Top 10 Best Sites
Looking for a dating site you can trust? Search no more.
|C. Price • 8/14/13|
Dating can be a difficult road to navigate, and dating with a disability is certainly no exception. Whether you seek a serious relationship or casual meetups, it can truly be a challenge to find the right site — and the right person — for your needs.
Below are our staff picks of the 10 Best Dating Sites for Disabled Singles. May one of these sites make your road to finding Mr. or Mrs. Right a little less bumpy!
Bragging Rights: The largest database of singles with disabilities
Simply put, Match.com has more singles than any other dating site — and that includes singles with disabilities. Dating is a numbers game, so why wouldn’t you want to have the most profiles to browse through and choose from as humanly possible? Match.com allows you to easily search and filter profiles for those with disabilities, as well as list your own disability on your profile if you so choose.
Monthly Users: 13.5 million
Bragging Rights: Casual dates, less serious than Match.com
Zoosk is quickly gaining in popularity with disabled singles due to its search-and-filtering capabilities similar to those at Match.com. Its demographic tends to skew younger than that of Match.com (18-28 typically), so Zoosk is a favorite for younger daters seeking more casual, fun dates rather than a longterm commitment.
Monthly Users: 3.8 million
Bragging Rights: Small site helping the “differently abled”
Since 2002, the team at Whispers 4 U has been helping thousands of disabled singles find love and companionship. They cater to those seeking everything from simple chats to finding solid dating potential, or even landing that one you keep. Video tutorials are in place for helping set up a killer profile and how to best utilize a webcam safely. Free and paid memberships options are available.
Social Clout: 3,435+ followers, 1,034+ likes
Bragging Rights: No border exists in the heart of the disabled
A highly-customizable profile is the key to Soulful Encounters’ approach, featuring not just chat and messaging, but a member radio station on-site. Soulful Encounters has no monthly fees and a vibrant, growing membership for you to engage with. Success stories and testimonials praise the site’s usefulness, partly thanks to a heavy social media pulse.
Social Clout: 395+ likes
Bragging Rights: meeting disabled singles isn’t impossible
Meet Disabled Singles faces the challenge of finding like-minded individuals head on through digital flirts and searchable members. Potential partners can be sorted by region, sexuality, religion and type of disability. Live video chat rooms are available when you find someone you want to chat up. Believe them when they say, “Spend a couple of minutes and let us be your cupid!”
Bragging Rights: creating love in a safe environment
This free site is specifically designed around helping people with all types of disabilities make those true connections of love. Through joint respect and understanding, they encourage members to find what’s missing in their lives. Their emphasis is on maintaining a positive web atmosphere for their members in a secure environment.
Bragging Rights: Where romance is only a click away
Dating 4 Disabled connects thousands of members through chat, a companion blog and forums. The importance of Internet dating safety is emphasized with advice and links to better protect yourself. With a lively and growing membership, the site is built around empowering the disabled community to make real connections that last.
Bragging Rights: offering a reservoir of content on all things dating
A free dating and social networking community specifically built for disabled singles, Disabled Passions offers secure email, free chatting and extensive message boards. Partnered with more than 200 niche dating sites, their resources include a ranking of the best print and Internet offerings for the disabled, plus a selection of favorite games. Check out “Videos and Fun Stuff” for the latest laughs.
Bragging Rights: Disabled dating goes across the pond
Specializing in the U.K., this site offers a constantly expanding membership across a broad range of disabilities. Privacy is emphasized and carefully considered in their approach. Along with detailed tutorials on making the most of your online profile, the site brings its tools along for your date with a new mobile version. Members can search by area, disability and interests.
Bragging Rights: Founded by people who understand
No Longer Lonely is unique in that it specializes in helping those with mental disabilities find meaningful romance. Offering a direct approach, the site is specifically targeted at those with certain types of diagnoses. From schizophrenia disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive types and the bipolar, their aim is to cater to the needs specific to the condition.
Bragging Rights: Combining two powerful dating niches
Christian Disabled Dating brings together Christian daters who are also disabled in a sharply-crafted site to serve both. “God can see everything and He will give us what we deserve,” is part of their motto, with a growing membership to connect with through brief Flirts, instant messaging and private email. Information is tightly protected with expansive tools for building a better dating profile.
Bragging Rights: Where people with life challenges enable love
Enable Love succeeds by bringing together people with a deep understanding of what being disabled means. Founded in 2006, the privacy and communications of members are strictly protected (with a watchful eye for spam.) Pre-registery is required to better protect the members, but it’s free. Greater and more meaningful communication is part of their approach.
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