Perhaps your date wants a tall women with blonde hair. Many disabled people just give up, even though many singles are for dating with disabled.
This is because of the way others view people with disabilities and seek to define and regulate their sexuality.
Meeting single people who share your values and interests can be like finding a needle in a haystack.
And it's especially difficult when you're living a full life as it is.
Around 10% of the people in the world are currently living with a disability.
People with disabilities still work, do sports, travel, and raise families.
Sexuality and relationships consultant Claire Ryan offers workshops throughout New Zealand on sexuality for those with disabilities and their support people.