Guys and girls; how would you react if the person you're dating told you that they have a physical disability (which had gone undetected by you until this point).
How would you feel? Would you stay in the relationship?
- StayVote A
- LeaveVote B
- OtherVote C
Most Helpful Guy
If I had been in the relationship and I didn't even notice it, then what difference would it make once I know? Granted I am bias because I'm half deaf so I do have a physical disability that would go undetected unless I told them. I don't know how many times I've told someone that and they didn't believe me and sometimes I even had to prove it with records because they honestly didn't believe that I was half deaf. The only downside I've seen from telling people is when they say, "what" directly after I told them. I've fallen for that a few times. One time I thought someone said that to mess with me and when I said, "you know what I said" they said, "no, seriously, I didn't hear what you said."
So, would I stay in the relationship? Of course. Especially if it had gone undetected for some time. I just can't comprehend dating someone and everything is fine and then the moment they find that I'm half deaf they leave me. The only difference is that they have knowledge of the disability. It doesn't change who I am as a person and I don't think it should change how they felt about me. If the disability has gone undetected then it clearly doesn't affect the relationship.1