Don't worry a great deal about the label, such things are fluid, talk to him more about what makes him different, if he ever needs extra help, etc. If you are going to date somebody it is extremely important that you have a very strong sense of personal ethics and boundaries. When we first started dating, I was curious about his condition; so I asked him what was wrong. He had no problems with it, and he even told me if he had the chance to change his condition, with surgery, he wouldn't!
Not good for you or your potential partner for there to be any possibility of you being accused of taking advantage of somebody. He was handsome, and confident, and the sweetest guy I had ever met.
Many times, we'd be sitting in a coffee shop and she'd complain there's no love seats, so she'd come sit on my lap instead.
In the Swimming Pool, she started making the moves onto me, feeling my body then the front of my swimsuit, then putting my hands on hers where she wanted to be touched. When her parents found out, they called the Police.
There has not been another man who could hold a candle to him.
He was a truly special guy, and I miss him very much.
Now no one right off the bat notices he's "different". I tell him he might have to work harder, or do it differently.
Posts8076289And here's a link to a page found through Google...quite informative. to say your friend has this condition, just guessing here....Back when I was 42, I dated a 40 year old woman with a very slight mental disability that I met through the Special Olympics. We know we each have limitations, but we enjoyed going out together.Many of the people I work with have extraordinary abilities in one or two areas--I can't tell you the number of people who have incredible memories for names and dates for example.Regarding bringing it up with him, my general sense is that this is fine if done in the right setting and with the right tact.