So what do websites that are aimed specifically at disabled people offer, and who is using them?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.
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.
Founded in 2005, Dating4Disabled is a global website with the express aim of bringing disabled people together across forums, blogs and chat rooms.
That’s really common in people with disabilities—it’s called ableism, and it’s denying or covering your disability to try to fit into an able-bodied world. People will be more open-minded and it will be easier to date.” I joined and started dating. I noticed this huge discrepancy, even though we were exactly the same in intellect, interests, and style.
As a teenager, I was interested in boys and wanted to date, but it never really happened for me. It’s hard because when you’re disabled, there’s no one to talk to about this, there’s no one to look up to, there’s no role model, there’s no one on TV.
With the online dating industry now worth billions, the market has expanded rapidly to try and meet the needs of everyone who is looking for love.