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How Dateable is Your Dateability Profile?
Not all dating app profiles are created equally! Follow these tips to ensure you have the best chance at finding your match.
Disability Rights & The Continued Fight
Disability Rights & The Continued Fight In July 2023, the United States of America celebrated the 33rd Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law after decades of advocacy by disability rights activists and supporters. Under the ADA, schools and workplaces are now required to have ramps, elevators, designated parking spots and curb cuts, and to provide accommodations for …
Dating With a Stutter
Embarking on the path of dating is an adventure filled with a whirlwind of emotions—excitement, nervousness, and anticipation. For those of us who stutter, this journey can come with a few extra twists and turns. It's important to remember, however, that these additional layers do not diminish the beauty or worth of the journey—quite the contrary. They merely call for some additional navigation and a generous dose of empathy.
Pride Month: Including Disabled People in the Celebration
During Pride Month, we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community's achievements and progress towards equality. It's important to recognize and amplify the voices of LGBTQ+ individuals with disabilities, highlighting their unique experiences. By understanding their challenges and contributions, we can foster a more inclusive society.
From Shame to Change: My Dating Journey as a Disabled Woman
As a millennial, it is not uncommon for my generation to meet partners on dating apps, so when I graduated college and moved to Denver, I gave the apps a good shot. I set up my profile using my favorite photos of myself, crafted a cheeky bio, and began swiping! The matches rolled in and I felt excited…but the excitement didn’t last long.
Love Without Boundaries: Navigating the Challenges of Romance for People with Disabilities, Chronic Illness, and Neurodivergence
Love is a universal language that transcends boundaries, yet for many individuals with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and neurodivergence, the journey to find love and experience romance can be filled with unique challenges. In a society that often places limitations on who is deemed deserving of love, it is crucial to shed light on the barriers faced by these individuals and advocate for a more inclusive and empathetic approach to relationships.
All Things Dizziness
Dizziness and vertigo are among the most common, and most debilitating, complaints in doctors offices and Emergency Departments; about 20-30% of the population is affected by dizziness annually (1). Despite it being one of the most common complaints, it is not a symptom that many physicians and other providers know a lot about. So, if you are a person who lives with dizziness, let’s dive into what that could look like for you, and what …
Tips for Your Dateability Profile
Tips for Your Dateability Profile Online dating can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be! What should you include in your bio? Which pictures should you use? Here are some tips to make your dating app experience the most fun and successful: 1. Photos: When choosing photos, use ones that are the best representation of yourself! Don’t use photoshopped pictures—you are beautiful the way you are. Use high quality photos (and ditch the sunglasses!). …
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A Dash of Flare
At my last trip to the Emergency Room, the doctors just attributed the merciless pain I’d been feeling for a week in my neck and down my arm as just a manifestation of stress and anxiety. They ruled out a heart attack, but no x-rays. Just a dose of Dilaudid and an escort to the waiting area for my ride to pick me up. I felt like my mental health must have become so weakened …
The Case for More Disabled Romantic Leads in Hollywood
Think about the last time you saw a romantic lead with a disability in a movie or TV show. Now think of one that was portrayed authentically, in a non-offensive way, AND played by an actor or actress with a disability in real life. Hard right?
Breaking the Chains of Ableism: Embracing Empathy and Igniting Inclusivity
Ableism, the entrenched discrimination against individuals with disabilities, poses a formidable barrier to achieving an equitable and inclusive society. Rooted in ignorance and prejudice, ableism perpetuates harmful beliefs that marginalize and disempower individuals with disabilities. In this blog post, we delve into the complex web of ableism, emphasize the urgent need to dismantle its pervasive influence, and offer actionable steps to cultivate empathy and foster inclusivity…
Changing the Dating Experience for Disabled People
As a young girl, I dreamed about the day I would get married. I imagined finding my partner in college and beginning a happy life together, but when I graduated without a partner, I hit the dating apps. I knew the apps were becoming increasingly popular and real people were finding love on them, so I said, “Hey, why not? Let’s give it a shot.” I put my hobbies and basic information on my profile and …