This past week in #CPChatNow was festive as always. Members discussed a new book by a disabled author, online dating, and their oldest friendship. This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
Next, Chris asked whether people had success online dating and mentioned he was thinking about joining match.com. Members shared various levels of success, but I wanted to highlight people who have had success to show that finding love with a disability is possible.
Finally, #CPChatNow talked about something that’s very important, friends. Members discussed their longest friendship and why they felt it had lasted so long.
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What is the key to your friendship with your best friend?
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This past week in #CPChatNow was interesting as always. Members discussed various topics such as problematic Lyft rides, meeting a significant other’s parents, and patronizing words. In honor of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, here are the 3 stars of the week presented by #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman.
First, Hannah shared a problematic story with a Lyft driver. Unfortunately, she experienced discriminatory behavior from a Lyft driver refusing to give a ride due to fears Hannah’s wheelchair would scratch the car, but the second driver was great:
Next, Zach and I talked about meeting a significant other’s parents for the first time when you have CP. This morphed into a discussion about me being miffed at the phrase ”seeing past disability.”
Finally, this led to a discussion of what words or phrases miff people. Seth tweeted his thoughts:
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What words or phrases used to describe disability miff you? Please join us each Wednesday at #CPChatNow on Twitter at 8 Eastern.
This week’s #CPChatNow focus chat focused on “Having a Disability and Dating/Being a Part of the LGBTQ+ Community”! I am #CPChatNow interim co-host Devin Axtman, and I will be the conductor on this week’s recap of our Twitter chat.
#CPChatNow community member, Yasmin, led the chat from the UK! We thank Yasmin for her efforts and for openly sharing her experiences.
Yasmin sparked the chat’s dialogue by disclosing that she identifies as asexual and how she learned about the term.
Yasmin also disclosed that she identifies as Aromanitc.
Yasmin reported her identity was a gradual process that took awhile to sink in.
Yasmin really sparked the conversation with common misconceptions around those who identify as asexual.
#CPChatNow member Jen talked about how she feels misconceptions of the disability community and dating start.
Finally, #CPChatNow members Alena and Erin talked about their climbing and skiing skills!
Thank you for riding along with me during this recap. Now for our extend-the-conversation question:
What are some misconceptions surrounding the disability community and dating? Please share in the comments!