Living with a disability is far different today than it was 15 or 20 years ago. At the turn of the century, isolation, marginalization, and stigmatization were words usually associated with the disabled community. Nowadays, lots of towns and large cities are proud of their accessibility for the disabled, and most of them are competing with who offers the best living conditions for its disabled residents. Dating for the disabled came into the picture recently when niche-based online dating really took off, making the life of disabled singles that much easier. They have welcomed the launch of the new site Disabled Mate with open arms.
According to the 2012 census, nearly 1 in 5 people have a disability in the US, which amounts to 56.7 million individuals or 19 percent of the entire population. As striking as these numbers are, it’s hard to say how many disabled people are single and looking to date, but it’s safe to say this is a pretty large community that is always looking to expand the contents that are available to it. With this in mind, Disabled Mate could not have come at a better moment.
Internet access has provided many new options to disabled singles looking to meet new people and widen their social circles. Dating for people with disabilities is even more stressful than dating for their able-bodied counterparts, but a dating website like Disabled Mate puts their mind at ease as it connects them with other disabled folks in search of a partner, which not only brings discrimination down to a minimum but also increases the pool of potential dates.
In the future, we can only expect more from online disabled dating, and as for Disabled Mate, the entire community can’t wait to see what it does next.