How to be a dating coach
Do you suffer from low self-esteem and find dating too nerve-wracking a prospect? Disability Horizons writer Carrie Aimes speaks to Amin Lakhani, the Dating Coach on Wheels.With hints, tips, and tailor-made, no-bullshit advice, he could be just the answer you’ve been searching for.I was 23 at the time and he was doing a workshop called Conversation Secrets. You say a turning point for you was being told, by your dating coach, that you will never blend in but that’s okay.Instead, you should make yourself stand-out from the crowd. Disabled people should embrace their individuality and dress to grab positive attention. By nature, humans are curious and we all check each other out – disabled or not.Now 29 years old, he has been a wheelchair user since the age of 15.He excelled academically, achieving two Ivy League University degrees within four years, progressing onto a successful career at Microsoft.
It presents itself as overall weakness, particularly the hands and legs.
Now the Dating Coach on Wheels, image consultant and motivational speaker is returning the favour…
You became a wheelchair-user at the tough age of 15.
How did this affect your sense of self and your personal relationships?
I didn’t mind so much at first because I have a huge family and a lot of support.