Dating sites for people with disorders
When I called, I was barely able to get one word through before the woman cut me off.“I don’t think I can help you here, but I have some disability dating websites you can try,” she said. It’s not that I am opposed to them but all the ones I have tried are a) outdated, b) connect you with someone in the middle of another country, c) are filled with college students trying to complete an “interview of a disabled person” term paper or d) filled with people who have fantasies about making love to someone with artificial limbs.(I) Can Do Better (than my current partner) Think you can do better? Salad Match As the site says, “With ugly dating, you can date ugly people who know exactly how you feel! Why just date an ugly person if you can find one who's also a schmuck? STD Match People with STDs often fear they’ll be rejected once they disclose their STD to their date, so why not connect with others who have the same one? Watch my TED Talk and improve your emotional health.Post a picture of you and your partner, members of the site vote on which of you could do better and that person gets to join the site. Sure, you have to post your picture on the site but you can’t go fishing without bait, even if the bait is crabs. Mullet Passions The site has a wonderfully upbeat message: “It's no fun looking for love when you're a clown, behind all the make-up and the red nose is a lonely heart.” I'm sure the site is very successful--what could possibly be more romantic than a clown horn? Like my Facebook page Also, join my email list and receive an exclusive gift article—How to Recover from Rejection.Maybe I could charm her so much that she would take me on as a client for free. Her ads could say, “If I could help this poor slob find love, I can find it for anybody.”With my friend’s help, I upload my profile to the site.I hear nothing back except for a few invites to wine tasting mixer and a square dancing singles night that are sponsored by her company.“So you are saying you don’t believe non-disabled people can date people with disabilities?” I asked a woman who opened a new matchmaking service in town.
My friends’ suggestions of dating your own kind also extend to whom they try to fix me up with.“Well it’s just that…” She paused, trying to choose her words carefully.Perhaps she didn’t realized people with disabilities might use her service.So far I have resisted the temptation to dust off my cowboy boots or pretend I’m a wine snob.
However, maybe one day I will find the enthusiasm to take part in her trendy hipster dating activities.
After more verbal ping-pong about whether people with disabilities could date “normies,” I claimed a temporary victory.