Wednesday, 4 April 2012
TV: The Undateables
"The Undateables" is a new television programme on Channel 4 all about dating as a disabled person. You can watch them on your computer at 4oD now if you wish. There will be three programmes in total starting on Tuesday the 3rd of April 2012. The BBC wrote a good article about it, and this is what Channel 4 said:
Looking for love can be tricky, but some find it harder than others. Add disability to the equation and it can sometimes seem almost impossible. This uplifting three-part series follows the journeys of several extraordinary singletons as they enter the dating circuit in pursuit of love.
From a stand-up comedian with Tourettes and a trapeze artist with brittle bones, to a media student with Down's Syndrome, an amateur poet with a learning disability, and a skateboarder with a facial disfigurement, the series follows them as they enter the world of blind dates, matchmakers and speed dating.
With the help of Searchmate, one of the UK's leading personal introductions agencies, and Stars in the Sky, a specialist dating agency for people with learning difficulties, The Undateables explores the realities of looking for love in an image-obsessed world, where too many people make snap judgements based on first impressions - and even consider some to be 'undateable'.