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Woman Who Lost Both Her Legs Charms Would-Be Suitors With Tinder Profile

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Woman Who Lost Both Her Legs Charms Would-Be Suitors With Tinder Profile

If you have a serious disability, braving the minefield of dating apps might feel like the last thing you want to do for your confidence.

That hasn't deterred 24-year-old student Mandy Horvath, a double amputee from Colorado, U.S.A, who has won admirers for her wickedly funny Tinder profile.

Despite the trauma of losing her legs, Mandy has not been put off from enjoying life and connecting with new people online, deciding to make light of her disability instead.

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"When I tried to date after I lost my legs I would always get guys asking me 'how does sex work for you?', and it completely put me off dating," Mandy told MailOnline.

"But now that I've broken the ice and sexualised my disability with my humour, I am acknowledged as an individual rather than someone bound to a wheelchair."

Mandy lost both her legs above the knee in 2014 after her drink was spiked at a bar she had been at in Steele City, Kansas.

She believes that she was 'left to die' as she lay unconscious on a nearby train track, leading her to get hit by a passing coal train.

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While she continues to live with the terrible outcome of that night, she has flourished by showing off her fantastic sense of humour.

Mandy's Tinder profile is packed full of jokes, as she describes herself as a 'stand-up comedian' who takes her disability 'in her stride'.

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Some of the plus points that Mandy lists to dating her include the fact that she will 'never run away' as well as her 'sexy land roving bionic legs'.

As you'd expect from Tinder, Mandy doesn't shy away from discussing sex either, comparing herself to a vacuum: "Easily portable - I come on wheels and I suck."

Mandy told the MailOnline: "The reactions I get to my profile are hilarious, supportive and kind.

"Generally people respond in shock and awe, as well as humour and interest in how I was hit by a train."

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While the openness Mandy shows on her Tinder profile has attracted tons of witty responses as well as a few dates, she hasn't yet found the right person.

"The people that I've met have been great, and I've made a lot of new friends who I keep in contact with also," she said.

"But thanks to my sense of humour on the subject, and some of the lovely comments I have received, I haven't lost all faith yet."

Featured Image Credit: @lifeproofbionicwoman/Instagram

Topics: Instagram, Dating, Inspirational, Tinder, Community, Disability

Stewart Perrie
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