many people look at you and they automatically assume certain things.I thought that by trying to let people get to know me before they got to knew I was in a wheelchair was a good plan, because then they'd see that I'm normal, and I travel by myself and live by myself, but other people won't let you be defined by anything other than being in a wheelchair. I was in a car accident when I was 5, when my family and I were coming home from ice skating a couple of days after Christmas, and it resulted in a spinal cord injury, so I've been in a wheelchair for a long time now.I've usually ended up dating guys who I met in real life and my being in a wheelchair was usually never a problem in my dating life until I started meeting guys on Tinder. A., then moved to Boston for work, and now I live in New York City.
I'd even vary how soon I would tell them, whether it was two days or a week into a great intellectual conversation or just a great sexy conversation, and every time had the same ending.