Woman with no legs has the best Tinder profile
Life can be massively unfair at times and the adversities that we face can leave us feeling down-trodden and defeated. Some people will coast through their existence, seemingly facing little to no trouble at any point, while others will have to contend with issues that the common mind cannot comprehend. One of those people is Mandy Hovarth, who lost her both of her legs in a horrific attack in 2014, but has bounced back with incredible bravery and humour given her circumstances.
Mandy was the victim of a cowardly attack after a night out, wherein her drink was spiked and her unconscious body was dragged onto a railway track and eventually ran over.
She was rushed to hospital by paramedics and when she arrived at hospital, medical officials assumed that Mandy had tried to kill herself rather than being an innocent victim of an atrocious act. But when the young woman came around, she informed doctors that she'd actually been the victim of a "date-rape" drug that had left her unconscious and unable to defend herself.
Unfortunately for Mandy, it was too late to chemically test her body for any suspicious substances and she was informed that she had lost both of her legs. However three years after the dreadful incident, she is standing proudly and living her life with a sense of pride mixed in with a sense of dark and sharp humour.
Her Instagram account, @lifeproofbionicwoman, is one of the most inspiring accounts you will see. But better than that, her Tinder profile is absolute gold.
Describing herself as a "stand up comedian", Mandy says "I don’t have legs but don’t worry – I’m taking it in stride. Just roll with it okay? My life was a train wreck (literally hit by a f*cking train)".
Going on to discuss the pros of dating her, she says:
"I’ll never run away from you. Front row parking. Technically I can still doggy paddle, I even have sexy land roving bionic legs."
Getting a bit more risqué with her profile, Mandy continues:
"I have similar functionalities to a vacuum, easily portable – I come on wheels and I suck."
"It’s not comfortable for my feet to be above my head."
She also goes on to rate her physical appearance:
Speaking about her reservations about going back into the dating game, Mandy said:
"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."
"I was completely alienated from any sort of romantic opportunity due to my own lack of insight."
"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."
Selena Gomez recently won woman of the year, but when you see stories like this it seems pretty outrageous that women like Mandy and many others get overlooked. Her bravery and humour in the face of extreme adversity and tragedy is a lesson to us all, and she deserves all the praise in the world.