Dating service for down syndrome adults
A friend had called my office complaining he had been rejected as a client by a new matchmaking service in town.After I talked with him, I decided to try and sign up as a client, too.“So you are saying you don’t believe non-disabled people can date people with disabilities?” I asked a woman who opened a new matchmaking service in town.In the nicest way possible, I made it clear to the woman that I wanted some real help in the dating game from a person, not a search engine.“Well I am not sure I can help you,” she said. Maybe she’s implying that she might be forced to set me up with dates with a few different women before I find the right one. Her rationale that there might not be enough clients interested in dating guys like me may be true.
It was by sheer chance that I ended up having a debate about dating and disability with this woman.She claimed her husband and a few friends believed she was developing feelings for her client.My friend wasn’t mad that people thought she was dating an employer, instead she was upset when people thought she had a “thing” for a man with a disability.Nine times out of ten if a friend says they have someone I should meet, the person often has a disability.
Even though all my friends’ choices for me have been great, I can’t help but wonder why they are pushing me towards other people with disabilities.
“Well it’s just that…” She paused, trying to choose her words carefully.