God, first dates are so awkward! I just can’t bring myself to do it anymore. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ll just spend more time in public and chat up everyone. I’ve got no agenda, if someone’s willing to talk, I’ll have a conversation.

You made me consider my reaction to a woman with a cane. I realized I probably wouldn’t notice, at first. My wife needed a cane for about a year before the wheelchair. Disability is kinda par for the course once one reaches a certain age. It’s pretty much what’s inside that counts anyway although one can’t completely discount the physical elements of attraction.

So, in conclusion, I think you made a good choice. Nobody needs to know right off that you have a disability. Personally, assuming you weren’t offended, I’d see it as a conversation starter.

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