‘My sense of humour in my Tinder bio is so funny, the jokes people send back have me in fits of laughter.‘People tend to love how open I am and it’s definitely helped secure a few dates.’ She continues: ‘It was so traumatic losing my legs but I’ve coped by joking about being legless every day, so it was only right to do so on my dating profile to connect with people in my own way.’ For Mandy, Tinder has been a great confidence boost – as she’d previously spent the past three years avoiding dating due to feeling too nervous and self-conscious.Wheel: Life, an online community for wheelchair users worldwide, has published 10 Fundraiser Ideas to Help People with Disabilities as a new e-book on Wheel: Life publications center on sharing resources and support for people who use wheelchairs.Proceeds from the book go toward funding additional Wheel: Life programs for the wheelchair community that they serve.Purchase your copy at: Note: If you have a disability and are facing a financial challenge, you can request a free copy of this book at: Wheel: Life publications are funded by the generous support of their corporate sponsors, who include At Home Medical, Medtrade, SPORTS ‘N SPOKES, Hollister Incorporated, Cure Medical and Invacare.Within 10 Fundraiser Ideas to Help People with Disabilities, readers will discover brainstorming ideas for different types of fundraiser events to benefit an individual with a disability who needs financial assistance for medical equipment, physical rehabilitation, adaptive sports equipment or daily medical needs.Author Lisa Wells shares real-life examples and success stories throughout the book based on her lengthy healthcare marketing career that includes more than 20 years of ongoing interactions with disability advocates, non-profit supporters and peer support group members.
But instead of letting it hold her back, she’s used her experience to showcase some dark humour on her Tinder profile.
Being in a rush, I decided to go in my wheelchair, without the leg braces I usually wear.
I am a paraplegic, paralyzed from just above my waist down to my feet.
‘My favourite part of my profile is my title of “stand up comedian” – even though most people genuinely ask me where they can come and see me perform and don’t realise it’s a joke.’ Despite using the app for the past two months, Mandy is yet to have found her Mr. She’s dated guys from Tinder, but it’s never ‘blossomed into anything romantic as of yet’.
However, she says the people she has met have ‘been great’, and she’s made a lot of new friends throughout the process. Mandy said: ‘But thanks to my sense of humour on the subject, and some of the lovely comments I have received, I haven’t lost all faith yet!