Cerebral palsy and dating

Keep your head down and wait for the love onslaught to stop.

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.

Should I mention my mild CP in my profile, withhold the information until talking on the phone, or not discuss it at all?

I would be lying to you if I said dating is easy when you have a disability. By knowing your genuine self and personality, you are more out to find someone who is right for you. You can’t expect a partner to make you happy and maintain your happiness.

It’s not and can be awkward, disappointing and plain old frustrating. I will offer my own advice based on my own personal experiences and observations. Be happy on your own, and then you definitely know you’re ready to make the next steps.

Initially I thought an upfront approach served best so I included my CP into my dating profile.

I figured “Hey, if my disability is going to put someone off, so be it.

Dating is difficult for everyone at one time or another.

Disability or not, finding a date, asking for a date, and actually going out on a date is stressful.

But I can’t tell you that my experiences will be exactly like yours, or you will feel how I felt. Cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities are noticeable, no matter what you do.

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