Online dating gives us vetting opportunities for potential suitors, and not everyone may be interested in dating someone with a disability.To eliminate these mixed matches, be honest about your disability in your profile.

Powers said a lack of guidance means that individuals' freedoms will continue to depend on their immediate caretakers and family members, rather than on an objective assessment of what each person could experience in life."You talk to anyone here," she said. Most never will be, but we can't take away that chance simply because we don't want to deal with uncomfortable issues."For Rosemary Maness, there's nothing uncomfortable about her relationship with her husband.""I couldn't love nobody else but him," she said.

"Even if I would have to live alone, I would stay alone.

And, to be honest, a lot of them want sex, just like anybody else."When Rosemary Maness first said she wanted to marry, Powers advised her to wait a few months to think it over."But she just said, 'no,' and marched out mad as a snake," Powers said. A 68-year-old Columbia, Tenn., pastor faces rape charges stemming from allegations he had a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old woman with intellectual disabilities.

The allegations came to light after the young woman told her mother about the relationship.“ » Coy: “I just feel better being married to her.

Dating when you have a disability is often a little scary and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be so stressful.

Whether you’re adventuring off into the dating world first time or rolling back into it, this article can help ease your worry and empower you to find whatever type of healthy companionship you’re looking for.

In this post we preview a few popular dating websites for people with disabilities, and we chat with a dating and sex expert, Dr. Otherwise, keep reading to learn a few basic dating tips and read summaries of four disability-friendly dating websites.

Danielle Sheypuk, about dating, relationships and sexuality among disabled people. As any experienced wheelchair user knows, getting around town may not be the easiest thing to do unless you have a wheelchair van.

Cheek to cheek, they danced so slowly their feet barely lifted from the floor, the cover band playing "When You Say Nothing at All."The old country song is an apt description of Rosemary and Coy Maness's love story as they celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary.