Dating disabled head over wheels

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Today, dating for people with a disability has become a lot easier with the majority of people having access to the internet.

In high school, Dixon wore her prosthetic leg under jeans every day to fit in, but it wasn’t until she was 15, and began competing in Paralympic competitions—where everyone was contending with some type of challenge—that she felt comfortable getting her flirt on.

A search of the Internet shows there is a range of dating sites for disabled singles, ranging from general disabilities, to specific disabled dating websites catering for amputees, the deaf, wheelchair dating, and many other disability dating niches.

Seven years ago, Stephanie Dixon, the 17-time Paralympic medallist who was widely considered to be one of the best female swimmers in the world, appeared on billboards across the country.

In the ad, Dixon, then 26, exudes confidence and defiance in a black one-piece suit: her eyebrow is cocked, her arms are crossed, and her biceps look cut as she poses next to a slogan that reads, “She doesn’t want your sympathy.

But her opponents might.” Dixon stands tall and elegant against the stark white backdrop, her left leg muscular and shapely.

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