When I first went on Tinder, I just thought, , but then I felt like I had to view myself as a disabled person instead. I got rid of Tinder after that because even though it wasn't all bad, it just wasn't making me feel good overall.I finally just called my friends and said, "What the hell am I doing wrong? I don't think Tinder is bad in any sense and I don't regret being on it.After that date, I was very upset by how ignorant he was but also upset with myself, because I felt like I should have been more forthcoming and told him earlier in the conversation that I was in a wheelchair.I didn't go on another date for six months or so because I'd started telling Tinder guys a few days into the conversation that I was in a wheelchair and they would disappear immediately.
But then I worried if I didn't include it in the profile, I would feel like I was lying.In the end, I think my experience on Tinder was kind of amazing because it made me realize that I am who I am as a person, and not how I get around. Everyone wonders just how much information to include in an online dating profile, and people with disabilities are no different.I was in a car accident when I was 5, when my family and I were coming home from ice skating a couple of days after Christmas, and it resulted in a spinal cord injury, so I've been in a wheelchair for a long time now.