With my visible deformities, I’m seriously handicapped right from the start. There are people I rejected, and who rejected me, because after one date or several, it was obvious those were missing, and that’s just the way it goes.
It was an experiment to see how he would do if he created a persona that presented him as just a normal guy. It happened because I wanted to hide from the digital dating pool an inescapable reality of my life: my physical disabilities.
I don’t know much about the congenital birth defects that left me, among other things, regrettably short and reliant on crutches to walk.
You do not want to advertise a person with a great life who isn't ever going to be a burden or a weepy "you never pay attention to me" girlfriend and then give it all up for a relationship. It is hard in the early going to figure out if someone is going to be a good and solid partner because usually you're not going to go to your new boyfriend with a crisis and if you do, new boyfriend will usually respond the way new boyfriends do.
How exactly do you go from dating someone casually to having a serious relationship with them? What qualities made you want to get serious with your date? Being self-aware of how others perceive you is a huge advantage in dating and relationships.
She was also most supportive of him whenever he was battling against Wilhelmina, his father Bradford, his trans sister Alexis, or untrue accusations.