In this post we preview a few popular dating websites for people with disabilities, and we chat with a dating and sex expert, Dr. Otherwise, keep reading to learn a few basic dating tips and read summaries of four disability-friendly dating websites.Danielle Sheypuk, about dating, relationships and sexuality among disabled people. As any experienced wheelchair user knows, getting around town may not be the easiest thing to do unless you have a wheelchair van.Despite this unfortunate reality, you really should set aside a good chunk of time to dedicate to filling out your online profile if you really want to find a compatible mate. How do you accurately describe yourself without coming off as arrogant or boring?Think of it this way: as you’re perusing profiles looking for someone who might make a good match, do you contact the people with hardly anything in their profiles? There’s no formula for this; all I can say is do not try to be someone you think others want you to be.It prevents any miscommunication snafus and shattered expectations. Sheypuk’s Q&A has more excellent points on this matter.Being honest about your disability is important, but you’re more than just a disabled person.Tinder saw a 60 percent increase in super-likes during Christmas week last year, but anytime between Christmas and Valentine's Day is better than usual.With that in mind, here are some online dating tips from Gandhi to take advantage of all those potential new opportunities:1. Apps that will see the most traffic and new members are the ones that have the most in the first place, says Gandhi.
Stick to the standard ones like Tinder, Match, Plentyoffish, or OKCupid for now.2. Gandhi recommends reaching out to three to five new users a day, and don't worry if it takes a while to get a reply.
I was excited to see some great conversation happening in the comments of my piece “The Top Three Mistakes Men Make in Online Dating.” Both men and women shared their experiences with online dating and debated over the mistakes and fixes I offered in the piece. How do you reconcile a trillion different preferences in order to offer men advice on what to do to be successful with online dating? All I can do is set some parameters and offer my advice based on my own experiences and hope that it helps at least a few guys out there.
Throughout it all, what became most apparent during the discussion is that men didn’t want a “don’t” list. What they really want is some advice on what I hesitated to even write this piece because what people like is far more subjective than what people don’t like. To that end, this is my list “to do’s” for people (yes, people, not just men) who are trying to find a long-term partner using an online dating site:1.
Being divorced for several years, I have tried my hand at online dating, experimenting with a number of different sites, and I know from experience that for someone new to the process, it can be rather intimidating and confusing.
You might be wondering which site is best for you, and if you should bother paying for a membership or not.