Never dated a Dev, or even met one in real life. But I love sitting up in bed watching late night TV with a cute girl as we eat fried shrimp and waffle fries. She would put just the right amount of ketchup or cocktail sauce on each morsel and deliver it to my mouth with her pretty little fingers. Sharing a bowl of ice cream with a single spoon was really fun,too.
I feed myself when I'm up in my chair, using adaptive utensils. But in bed it's a little more difficult. Nice to have someone to lend a hand and have some fun.
I'm always interested in meeting someone new. Could be just a friendship, or something more.
This is a fun question...and one that piqued my interest after being away for a while. So many great answers.
One of the ways I helped my husband feel more included was to make sure his wheelchair didn't role while he was using his hands to do other things. He hated using his brakes, but when we were out and about, he would stop to do something and almost always ended up rolling away. It just became a natural reaction for me to stick my foot behind one of the wheels, so he didn't have to think about it. He could just stop, do his thing, and keep right on going.
We also enjoyed working on our house together. We were a pretty well-oiled machine when it came to knowing what each of us could and couldn't do. I loved watching him work and was happy to help with the little things that allowed him to do more than he could have on his own.
"Be happy for this moment...this moment is your life." ~Omar Khayyam
There are some really sweet replies in this thread! Definitely taking mental notes to use as comparison point for how an AB partner/ AB people in general treat me. Hopefully that's worded in a way that makes sense