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In the end, I think my experience on Tinder was kind of amazing because it made me realize that I am who I am as a person, and not how I get around.
Chido Ndadzungira does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
Kristen, 30, is paralyzed from the waist down and gets around in a wheelchair.
She's single, and has lived in and dated on Tinder in three different cities — Los Angeles, Boston, and New York — and spoke with about what it's really like to Tinder date when you're paraplegic.
I tried putting it in my profile and taking it out in an attempt to feel out what was the best thing to do and what felt right to me as a person.
And ultimately, for the most part, I ended up choosing not to use photos where my disability was obvious.
I didn't go on another date for six months or so because I'd started telling Tinder guys a few days into the conversation that I was in a wheelchair and they would disappear immediately.
I originally thought I should, but then my friends told me I didn't have to do that if I didn't want to because my disability doesn't impact the type of activities I'm into, or who I am, or even my day to day.
But then I worried if I didn't include it in the profile, I would feel like I was lying.
When I first went on Tinder, I just thought, , but then I felt like I had to view myself as a disabled person instead. I got rid of Tinder after that because even though it wasn't all bad, it just wasn't making me feel good overall.
I finally just called my friends and said, "What the hell am I doing wrong? I don't think Tinder is bad in any sense and I don't regret being on it.