While there are plenty of dating sites on the Internet, most are not designed as special needs dating services.Those that do attempt to address this segment of the population don't offer the understanding and support that Special Bridge will provide.You are welcome to use Disabled Passions solely as a dating site, since it has all the major features found on mainstream dating sites (e.g.photo personals, groups, chat, webcam video, email, forums, etc.).Special Bridge is the creation of Michael Robbins and Lauren Ellis, who wanted to create a unique experience for people with special needs to find companionship with new people with similar disabilities and developmental delays.
A low monthly membership fee for each user will go towards covering the costs of operating the site, and will eventually be used to pay for group outings that will allow people to meet face-to-face in a fun and safe environment.
The result of that goal is Special Bridge, which is a labor of love.
This family run website is designed to provide support and understanding to each and every member to create an enjoyable and positive experience.
Nevius has dated several perfectly nice able-bodied men, but none seemed willing to start a serious relationship. V.,” he said, “so it gets that barrier out of the way.” Another site, Prescription4Love, has communities dedicated to sexually transmitted diseases and physical disabilities, but also to other diseases that don’t conjure images of romance and intimacy, like diabetes and Parkinson’s. “But when do you tell a girl that you have a colostomy bag? “Sexuality, travel, mobility, pain: Everything takes on a different dimension,” said Merryl Kaplan, who is in charge of member services for Dating 4 Disabled.
“It’s hard enough to find someone with similar interests,” she said. Other sites include No Longer Lonely, for adults with mental illness, and POZ Personals, for people who are H. They are usually free, although some have a few ads to cover costs. Maurer, 57, a professor of applied psychology at New York University, came upon POZ Personals while doing research for his work and found it to be a welcoming community where it was easier to get to know someone. “Like anyone else, people with disabilities have different preferences,” Ms. “Someone with good mobility may prefer someone also mobile; others don’t limit at all.” As for Ms.