Posted by: Susan | October 17, 2011

Dating and Down syndrome

Do people with Down syndrome date?  I am not at expert on the subject but can tell you about April and her friends.  The answer is yes they date.  April has just celebrated her 5th year anniversary with her boyfriend.  She keeps track of how many years they’ve been dating and the date of her first date.  This past summer she bought a present and card for her boyfriend.  Their “anniversary” was Oct. 4th but my girl likes to be prepared way ahead of time.  She also planned how they would celebrate!

Here she is with her I Love My Boyfriend t-shirt and a card for her boyfriend.  When we picked up her boyfriend he was wearing his matching t-shirt.

Notice the heart necklace April is wearing.  Her present to him was a necklace with a key on it.  Of course it is the key to her heart.

After the gifting they went to a movie and then to dinner.  When they were finished they called me for a ride home.

Having Down syndrome didn’t stop these two from falling in love and enjoying each others company for the last 5 years.  Friday night they are going to a Halloween Dance with  friends.  Some of their friends will go with dates and others won’t.  They will all be together having fun just like any group of friends.

Life lesson:  Having an extra chromosome doesn’t stop you from enjoying life and relationships.


  1. BEAUTIFUL! I really LOVE this post! Thank you!

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