After all, I’m sure we all know people in our lives who complain when their love lives stall, yet somehow fail to see that their disgusting personalities are to blame.
How it works: Contestants are faced with six potential dates, who are naked and concealed behind panels.
Supporters of the show might say that it subverts expectations by proving that disabled people actually are in fact dateable – but we don’t need a patronising television show to tell us that.
Besides, it’s too little too late, because the implications of the title remain and continue to reinforce the all-too-common attitude that disabled people are somehow incapable of forming close relationships.
Imagine having your dating life narrated by a woman whose sole aim, it seems, is to make you sound as incapable at everyday life as possible. Sure, the show has done good things for some of the participants and said participants obviously agreed to be on the show in the first place.
I take no issues with people finding happiness with the show’s help; the problem lies in the fact that they’re not just helping people with disabilities find love.