Would you ever date someone with a disability?

  • bna2

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    May 30, 2014 9:54 PM GMT
    I Have a very good friend that is Autistic,
    would you Ever give him a chance if you were dating or in a relationship? (even if he was in good shape?)
    He is a very honest and sincere person,

    he gets rejected alot and I Really dont think that its fair.
  • bna2

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    May 30, 2014 11:42 PM GMT
    My friend Chris is high functioning, is why i am wondering.
    think if you knew him like i do, you'd like him
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    May 30, 2014 11:45 PM GMT
    Shit, one of the guys I love best is a bit of a high-level functioning paranoid schiz with grandiose overtones...so?
  • bna2

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    May 30, 2014 11:46 PM GMT
    What is this supposed to mean?
    silver_bullet saidAutistic?

    You would have to be a tiger for punishment.
  • bna2

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    May 31, 2014 12:23 AM GMT
    He is high functioning, he is independent to the point of paying his own bills, just has issues understanding others and communicating,(others understanding what he means) you wouldn't be able to tell if he didnt tell you, because he seems pretty normal (meant would you call it off if you found out)
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    May 31, 2014 12:37 AM GMT
    bna2 saidHe is high functioning, he is independent to the point of paying his own bills, just has issues understanding others and communicating,(others understanding what he means) you wouldn't be able to tell if he didnt tell you, because he seems pretty normal (meant would you call it off if you found out)

    Kind of hypothetical for me, since I am in a relationship. But I'm sure someone would. He should keep himself out there.
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    May 31, 2014 12:59 AM GMT
    We all have issues and the ones who claim they don't tend to be the most fucked up. For me, it would boil down to the degree. I can tolerate physical challenges easier than mental/emotional ones.
  • bna2

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    May 31, 2014 1:01 AM GMT
    he Doesn't act like that, Silver bullet.
    What i meant by very independent (how could you say that he would be a problem?) without getting to know him first?? (
    He will be living on his own very soon, hes in a group home at the time being,) (for mild support,) like i said if he didn't tell you about his disability, you'd think he was normal, fits in alright, he is just having trouble dating,

    cite]silver_bullet said[/cite]Its the same problem with people who have a mental illness.

    Who wants to come home at the end of a long work day to find your partner never got out of bed or cleaned the house [ depression ] , or be greeted with screams of "I know there is a another man!!!" or "You don't really love me!!!" [ some kind of borderline personality disorder ]

    A relationship where you are basically an emotional crutch is not one I would knowingly get into.[/quote]
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    May 31, 2014 1:09 AM GMT
    I'm extremely high functioning (graduated uni and work full time) and I just don't tell people bar my friends. I've never been in a relationship but I've had 'something' with guys and they wouldn't be able to completely tell if I didn't say anything (which I don't always).

    Your friend should just not say anything until the guy he dates has got to know him.
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    May 31, 2014 3:22 AM GMT
    Going out With an Autistic Person: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3054158
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    May 31, 2014 3:33 AM GMT
    "Bestselling author Daniel Tammet (Thinking in Numbers) is virtually unique among people who have severe autistic disorders in that he is capable of living a fully independent life and able to explain what is happening inside his head."

    from Amazon

    Daniel Tammet is gay and has a long term relationship.

    Read his book Born on a Blue Day or any articles about his life.
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    May 31, 2014 3:48 AM GMT
    No, honestly.

    If they became disabled while dating, perhaps, but to just start up something with a disabled person? yeah, no.

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    May 31, 2014 4:31 AM GMT
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    May 31, 2014 5:25 AM GMT
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    May 31, 2014 5:26 AM GMT
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