Dating sites for people with developmental disabilities
While it’s important to take breaks from dating and searching, giving up completely will not help you.
I know at times it feels like no one wants to be with you, but that isn’t true.
There are also people called “devotees,” who have fetishes about disability. If someone makes you uncomfortable, block them and/or report them to the website.
Don’t continue to talk to someone who makes you feel unsafe, no matter the reason.• Meet someone in person as soon as you are ready.
If it’s going well, exchange numbers and plan another date.
I think keeping first dates short and sweet is the perfect way to go no matter what. Finding love is hard for everyone, but negative stereotypes and concepts of disability make it harder for us.
• Now that you’ve settled on a site, it’s time to flesh out your profile.
One question I see asked a lot is whether or not to disclose your disability.
• The next step is to figure out which dating site to go with.While talking to someone online or over the phone is a great way to start getting to know a person, you eventually want to meet them face-to-face.If your conversations are not progressing, or if that person doesn’t want to meet for months, it might be best to keep looking.Instead of just typing, “hi,” send a two or three-sentence message saying why you found their profile intriguing and a little about yourself.You can also ask a question; if they say they like reading, ask their favorite book – stuff like that. • Each person with a disability is different; but from my own experience and from others that I know, don’t expect too many messages or replies.