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Disabled Dating Sites

csno01csno01 Member Posts: 134 Pioneering
edited November 22 in Dating and relationships
HiEveryone, 

How is everyone doing in the Dating Game?

I dont know about you Guys, but I have found from the websites I have looked at or even tried, especially for the visually impaired. They all seem to have the same design, functionality and Members on them. Why is this?  What do you all reckon? 

CSno01

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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,842 Pioneering
    Hi @csno01

    Which dating websites have you tried?  We recommend members visit The Outsiders which is a socialising and dating club run by, and for, disabled people - have you visited this one?

    Also, have you had any dates recently?  I would imagine the pandemic and lockdown has made it tricky!
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  • csno01csno01 Member Posts: 134 Pioneering
    Hi @csno01

    Which dating websites have you tried?  We recommend members visit The Outsiders which is a socialising and dating club run by, and for, disabled people - have you visited this one?

    Also, have you had any dates recently?  I would imagine the pandemic and lockdown has made it tricky!
    Hi Cher, 

    i am aware of the Outsiders  websites yes. They have a group which they run through Facebook, which, I check in on regularly. I have also tried Facebook Dating but I find the problem with that is, members are globally scattered. There are others but I cant think of them right now. 



  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,292 Pioneering
    edited November 23
    Fingers crossed you'll be able to safely get out and meet people in public soon @csno01, that will surely help 

    I have no experience of online dating but I am visually impaired, have you struggled with the layout of the websites in terms of accessibility?
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 5,143 Disability Gamechanger
    I tried outsiders and found it very difficult to use gave up as I couldnt even workout how to set up a profile 

    I use face book dating also but agree most people I get likes from are miles away.

    I met my last boyfriend on tinder 

    What amazes me about any site is the amount of fake profiles and also people just want intimate pictures or to sex text, I would have thought that people of similar age to me would have more than that on their mind . 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 2,086 Pioneering
    I think they use a Google Form to sign-up members @janer1967. Did you not find that accessible? 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 5,143 Disability Gamechanger
    I used the facebook group got signed up but couldn't get a profile set up never mind not really the right time to be thinking of dating anyway 


  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 2,086 Pioneering
    Ah right I see @janer1967. Indeed, it's definitely not a great time to be dating! 
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  • csno01csno01 Member Posts: 134 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross_Scope
    Thank you Ross. I lack confidence and so I find this more of an issue then anything else really. Also, having a disability adds to it, especilly when it comes to mainstream dating. If like me, your disability is hidden, then its a 50-50 game. Does anyone else find themselves in the same boat?

    I am confident with the layout of websites so have not really found them an issue. 


    Setting up a profile on Outsiders wasnt so bad for me, although I agree, the layout isn’t very user friendly. Again, like you mentioned, Members aren’t 
    Local to me. I emailed them asking the question and I was told this. 

    I am aware of Tinder but have never used it. 

    Another site I have looked at is disableddatingclub. Again, I had no luck. 

    I am also in agreement with you that you spend ages setting up your profile and typing lengthily messages and get no reply in return.   This is what I dont like.

     
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 2,086 Pioneering
    Chloe has a post about being in a relationship and having cerebral palsy, which you might like to read @csno01. She mentions dating apps in it, saying: 
    Yet could this be down to the fear of rejection based on my disability? For the brief time that I was on Tinder (other dating apps are available) I felt very judged by its focus on physical appearances. The casual nature just wasn’t for me and at what point do you ‘reveal’ your disability?
    I definitely don't think you're the only one to feel this way. 

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  • csno01csno01 Member Posts: 134 Pioneering
    Chloe has a post about being in a relationship and having cerebral palsy, which you might like to read @csno01. She mentions dating apps in it, saying: 
    Yet could this be down to the fear of rejection based on my disability? For the brief time that I was on Tinder (other dating apps are available) I felt very judged by its focus on physical appearances. The casual nature just wasn’t for me and at what point do you ‘reveal’ your disability?
    I definitely don't think you're the only one to feel this way. 

    Thanks @Tori_Scope. I will take a look. 
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