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So you’ve signed up to SingleDisabled and you’re ready to start online dating for disabled singles - great! Here we’ll be taking you through some super practical tips for creating that perfect dating profile and how to meet people successfully on SingleDisabled!
Creating a profile on SingleDisabled is really easy and straight-forward. The sign up process consists of only a handful of questions, including a drop-down menu where you can choose your disability or condition, as well as whether your particular disability requires medication or hospital visits. This just gives us a much stronger sense of who you are!
This initial sign up process also includes options for you to tick some of your hobbies. This allows you to make better matches on the platform. For example, matching with someone else who is also adventurous and loves to travel.
Once you’ve created the initial sign-up process, it’ll be time to create the profile that perspective dates are going to see.
Of course a profile picture is pretty important when it comes to creating a dating profile but there’s no pressure to upload a photo straight away.
But when you do come to uploading your profile picture, there are some things you might want to consider and take on board:
First of all, don’t overthink it. Online dating is supposed to be fun - so don’t let the prospect of choosing an image stress you out
Your profile picture is a great chance to show people a snippet of who you are and your personality. So if you love bright colours, then you might want to upload a photo of yourself wearing a lovely bright outfit! Or if you love dogs, bring your pooch in for the photo!
Try and choose a photo where you’re smiling too. Studies have shown that those who smile in their dating profile pictures have a higher chance of matching with others.
And finally, don’t have anybody else in the photo with you. Studies have also shown that pictures of you on your own are more likely to get matches, as opposed to an image of you with a group of friends or a family member. It also makes it super clear who you are!
This is a really important part of your profile because it’s likely what will encourage people to either message you or not. But you don’t have to tell your life story in your dating profile!
It’s completely up to you what you choose to include in your bio - so think carefully!
As a platform for online dating for disabled singles, this is where you might want to mention your condition. But how much information you give away is completely up to you. Some people are more comfortable talking about their condition or disability upfront, some aren’t. Both are fine!
In fact, you don’t have to mention it in your bio at all if you don’t want to!
Your bio is a great place to give more interesting information about yourself, such as your job, your hobbies, your favourite things or perhaps even a sentence or two about your future plans and where you see your life going.
Once all of this is complete, it’s time to hit submit and start finding people! But don’t worry, you can always edit your bio at a later date if you want to change something.
So once you’ve created your incredible profile, you’ll be ready to start searching for people and potentially messaging perspective dates! But let’s just quickly go through how the search process works on SingleDisabled.
Once you log in you’ll see a page which allows you to scroll through users. This scroll function is incredibly easy to use and almost looks like a social media platform.
If you click on a users profile photo, it’ll give you a little more information about them and then you can decide whether you want to get to know them more or not.
If you’re looking for something more specific, you can also search through different criteria. This gives you a great chance of finding people who have similar interests to you!
It’s important to note that we don’t allow users to search via certain disabilities or conditions. There are two reasons for this:
We take the safety of our users very seriously. As well as implying the no search by disability feature, we also manually moderate all the content that gets uploaded onto our site to make your safety even more secure.
Every account or interaction that’s flagged by any user as inappropriate or harmful will get looked into and removed. Our main aim is to provide a safe and fun space for you to meet and connect with others - we don’t want anything ruining that!
Clicking on someone’s profile and actually talking to them are two very different things! And it can definitely be nerve-wracking if you’re new to online dating! So how do you confidently send that first message and what can you say for a successful response?
First of all, remember that you’re all on SingleDisabled for the same reason - to meet people, make friends or find love. And it’s important to ask yourself, “what’s the worst that can happen?” If they don’t reply - move on to the next!
When sending that first message, you don’t want to overthink it too much to the point where your message looks forced.
But you do want to say something that will catch their attention and encourage them to respond and want to find out more about you.
So you don’t want to be asking them about the weather in this first interaction!
Saying something funny or slightly odd is a good way to break the ice with a match you’re interested in talking to. These types of messages are likely to get people thinking, laughing or wanting to chat more.
When sending that first message - believe in yourself! Remember how amazing you are and trust that the right person will respond to you!
So now we’ve covered all the practical tips for online dating for disabled singles, let’s summarize how you can best find love on SingleDisabled.
For anyone new to online dating, you might think it’s a bit of a race to find your perfect match as soon as possible but this isn’t the case at all. You’ll want to take your time and really think about the people you want to message and the matches you’re making.
Mr or Mrs Right are unlikely to pop up on the first day of you using the site but having fun along the way and meeting a wide range of people (some of whom may become life-long friends!) is what it’s all about.
Looking in the right place when you’re using the site is really important. For example, if you’re deaf, you might want to consider checking out our Deaf Dating page. Similarly, if you’re an amputee, you might want to check out our Amputee Dating page.
And don’t forget we have that great feature which allows you to search via specific criteria, making it more likely you’ll find someone with similar hobbies or interests.
Making sure your profile is standing out from the crowd also makes it much easier to find connections on SingleDisabled. Showing your personality or humour is more likely to get people clicking and wanting to know more about you!
And believing in yourself is super important too. Remember your unique qualities and all the amazing things about you and know that there are people out there who want to meet someone just like you! Confidence can definitely be an issue in disabled dating for some people, so spend time working on that confidence.
There are tons of benefits of using a niche dating site such as this one, dedicated to online dating for disabled singles. Sadly, on regular dating sites, disabled people are less likely to get a message back once they mention their disability or condition.
But the chances of that happening of SingleDisaled is small - because we’re upfront about the fact that this is a site for disabled dating for both disabled and able bodied people.
If you’re not too comfortable talking about your disability or condition yet - perhaps you’re at the beginning of your diagnosis - then using a disabled dating site is a great way to build up your confidence in talking about your disability to people who could be potential partners.
Using a niche dating site like SingleDisabled also helps cut out the travel element of online dating because you can choose to match with local people. Travelling can be exhausting for those with particular conditions so for that reason, we recommend searching for love and companionship with local people.
SingleDisabled bridges the gap between able bodied and disabled relationships. As a site for both types of people, we encourage interabled relationships. Having a disability is not a burden and it does not define you as a person. So users on our site are open to meeting a whole range of different people!