Perhaps the technology that helped disabled individuals to fulfil an almost impossible feat of socializing and finding friends in a phenomenal way was the internet which totally paved the way for online dating.
It looks easy enough to surf the internet and look for sites that offer online disabled dating services. There are hundreds of disabled dating sites to choose from, but finding a reputable site that offers straightforward and secured services could be the real challenge here.
1. Preparing your dating profile. Your dating profile can make or break your chances of finding the love or friendship that you seek in disabled dating so you should put a lot of thought in this before posting it. Tt is the only material people can judge you at the moment and if they don’t like what they see there, then you might have to wait for a long, long time before somebody risks connecting with you. So what makes a good dating profile?
It should be factual but creative, interesting, and positive. Mention your interests or hobbies so they will know you could be fun and interesting. Never exaggerate or lie about yourself. It will be found out sooner or later and relationships won through lies never stand a chance
Let them know what your disability is, a straightforward, clinical description of the disability would be ideal so your prospective date will know what they will be dealing with. Not mentioning it in the profile can even lessen your chances of finding a date.
Post a good, (not blurred) current photo of yourself, not something that was taken a decade ago. Post a close-up of a smiling photo and another full-body photo of you.
Indicate what you are looking for in a prospective date, something that is in between generalities and specifics for matters that are really, really important to you. Just remember that you cannot be looking for a “perfect” date because that will be unrealistic and will drastically reduce your chances of meeting someone.
2. Choosing your prospective dates
After you have posted your great dating profile, all you have to do is wait for responses from interested members. Your search will be less complicated if you stick to the type of person you really want to hook up with because even if you have indicated in your profile your preference, there is no stopping other types from wanting to contact you because of your irresistible charm. Unless you want to stress yourself out trying to reply to all the respondents, decide on if you want quantity or quality.
Rushing to set-up face to face encounters with your new online friends is not really advisable as it could lead to disappointments or worse traumatic outcomes. You have been waiting for this opportunity so don’t ruin it by recklessness.
3. Stay safe. Even good intentions can be tainted by unscrupulous elements who think that disabled individuals are more vulnerable and helpless and can be easily taken advantage of. So don’t throw caution to the wind.
Never divulge your contact information; create new email address just for this purpose
Never share personal information
When going out on a date, always let your friends or family members know where you will be and who you are with
Trust your guts. If you feel that something is not right about your date, then follow your instincts. It’s better to be safe than sorry.