Dating for Wheelchair Users
Internet dating is never easy. You have to put yourself out there to total strangers and open yourself to rejection. But internet dating can be more challenging for wheelchair users. Is it better to go for mainstream dating sites? Or to go for sites focused on other people with disabilities? :
Use mainstream dating apps:
If you go this route, you might want to mention your wheelchair with a sense of humor. For example:
"Going out with me means you will enjoy premier, front row parking. "
"If we fly you get to be the first to board the plane".
"If you ever get tired of walking, you always have a ride"
"Even though I am at ass level, I promise not to stare"
Use Apps or websites designed for people with disabilities.
I wrote to 8 websites which claim to be specialized for people with disabilities. I received responses from the four of them which are listed below. In addition, I checked them with Statshow.com and in parentheses you will see the number of daily visitors at this moment.
Soulful Encounters (442)Whispers4U (472)
* Tuesday 8pm-10pm
Facebook Groups (number of members at time of publication)
Disability Dating (3500 members)
Disabled Dating Group (2000 members)
Single Men and Women in Wheelchairs Looking for Love (3500 members)