Last night I was watching some show on TLC. I think it was called Paralyzed and Pregnant. Don’t judge me, there was nothing else on and I think my hands were too full with Foxy to read. Anywho, the show was about a woman who…wait for it…was paralyzed and had a baby. So witty those reality producers are.
The show last night was actually filmed a few years after she had her baby. She has since become paralyzed and divorced. She was explaining that it’s a couple of years after her divorce and she is looking to get back in the dating world. Not to begrudge anyone a chance at true love, I was cool with that. Then she explained that she is doing online dating and she usually waits for a man to show interest and exchange emails before telling him that she is a quadriplegic.
*pause for dramatic effect*
Now, for those of you that have been following me for a few years you know I am quite experienced in the art of online dating. If I had met a man online and he waited until after we had exchanged a couple of emails to tell me that he was a quadriplegic I would have been pissed. That is something you need to have listed in your profile!
Do you think paralysis is something that should be advertised up front? Or is it okay to wait until interest has been shown or a rapport has been established?
What types of things need to be told upfront?