Dating someone with down syndrome
You can talk to your date about these feelings so you are both aware of how you are feeling.
Your parents can also help you to cope with any anxiety you may have.
You can always ask a parent or friend to serve as a chaperone to help you through the evening.
No one tells you how to handle your child’s desire to date and meet new people.
Apparently the guy was in love with the girl and this was backed up with quotes. I would have thought this sort of thing would be illegal due to her diminished mental capacity. Not all people with Down's syndrome have diminished capacity to the extent you are suggesting.
I had a Down syndrome girl hit on me once many years ago. It very much depends on the individual, and your judgement.
Once you have connected with someone you like, it’s up to you to see where you want the relationship to go.
Unfortunately, there are many people who are more than happy to take advantage of teens and young adults with down syndrome.
This is why using disability dating sites are such a great resource.
If you don’t feel comfortable meeting new people or you are nervous about how the other person may feel about you once you have met, you can keep the relationship online and take things slowly.
Of course, you may be very excited to meet the other person.