"I thought there was no point continuing to chat to people on those sites if they were going to run a mile - and to be honest, about 60 per cent of them did."It doesn't surprise me, but it worries me for other single parents out there who want to meet someone.Hannah Brown, mother of an autistic teenage son Danny and author of “If I Could Tell You,” a book about raising autistic children, admits that “few men are thrilled by the idea of dating someone with a child who has disability, particularly one that can be as demanding as autism. Alex Cusper, Meetville service analyst, comments on the results: “Dating someone with a disabled child won’t make a relationship any easier.These men are people who may or may not become a part of my life. Yet meeting a person who has a special needs child is a real responsibility.
Nobody could meet David and find him frightening in any way. After all, he's David first and foremost, and he just happens to have autism. Then again, is that fair to the guys I might eventually date? Plus, if he's gotten to know me well enough to be introduced to my kids, he'll probably know about my blogs or at least have friended me on Facebook by then.The bonus to being a single parent of a special-needs child is that despite the challenges, it is incredibly rewarding.Kind of like you managed to launch the Normandy Invasion all on your own.Participants were asked: “Would you date a person with disabled children?” The majority (63%) claim they are ready to take on the responsibility of caring for the child. They had enough trouble dealing with their own divorces.” The geography of participants was as follows: from the USA – 88%, from Canada – 2%, from Britain – 4%, from Australia – 2% and from other countries – 4%.