If we’ve never had a romantic partner, we often think about the things we might GET if we find one: love, affection, friendship, sex, support… But having a partner also means GIVING a lot of things to them. A good partner won’t expect you to give them lots of money or fancy gifts. More often partners give each other support and love. In this video, different people talk about how they support their partner and show them love.
Many people we support are interested in meeting people for friendship and dating. They may have limited opportunities to socialize, and limited information about where & when people tend to meet and mingle. This sometimes leads to things like asking strangers on the bus out on a date. They may have little context for how relationships progress and change. This sometimes leads to things like planning a wedding right after getting someone’s phone number. In our videos, people of all abilities discuss where they met their partners, and how their relationships progressed over time. This gives a bit more nuanced information about dating than we get to see in a typical TV sitcom or romantic comedy film.