Internet dating sites for disabled
Dating can often be a challenge for singles — especially online dating — but dating when you have a mental, physical, or emotional disability can make it that much more troublesome.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a disabled single looking for a great date or a long-term relationship — you’ve got to find the right site first.
We’ve compiled a list of the biggest disability dating sites out there, and thrown in a general dating website too, as there’s no need to restrict yourself to disability specific websites if you don’t want to.
So whether you’re looking for love, friendship or something in between, here’s the lowdown on the top dating sites online today.
Or Manhattanite Lauren Ruotolo, who has Mc Cune-Albright Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that makes her body so fragile that, as a baby, she broke a femur rolling over in bed. “It’s definitely harder for people who are disabled because of the insecurities they have about someone looking at them.” So what are the secrets these possibly unexpected dating successes have to share? Character comes in all sorts of containers: fat and thin, short and tall, female and male, young and old.
Sometimes it comes in a “broken” container — one that goes about in a wheelchair or on crutches. “When people meet me, sometimes they say, ‘Oh my God, she’s disabled,’” says Ruotolo, who stands (with help from her constant companions, a pair of crutches) a little over four-foot-two in her Jimmy Choos — hence the title of her memoir, Unstoppable in Stilettos.
While most of the websites users have some sort of disability, the site is also open to non-disabled users, who in the sites own words; “look beyond an obvious disability and focus on the whole person and a possible relationship they might enjoy.” The website has also been adapted for smart phones and tablets, meaning it is easy to browse potential matches wherever you are in the world.Additionally, you will have the to upgrade your Passions Network account (if you would like). There are over 260 niche dating sites within Passions Network and members interested in access to all sites in the network can upgrade to ‘Network Wide Access’ for a one time payment of .95. There are a number of options within Disabled Passions to help connect members, including the following: Disabled ‘Groups’ allow members to find others who share very specific interests / similarities.
Disabled Forums allow members to post on topics of interest.Email (Send & Receive) allow members to interact within Disabled Passions without giving out personal contact details.