A brief bit of time on the web shows there are a number of dating sites that have cropped up specifically for people with disabilities.As an added incentive, the sites are open to “Positive for Disabled” as members. Does this mean it’s actually okay to have a disability, or does it mean that I too can meet someone who is non-disabled? Still, dating sites for people with disabilities is a bit of a double-edged sword.Everyone susses out the best-looking matches first.

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Modern times offers a much better life – terrific technology, accessible transit (in some places), integrated schools and programs, famous people with disabilities as role models, and events like the Paralympics which demonstrates the abilities of extraordinary athletes with physical differences.

However, let’s be honest – there is still discrimination out there, and stigmas concerning certain types of disabilities exist especially for persons with mental illness. I understand the concept of a site designed to make it easier for us to meet other people.

But, as a woman with a disability who has been on a few of these sites to attract my own life-partner, I have found one constant thread amidst all the posts and pictures.

For the most part, people seem to focus on the words “fit and healthy”. People want to look like the myriads of commercials they see on television, in magazines, and online. The world of virtual dating is a treasure trove and a mine field.

Our members are carefully screened to ensure our site remains scammer free.

When a scammer does manage to get through our screening process they are immediately removed.

As a woman with a disability it’s a difficult choice to make.

Do I limit myself only to possible partners with disabilities, or do I tread into murky waters and try to meet a non-disabled partner?

Of course, many men and women of all ages seek more than just an attractive/sensual partner.