The process of dating itself is generally highly choreographed so that each person can demonstrate their assets and not their flaws.
But what if, like me, your most characteristic trait is the thing that discourages people from dating you in the first place?
Listing yourself on a dating site is no longer daunting or seen as an act of desperation.
- the show where strangers meet and undress each other immediately, getting to know each other on a bed (it’s awkward but entertaining viewing) - promoting diverse dating and casts people with disability. Even though he fit her criteria, 30 minutes was enough for her to know she didn't want to see him again.
In episode three, Johnny, a process worker from Bendigo (who has a disability - he's deaf) and Charlotte, a restaurant manager from Melbourne, are paired. She likes "skinny, fit guys covered in tattoos" - and Johnny fits the bill. I empathised, sighing at the reality that no matter how nice, attractive, funny and smart we are, our disability is often the deal breaker.
Over the years many singles have connected through our unique service and have been married as a result.
Our members say that meeting someone here is far more comfortable than on regular dating sites, as you don't have to start explaining any mobility issues or conditions you may have, to a prospective partner.
Regardless of the site you choose, your profile is the first step in linking you with other people.
Operators advise users to spend plenty of time writing their profile and choosing appropriate photos to increase your chance of a suitable match. RSVP marketing director Lija Jarvis says it can take time to find suitable matches.
Thousands of handicapped singles login daily to share photos, chat live with webcams, and search 1000's of fellow disabled singles from across the USA, UK and the rest of the world.
- State of the art website features - Webcams, Audio and Video Profiles!
Australian-owned sites RSVP and Oasis Active both use key words to search for people with common interests.