Sometimes, searching for that perfect person you’d like to date can leave you feeling like… your situation is totally unique and that you may never find someone. Of course, for someone with a condition like Klippel-Feil Syndrome and many of our other community members, dating with a disability is truly a unique situation every time.
And when you’re a person with a disability, those feelings of worry can be greatly magnified. But whether you’re dating with down syndrome in your local area or you have autism and need extra ideas for autistic dating online, your friends at Special Bridge have tips for you! And today, these tips are just for those of you with Klippel-Feil Syndrome!
1. Showcase the uncommon in your relationships
For our friends with this condition… you already know that Klippel-Feil Syndrome is considered to be incredibly rare. What that means is that you’re probably especially in-tune with appreciating individuals for who they are. Strive to connect with friends and potential dates on a deep level by showcasing what makes them amazing on a personal level.
2. Focus on activities and hobbies that match your lifestyle
Because Klippel-Feil Syndrome can affect range of motion, among other factors, you’ll want to center your dating life around activities and hobbies that match your personal lifestyle. While it’s perfectly fine to venture outside your comfort zone, you’ll be more likely to meet someone and make a stronger connection if you focus on attending groups and organizations dedicated to those activities and hobbies. From painting and video games to movie nights and cooking meals together, there are numerous activities you can do together that will bring you even closer.
3. Find time to support one another
For anyone with a disability, life can come with it’s own set of challenges. Whether you have Klippel-Feil Syndrome and you’re dating someone who also has it or you have any disability, finding time to support each other is huge. That can mean attending doctor’s appointments together. Or it can mean talking about your biggest fears and worries together. With rare conditions, this support becomes even more critical, and at the same time, can be the bedrock of an incredibly strong relationship. So, be yourself and open up!
4. Share your list of Klippel-Feil Syndrome resources
Of course, if you’ve met someone who also has Klippel-Feil Syndrome, swapping resources for Klippel-Feil Syndrome can be an important aspect in your dating relationship. If you have a website you’d love to share with them… share it! Or it could be the name of a doctor you trust. It could also be simple tips and tricks that you use throughout your week.
5. Connect with 21st century technology
However, with the advent of the internet, it’s easier than ever to meet new people when you have a disability. If you haven’t signed up for Special Bridge yet, we have a growing, friendly community dedicated just to people with disabilities. You can also jump on Twitter for live chats, Facebook groups for conversation, and so many more choices. Like never before, we have the power to touch each others lives. And find true love.