As a result, I’ve gained more self-esteem and more confidence, and now I could say that I experience the dating world similar to those who are not disabled.
And then there are those who won’t shy away – they may approach you and address your disability straight on, ask questions, or compliment you regarding your resilience. I’ve been asked several times if I would date another amputee.I didn’t grow up with any amputees and I barely know any personally, so I feel like it would be a very different experience. Some amputees may want to date someone just like them, because they’ll feel that that person truly understands their situation.Being an amputee, I feel that relationships and marriage shouldn’t only consist of love and care; they should also consist of perseverance, empathy, and understanding.I start out by telling them that I’m an amputee – sometimes people assume that I hurt my legs, that I’m wearing leg braces, that I have issues with walking in general, etc. I think it’s important for amputees to realize that people are genuinely curious, and that some people care to know how your amputation has played a role in your daily life.I feel that if people can see my disability, they should know the story behind it.