Whether you choose to disclose your disability in your profile, or wait until you form a connection with someone, you won’t know unless you try – nothing ventured nothing gained.
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.
Founded in 2005, Dating4Disabled is a global website with the express aim of bringing disabled people together across forums, blogs and chat rooms.
Designed for use by disabled people only, the site tries to create an inclusive atmosphere in which people feel safe to express themselves.
If you do not have an existing account within Passions Network, then you can join Disabled Passions, and it will be FREE.
No upgrades will be required for you to have access to Disabled Passions. This option opens up access to over 260 active sites in the network (and extra features like ‘HIDE YOUR PROFILE’ and ‘SURF INCOGNITO’), but again, upgrading is not required.
It’s free to register and its users can share stories and meet like-minded individuals, making the site as much a social network as it is a dating site.
Established in 2002, Whispers4u connects disabled people from all around the world, with users in countries such as the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and many European countries.
Enable Dating is another UK website that is exclusively for disabled people.
As a mainstream dating website, both disabled and non-disabled people use the service.
Although it can seem daunting to launch yourself into a large dating community, it means the odds are on your side as there are so many users checking the site every day. • Disability, sex and relationships: condoms • This Valentine’s Day let’s kiss awkward goodbye • Wedding in a wheelchair Get in touch by messaging us on Facebook, tweeting us @DHorizons, emailing us at [email protected] leaving your comments below.
Disability Match UK is one of the biggest websites out there when it comes to disability dating.
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.