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Here are some ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your disabled partner - wip

February 4, 2019

Valentine's Day is round the corner and couples are looking out for different ways to celebrate this special day. From going to the theatre to dinner dates, there are many things you can. Even a quiet dinner at home can be quite romantic.

For Shivaprasad S, Vice-Captain, Indian wheelchair cricket team this month is extra special as he is all set to marry long time girlfriend, Sharmi.

I am not a very romantic person at all. In fact, I even forgot my partner's birthday this year. But I plan to make it up to her for Valentine's Day by doing something special. Our wedding is also round the corner. I plan to give her a candlelight dinner which I'am sure she would love. - Shivaprasad S, Wheelchair cricket player

Vinayana Khurana is a wheelchair user and writer.

She is single and has the ideal plan to celebrate this special month.

"I'am going to binge watch all my favourite Bollywood films this month of love", says Vinayana

That is truly an ideal way to celebrate the season!

So, if you are looking for ways to make the day special, here are some tips:

  • Plan together - Different people have different ideas of celebrating a special day. Some people prefer going for a movie while some others might opt for a dinner date. Do you really know what your partner likes? The best way is to discuss what they would love to do and go for it. For example, if they love going for a dinner date, surprise them by making the place decorated with flowers, candles and a cake. Everyone loves it when their loved ones do something special for them.
  • Check out accessible spots - It is very important that your partner enjoys every bit of the special occasion. So try and look out for some accessible spots where they feel comfortable. Planning for shopping and movie? If your partner is a wheelchair user, then go to some accessible malls with wheelchair ramps.
  • Focus on together time - Your love grows and turns even more beautiful when you spend time together. On this special day, keep aside your busy schedule to spend time with your partner. If you have just started dating or recently got married, then this is the ideal day to spend time together.

Unni Maxx, a disability rights activist who has been married for 12 year, is among those who is yet to make plans.

"We were friends for a long time. 12 years back, on Valentine's Day, she proposed me. For us, every day is Valentine's Day. So we have not yet planned anything for now. Maybe we will soon", says Unni.

Pulkit Sharmais a wheelchair user from New Delhi.

"I don't think celebrating valentines day is all about spending time with your partner. My mother is my most favorite person in the world. So I plan to spend it with her", says Pulkit.

What are your plans to celebrate the love month?

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