Personally believe it is limiting your options somewhat if you only want to become involved with another ostomate.¬†¬†Particularly as coming from the land downunder and being a minority on sites like these (plus the fact I live in a country town) my chances are zero to none in finding another like-plumbed individual.
Which is not a problem of course, find that even when you're not out to "trap yourself a man" there is plenty of good fishing to be had in the non-ostomate seas!¬†¬†
Happy huntin' mate!
I have found that nurses, nurse aides, doctors, and other medical technicians are not fazed by this situation. I think probably some lawyers and other professional people also are intelligent enough not to be struck dumb with terror upon having the situation explained to them.
The other option, is of course, to find a fellow Ostomate. At least you don't have to go through a complicated potentially humiliating dramatic scene with your potential girl/boyfriend about what the situation is, what it means, and how we have to live with it.
And as an aside, can I just say TimK - you used to write for Art Bell?¬†¬†WICKED COOL!