In our series of articles on dating, relationships, love and sex, we round up the top disability dating sites so you can find that special someone, or a great friendship.
Although we first published this article in 2015, we have updated it in 2018 with the latest information and latest disability dating sites.
From uniform dating to websites that cater specifically for tall people, or those with a gluten intolerance, there really is a site out there for everyone.
So what do websites that are aimed specifically at disabled people offer, and who is using them?
It’s free to join, search member profiles and send ‘flirts’ to other members, but upgrading to premium membership will open up many more features, such as live video chat rooms, private message facility and the ability to send emails to other members.
Disability Match UK is one of the biggest dating websites.
Free to join, Enable Dating has an easy to use interface and puts an emphasis on the safety of users, with guides to staying safe online, and in the real world if you decide to meet up for a date.
The site uses an email system that allows you to get in contact with other users without revealing your personal details.
There are three different levels of membership to the site – free trial, gold and VIP.While most websites users have some sort of disability, the site is also open to non-disabled users, who in the sites own words; “look beyond an obvious disability and focus on the whole person and a possible relationship they might enjoy.” The website has also been adapted for smartphones and tablets, meaning it is easy to browse potential matches wherever you are in the world.Outsiders is a social, peer support and dating club, run by and for disabled people.We’ve compiled a list of some of the biggest disability dating sites out there, and thrown in a general dating website too, as there’s no need to restrict yourself to disability-specific websites if you don’t want to.So whether you’re looking for love, friendship or something in between, here’s the lowdown on the top dating sites online today.