Dating a guy with one leg
Fw-300 #ya-qn-sort h2 /* Breadcrumb */ #ya-question-breadcrumb #ya-question-breadcrumb i #ya-question-breadcrumb a #bc .ya-q-full-text, .ya-q-text #ya-question-detail h1 html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-text html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] #ya-question-detail h1, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] #ya-question-detail h1 /* Trending Now */ /* Center Rail */ #ya-center-rail .profile-banner-default .ya-ba-title #Stencil . Bgc-lgr .tupwrap .comment-text /* Right Rail */ #Stencil . Fw-300 .qstn-title #ya-trending-questions-show-more, #ya-related-questions-show-more #ya-trending-questions-more, #ya-related-questions-more /* DMROS */ .Usually, though, Stephanie waits for “the right time to approach the subject.”The stereotype is that models are shallow, but that’s not what Stephanie has found.In fact, her experience shows that with a positive attitude and a little self-esteem, there is no reason that amputees can’t date the hottest person in the room.His reaction to her leg, she says, was “very natural.He wasn’t shocked or turned off.”Unfortunately, not everyone is as open and accepting as the Calvin Klein model.Unfortunately, the thought of disclosing a limb difference to a new admirer can be intimidating, even for the most self-assured amputee.Stephanie Bastos, 29, has learned all about that since losing her right leg below the knee as the result of a tragic automobile accident when she was 18.“My attitude was like, this is crazy, but life goes on,” remembers Stephanie, a first-generation Brazilian-American and professional dancer who began her training and performance career with the Miami Ballet in Florida.
Her own negative feeling about her residual limb has been one of the barriers. I would love to be with a man who can say, ‘Can I massage your leg?
Eventually, Stephanie jumped back into the dating game.
Still unable to forget the hurt and rejection of the past, she struggled to trust a new friend-turned-boyfriend. “He was the first guy I dated after the bad experience.”Things seemed good, though, and the relationship heated up a notch.
In August 2005, Stephanie performed at the Amputee Coalition Annual Educational Conference & Exposition in Dallas, Texas.
She danced to the song Ready for Love, by India Arie, and finished to thunderous applause and a standing ovation.
If Stephanie is on a date and the well-intentioned prospect pops the generic question, “So, tell me about you,” she isn’t quick to say, “Well, I’m Stephanie, I’m Latin, and I lost my leg when I was 18.” That’s not her style.“My leg isn’t a topic of conversation right off the bat unless he notices,” she says.