She told me he's a nice guy but his disability really bothers her and when he asked her on a date she kind of dodged answering him and wanted to think about it.
He can't reach things that are above his chest and depending on the food needs help having it cut up and lots of other misc things. Pesonally I see no reason for a pity date as JJS is suggesting just to make someone feel good. If I am not interested, that's it, I'm not interested.
Only 16 per cent have ever invited a disabled person to their house, and 67 per cent feel awkward around disabled people meaning they panic, or even avoid contact altogether.
“The figures look shocking but when I started to think about it, it makes sense,” says Renke.
“For me I was about 13 or 14 when I got invited for a sleepover, which was the first time someone had invited me to their house.” According to disability charity Scope, which launched the study as part of its #End The Awkward campaign, only five per cent of people have ever been on a date with, or asked out, a disabled person.
Even though there are at least 9.4 million disabled people in England, accounting for 18 per cent of the population.
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