Dating

Let’s face it – dating can be amazing, exciting, and complicated. Where do we meet a potential partner? How do we let someone know we’re interested in them romantically? How do we figure out if they’re interested in us?

When do we take a risk and when do we play it safe? How do we start dating?  How do we keep a relationship going? How do we figure out if it’s working for us? How do we change a relationship if it isn’t working? How do we end a relationship if it’s not working and we can’t change it? How do we take care of ourselves if we want a partner and don’t have one? If we get dumped? Who are the right people to ask about these things?

Let’s have a conversation!

Videos

How Did You Meet Your Partner? (Part1)

So how the heck do you meet a boyfriend? A girlfriend? A partner? There’s no magic formula, but there are some common themes. In this video people talk about how they met their partners, where it happened, and who introduced them. They also talk about how they went from that first meeting to dating and eventually having a relationship.

Resources

Scarleteen

Sexuality and relationships info for teens and emerging adults. Articles on all aspects of sexuality, dating, love, relationships, communication, contraception etc.

Amaze

Fun, animated videos that give you all the answers you actually want to know about sex, your body and relationships. Characters in the videos are usually high school students.

‘Love, Sex, and Connection in the Time of Isolation’

Options for Sexual Health educators give tips on, dating, sexual pleasure, and safety during COVID.

The New York Health Authority’s COVID Sex Guidance Tips

Strategies to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 during sex.

abOUT Group

abOUT is a friendship & support group for LGBTQIA2S+ folks labelled with intellectual disabilities. They operate a Facebook page and have occasional events.

Qmunity

A non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. Hosts social, support & advocacy groups. (NB. Some folks have noted physical access barriers at Qmunity sites. Please contact them to confirm whether your access needs can be met.)

The Health Initiative for Men

A local non-profit society for gay, bisexual, transgender, Two-Spirit and queer (GBT2Q) men. Supporting sexual, mental, and social health. Monthly events.

Let’s Get Real

A dating group for people with cognitive disabilities in Greater Vancouver. They have monthly events. Email for more info.

 

 

Buddy Club

A friendship group aimed at people with cognitive disabilities in Greater Vancouver. They hold staffed events roughly every 6 weeks at restaurants, bars, movie theatres etc. Email Sheri Crane to join their mailing list, or call 778 945 1430 extension 333.

News

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