FROM THE WEB: Disabled dating on Tinder: ‘People ask if I can have sex’ – Guardian

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A new Guardian article looks at the subject of disabled dating, recounting the experiences of men and women with disabilities who use dating apps like Tinder.

As one women called Courtney tells Frances Ryan, online dating offers the chance to chat to men without them making a snap judgement, as they do offline.

Hall says: “I never get approached in bars when I’m out with friends, where a guy can see me in person. I feel as if they look at me and just see the wheelchair. Online, I can speak to them for a day or so before revealing anything.”

But despite this, women say they have still had “every awkward and patronising question” asked online, and as revealed by a recent Scope pool, only 5% out of 500 survey respondents said they had ever been on a date with a disabled person they had met through a dating site or app.

But despite that, as with many other people who previously found regular dating tough, despite the setbacks, online services can also really help in finding someone special.

Read the full article here.