Channel 4 disabled dating
He had never been on a date before appearing on the show, but said he would never blame his condition for not finding love."When I was told the show was called The Undateables, I did take a deep breath in. But the whole point of it is so that people with disabilities can date.
I don't suppose anybody is easy to find a date for, but mine went really well.
He has already had 40 operations, spent half his life in hospital and is partially deaf.
Originally applying for Channel 4's controversial Beauty & the Beast, Haydn is matched with 22-year-old Charlotte on The Undateables.
But this little controversial headline means people go to the website, write and talk about it. You can bet your bottom dollar they'll be watching it."Justin Coling, 39, from Rugby, Warwickshire Justin, a stock assistant, has neurofibromatosis, a condition that causes tumours to grow on his skin.Stars in the Sky, a dating agency set up by two women with learning disabilities solely for people with learning disabilities, has anywhere between 150 to 400 people on its books at any one time.They set up chaperoned dates for some of the contributors; Sam, a man on the show with Down 's syndrome, found a girlfriend. Asked why the agency caters only for those with learning disabilities, its administrator, Lydia Jones, said: "It's difficult to have relationships where one person doesn't have a learning disability, because the power always shifts to the [non-disabled] person."The disability charity Mencap worries that the packaging of The Undateables could "be seen to do more harm than good", portraying people with disabilities in an "unflattering" way.Initially an experiment in which real dates are filmed, and then viewers get the chance to apply to date the unsuccessful participants the following week.Later this aspect was removed and replaced with a cast of regular restaurant staff.
People might criticise the show, but they need to sit down and watch it. He hasn't had a serious girlfriend for a few years and says his condition makes it extra challenging to date.