So I'm disabled (lower limb amputee) and was just wondering if a disabled person is viewed as less attractive than if they weren't disabled? This sort of all came about when I realized out of my group of friends I'm the only one who's been single long term while all my other friends have had serious girlfriends or boyfriends at some point and it sort of got me wondering.
I certainly do not think ability/disability matters in the least, but I think some people may be turned off by it. Not necessarily that it makes you unattractive, but it might frighten people or something. Young people just generally don't know how to react to things that are different. But, as has been said, if it is going to matter to somebody, that somebody is probably not who you want to date.. I think sometimes we get a bit too focused on romantic relationships and forget to just enjoy the awesomeness that is platonic friendship. Also, life has an odd way of working out and love an odd tendency to sneak up on people.
In my opinion, attractiveness should definitely be based upon personality, not physical appearance. Sorry to sound cheesy, but it's true. At one time, I had extremely disliked a person with a disability. I felt terrible about not liking him because I thought that I didn't like him because of his disability. In reality, it really was his personality that ticked me off, so I didn't feel as bad about not liking him. So, personality is a huge part of being "attractive."