There's Something You Should Know is a dating series that features charming, attractive singles who have physical disabilities.
There’s Something You Should Know is a dating show that features charming, interesting men and women looking for love. And, with the help of a trusted friend, they’ll browse three dating profiles and videos.
But there’s a twist.
While the star of each episode talks to their prospective matches on the phone, they reveal something that could give some people pause: they each have a physical disability. The dater and their support system listen to the caller’s tone and voice for hints as to whether their disability is a big deal or not. Next, the dater must pick two of the three callers to take on a date.
Is there chemistry between them? Do sparks fly? Can a disability impact a date’s tone?
Designed to break down barriers some may have around dating people with disabilities and elicit honest discussion, There’s Something You Should Know encourages those to look beyond what they think they want.
There’s Something You Should Know is the new original series that is opening minds one date a time.
A new original series that’s opening minds one date a time.
Meet the daters
Ben is a 22-year-old business student who likes hanging out with his friends, spinning electronic dance tracks or speeding around campus on his longboard. He was born with a rare condition and is missing half his right leg, but wears a specialized prosthetic that makes any type of ‘boarding—long, skate or snow—a piece of cake. Ben is active and adventurous and looking for someone who is up for fun and good heart-to-hearts. It helps if she can dance.
Holly is an outgoing and funny 26-year-old nutritionist who loves to socialize, especially if there is food involved. She’s done with the online dating scene and is looking to make an in-person love connection with a guy who is also outgoing and funny. It also helps if the dude is tall. When Holly was 11, she was in a car accident that damaged her spine. She's been in a wheelchair ever since.
Chelsea is a 33-year-old occupational science researcher who loves running and competes in triathlons when she can. She is an activist who speaks on behalf of people with disabilities. Chelsea was born with a rare vision disability and is legally blind. She’s looking for a guy or gal who is both clever and open-minded. Bonus points for those who can run!
Meet the daters
Patty is a vivacious and outgoing 44-year-old single mom, foodie and dating blogger. Even though she’s tired of online dating, she dabbles in it to keep her blog chops strong. Speaking of chops, Patty likes guys who know their chops from their ribs and their paella from their pad thai. A decade ago, she was diagnosed with skin cancer, which led to her leg being amputated.
Loriedelle is an adventurous and feisty 41-year-old adrenaline junkie who is training to be a competitive bodybuilder. She admits that she often plays too hard-to-get when it comes to dating and her shyness sometimes comes across as aloofness. Loriedelle is looking for a guy who is funny and can bench as much as she can (or at least close to what she can bench). She was born with club feet and uses a wheelchair.
Twenty-three-year-old Danny is a competitive wheelchair basketball player who dreams of being on the national team at the Paralympics. He’s looking for a girl who is independent and sporty with a sharp wit. When he was 15, Danny was on a humanitarian mission in the Dominican Republic when a balcony collapsed. He fell three storeys, severing his spine.