Would you date an amputee?

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    Dec 26, 2014 1:12 PM GMT
    If you've seen my picture then you know why I'm asking. I became a bilateral above knee (AK) amputee in the summer of 2011. I had just started seeing a guy for the first time in my life. Well, it was more like we hung out and then fooled around.

    It's taken me almost three years to recover and I think I'm ready to date. I know that most gay guys are critical when it comes to looks (myself included.) I'm looking to date and not be someone's play thing so please only reply if you would consider dating an amputee. What are everyone's thoughts?
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    Dec 26, 2014 6:47 PM GMT
    I did volunteer work for an organization (CCI) that provides service dogs for people with disabilities. Many of the people in wheelchairs had husbands and wives who had married them after they became disabled.
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    Dec 27, 2014 12:59 AM GMT
    Hell yeah. If they're nice to be around, I don't see why not! icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 31, 2014 4:54 AM GMT
    You are handsome, fit, and articulate. In the dating field, I would say you're probably a prize. A guy who would make your physical difference an automatic deal breaker would be a bullet successfully dodged.
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    Dec 31, 2014 10:13 AM GMT
    starboard5 saidYou are handsome, fit, and articulate. In the dating field, I would say you're probably a prize. A guy who would make your physical difference an automatic deal breaker would be a bullet successfully dodged.


    This!
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    Dec 31, 2014 10:46 AM GMT
    tyrjammer saidIf you've seen my picture then you know why I'm asking. I became a bilateral above knee (AK) amputee in the summer of 2011. I had just started seeing a guy for the first time in my life. Well, it was more like we hung out and then fooled around.

    It's taken me almost three years to recover and I think I'm ready to date. I know that most gay guys are critical when it comes to looks (myself included.) I'm looking to date and not be someone's play thing so please only reply if you would consider dating an amputee. What are everyone's thoughts?

    It wouldn't give me a second thought, to date an amputee. By coincidence, just today I had drinks with a lesbian friend who lost her entire left arm. She doesn't wear a prosthesis, just has her clothes tailored for her remaining arm.

    Of course I'm not going to be dating her, I already have a guy - LOL! But she and her partner are starting a business here in 2015 that we're helping get publicity.

    Incidentally, my own late Father was also an amputee. Merely some fingers from his left hand, a boyhood farm accident. Yet a loss just the same, that as a child I accepted as being totally normal.

    But that heroic man, already exempted from military service by his amputation, successfully obtained a special waiver to serve in the US Army in WWII, which he did honorably. And his 3 brothers, my uncles, also served, one already past draft age so that he also required a volunteer waiver, and another who became so seriously wounded in the Pacific that he was disabled for the rest of his life.

    So there are some of us who aren't prejudiced in the least by amputees, or by the disabled (being disabled myself for 20 years now). Though I'll concede we may not be in the majority, at least we do exist.

    And BTW, I don't see in your photos where you're an amputee. I DO see the most delightful bow tie, which looks like it's a self-tie, rather than pre-made.

    If so, I absolutely ADORE men who know how to tie a bow, a lost art. If you're one of them, I'll give you the name of the Vermont company that custom makes my own bow ties to my collar size (I would never wear a universal-size bow with an adjustable buckle icon_razz.gif ), and at remarkably reasonable prices.
  • Iakona

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    Jan 02, 2015 4:15 PM GMT
    You are a very attractive guy, I am sure you are going to do just fine....and guys who have issues with it....NEXT.... cause there will be many who will want to take his place... just saying....
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    Jan 04, 2015 3:13 AM GMT
    you are who you are, if you have the personality and guys will see you for that...if they dont they are not worth it.

    My husband of 19 years was ready to give up due to his status, we went out and by the 3rd date he laid everything on the line, I was already totally into him and knew...willing to accept what ever life gave us.

    For you, there is a guy who will see your spirit and love you for who you are.
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    Jan 04, 2015 2:58 PM GMT
    NDmike said
    starboard5 saidYou are handsome, fit, and articulate. In the dating field, I would say you're probably a prize. A guy who would make your physical difference an automatic deal breaker would be a bullet successfully dodged.


    This!

    Yup! ^This

    At the end, only the character counts. Nothing else.
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    Jan 04, 2015 3:26 PM GMT
    there's a lot of people who are into amputee porn.

    just sayin'
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    Jan 04, 2015 10:01 PM GMT
    patito saidthere's a lot of people who are into amputee porn.

    just sayin'

    I would not date someone who was "into" amputees. I would always be wondering if they are dating me for me or for my stumps.