Disability Horizons reader Simon Sansome, who met his wife online, debates the question. Many of these sites and apps now feature reporting functions that allow you to highlight questionable content in profiles, as well as direct abuse, allowing the dating site to do something about it. One of the most common bits of advice people give about dating is to "be yourself". For many disabled people, it can be embarrassing to talk about their disability so it helps if dating websites offer them the chance to say that they have a disability or ask other people whether they are willing to meet disabled people. But it is the sharing of stories like these that has made a huge difference, and online dating apps and websites have been proactive in tackling these issues, acting on the feedback. But all this does is play into the stereotype that disabled people can only date other disabled people.
Previously, you may have been concerned that there are few people like you on the site, or that there has been an inability to find people who share or care to understand your culture.
Is online dating becoming more accessible?
Other sites make their intentions known - that the website helps put disabled people in touch with others also afflicted with special conditions so that they have one major issue out in the open. You also may want to gauge their reaction in an online setting to be sure that they will accept you for who you are. Enter Search Text Search Submit. Donate to Easterseals Today Support Easterseals' work to help people with disabilities, veterans, caregivers and their families live full, independent lives and reach their goals. Dating shows, such as The Undatables, have been attempting to break down preconceived notions people have around dating and disabilities.