I am a 23 year old man with facial paralysis since birth and I've never had a girlfriend.
When I was a teenager I did not bother about being single and I felt comfortable being so, I thought I would find someone later. But years have passed and I have not had any good experience in dates.
Over the years my appearance has improved a lot and is only noticeable when I smile or when blinking. I like to think I'm a nice person and I'm sad because I feel that most of the people can not see the person beyond my face. I tried not to think about this but when I go out to eat with friends I'm the only one who is always single. I feel a lot of distress when I hear about their future plans as couples but I've never told them.
I think people around me do not quite understand how I feel, that is why I want to share this here. I'd like to hear stories of others in my condition or advices or words of encouragement to cope with this. I don't like to lose hope of starting a family in the future