Sporting single olympic dating


So what advice would Claire give to someone who is single and disabled?“Don’t feel sorry for yourself or moan about your disability and the things you can’t do,” she says.Instead of finding confidence in spite of her disability, Claire’s newfound attitude was a result of her arm. I love my life, and I’ve had so many opportunities because of my arm.Her sporting success was directly related to her disability. My disability has shaped the person I am today, and my entire life.” Claire is happily in a relationship, with a boyfriend who she met through swimming.It’s a cliché, but unless you love yourself, it’s very hard to let someone else love you. With so many singles out there, you need to know how to market yourself online – how to properly present the person you are to a sea of strangers.



” It’s interesting to hear someone so confident and happy with her own disability say that – even she doesn’t have all the answers.At 16, having just competed in her first Paralympic Games, Claire started at a new school, and finally had the confidence to stop covering up her arm.Much like any teenager growing up, increased self-confidence changed Claire’s attitude to dating. I really want to educate and expose people to disability, so that they realise just how normal it is.” People often ask Claire whether she would grow her arm back if she could – her answer is: “100% no!“Most of my single disabled friends are girls,” she notes, “and I do wonder if that’s because they’re more picky about who they date, or simply because guys can be less accepting of disabilities than women are.” As Claire found with her boyfriend, dating a friend, and someone who also has a disability, can make life a lot easier.