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Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Disabled Dating, Disabled Singles, Wheelchair Dating |

3 Wheelchair Dating Sites Tips That Guarantee Success

Dating Advice

Dating Advice

Looking back two decades ago, you will realize that dating was a simple affair. It however posed a myriad of challenges because meeting new people was not as obvious as it is today. At that time, you only met new people if you actually travelled. Staying in your city or township meant that you were more likely to only date people from that locality.

There are many challenges that a person with a disability faces especially when it comes to dating. Much as the internet which has brought about social media and dating sites has improved the dating environment, people in wheelchairs are still finding it a challenge to date. There are however, cleverly designed websites where people in wheelchairs can mingle with likeminded people who can either be in wheelchairs or not.

Dating sites are very many and even though a majority of them offer similar services, they are quite different as they cater for the needs of different types of people. When it comes to dating sites for people with disabilities, there are those specifically designed to cater for people in wheelchairs. Even though you will find sites whose core business is to cater for the dating needs of wheeled persons, you will find that there are those that are better than others in certain areas. Here are some important tips to look out for;

* The website that you are using should be modern and savvy. You should not have trouble navigating the website. The icons on the site should be easy to understand. The language used should be up to date and should definitely be positive. Websites today are intuitive and they can judge what you are looking for given your profile.

* A good website where you are likely to find a mate should be one specifically tailored to cater for your needs. However, such a site should also be forward moving and should not be restrictive. Being in a wheelchair does not mean that you cannot date a person who is non-disabled. Your preferred website should embrace singles who are both in wheelchairs and those who are not.

dating for disabled

dating for disabled

* Searching for your date in the very large list of singles in a website can be daunting at times. A website should be easy to navigate but more importantly, it should be inviting. The profiles of the members should be easy to understand and they should definitely be appealing. There are websites whose color theme or graphic design is of poor quality. This consequently affects the quality of the profiles of the users. Look out for a website that gives you the best chance of finding your perfect date.

Many people know and appreciate the many hiccups people in wheelchairs have to ensure. This can however be easily overcome by having in your life the right attitude. Insist on living a full life when you are alone. This will lead you to finding that perfect person who will love you for who you are and not pity you for being in a wheelchair. There is a lot of potential out there. Simply try out a speciality wheelchair dating site like Wheelchair Dating Club.

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Amputee Dating, Dating For Disabled, Disability Dating, Disabled Dating, Disabled Singles, Wheelchair Dating |

Dating While Disabled

Dating For Disabled

Dating For Disabled

Many things are harder on the disabled than they are on the non-handicapped. Being unable to walk makes going to the supermarket, a casual daily chore for most people, into a difficult mess while being unable to see makes even taking a bus a difficult experience. And, in some ways, dating while disabled is harder because any potential partners of a disabled man or woman are going to have to be ready to cope with their disability, be a missing limb or deafness.

A lot of dating sites allow for the disabled to be as honest as they want about their disabilities, but it can still be difficult to find that special someone willing to cope with their problems. There are, however, a number of dating websites dedicated to helping the disabled date with as few problems as possible.

The big dating sites are, of course, good for a scatter shot approach. Match.com and OKCupid allows for users to easily and potentially prominently list their disabilities on their profiles if they wish, and while you won’t get very many bites, if you’re playing a numbers game, the titans of dating websites are the place to go. Zoosk is a similar matter, though geared more towards casual dating rather than the long term commitments of other sites.

All of these sites clock in at millions of users, so the odds of there being someone datable on these sites is theoretically high. Still, it requires sifting through a lot of less than ideal potential partners and probably having a number of your requests overlooked. Determination is key on the big sites, as is a healthy tolerance for being ignored and rejected. Still, if you can persevere in spite of it, the odds are on your side.

There are also dating websites specifically geared towards the disabled. These sites generally have smaller user bases, usually in the thousands rather than the millions of the titans of internet dating, but their specialization in the disabled makes them attractive. Whispers 4 U is a free site with paid options and while far small, inside of its niche of catering to the “differently abled”, it’s huge. The site allows for all kinds of human connection options, from simple chats to finding a marriageable partner They also include video tutorials to assist people in setting up attractive profiles and using webcams safely.

Soulful Encounters is another titan in the world of disable dating, with a great many success stories to its credit. There are no monthly fees and the profile is highly customizable, which should make any disabled person on a budget feel better.

Meet Disabled Singles caters to the disabled, but also focuses on allowing the disabled to find like minded dates with a searchable database that allows users to sort profiles by region, sexuality, religion and of particular interest, their specific type of disability.

Top of the pile for speciality disability dating sites are the long established Disabled Dating Club and Disability Dating Club. They have been around for many years and have loads of members all over the world.

Dating is not always the easiest process, even for people without severe disabilities, but, in a vast and swiftly growing information culture, the odds that your special someone is out there is growing by the day.

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Amputee Dating, Dating For Disabled, Disability Dating, Disabled Dating, Disabled Dating Tips, Disabled Singles, Wheelchair Dating |

3 Tips For Online Dating When You Have A Disability

Activities For Disabled Adults

Activities For Disabled Adults

When you have a disability or chronic disease, the idea of dating can make you apprehensive. If you are ready to delve into the online dating scene, here are some tips to help you find the right person.

Don’t Limit Yourself

Although there are many niche dating sites, do not feel the need to limit yourself to dating sites specifically geared toward people with a disability or chronic disease. You may feel more comfortable with “selling” yourself on niche dating sites, which is fine. However, you drastically limit the number of people you are exposed to, which can limit your prospective matches.

Remember, just because a person does not have a disability or chronic illness does not mean they are unwilling to date someone who does. Branch out to increase your odds of finding the right person, with a genuinely good heart.

Be Honest In Your Profile

Your profile is the first snapshot prospective dates will have about you, and you want to include information that you feel people need to know. There are two schools of thought when it comes to issues relating to a disability or illness and when you should bring it up. Some people feel like you should wait until you have talked to a person for a while, whereas others feel like it should come up as soon as possible.

Although it can be uncomfortable and even hurtful if you bring up the topic with someone quickly and you receive a negative response, it is often better in the end. Your time is precious and you do not want to spend hours engaging with a person who would change their opinion about you just because of a disability or illness.

Your profile picture can be equally useful to show yourself in an honest way. If you use any type of assistive device, such as a walker or wheelchair, make it part of your profile picture.

Although you may want to crop out assistive devices or only take a picture of yourself from specific angles, this does not help when finding the right person. If someone does not want to date a person who needs mobility assistance, they can just pass by the profile without being offensive in conversation or abruptly stopping contact when they find out.

Follow Up In Conversation

Unfortunately, many people do not thoroughly read profiles and it is never wise to assume a person read what you have written. Make sure you follow up with details about yourself during your conversations. Often this will spur a person to go back and read your profile if they did not.

Do not be afraid to be candid about your concerns by asking them if they are okay with dating someone who has a disability or illness. There is little point to dance around the topic if it is something that makes you apprehensive about dating.

When you have a disability or chronic illness, online dating can seem impossible. Being honest and confident offers you the best chance of meeting a great person, with a heart of gold.

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