Although dating will be a part of the site, disabled people and their carers can also set their profiles (in fact it will be the default) to "seeking friends" and thus can network with similar individuals or social groups in their neighbourhood. However, if like me, you've complained at times how hard it is to find someone special - image how difficult it is for people with handicaps.My older sister has learning difficulties - school was very hard for her - kids teased her relentlessly and in our small city there really wasn't anyone one else we knew with similar age and level-of-disability.there may be someone right for her out there, but our chances of meeting a person with suitable and similar level of ability by pure chance/serendipity is astronomically low.
This has prompted me to create a facebook group which I hope you will join...
or contact me directly if you support the idea and have suggestions!
As well as matching you with potential partners, it gives a real insight into how you behave in relationships, and what really makes relationships work. When using the site, members can only communicate through Parship’s anonymous contact and messaging system.
At all points, you choose whether you supply another member with further personal details.
The idea is for a free networking and dating site specifically for people with intellectual disability/learning difficulties AND their carers.
Originally I thought such a site should be for people with physical disabilities too, however since I had this idea I've noticed quite a few dating sites now exist for physically disabled people, especially those in wheelchairs, however the needs for those with learning difficulties is very different indeed.Parship works hard to make sure you don’t have to worry about security and privacy when looking for a partner online: 128bit SSL encryption. Parship has plenty of dating tips to help you make the most of your online dating experience. It is a relationship site based on a unique compatibility test which assesses the way each member is likely to behave in a relationship and assesses personality, aspirations, interests and lifestyle.Why not sign up for an account and take our personality compatibility test today?It’s free and may be just what you need to start you off in your quest for that special someone.For a while there was a social group she joined of younger people, and that was great, but now she's 28 and I know, chances are she'll never find love.She lives with my parents in a city of 100,000 (Cairns, Australia), so who knows...Although there are numerous dating sites (see: Online Dating Sites), none I've seem to cater for the needs of people who are intellectually less-abled.Such individuals often depend on a carer to watch out for their interests and thus this site will be unlike other dating and networking sites in that the carer will create their own profile coupled to the individual(s) they care for.(updated: July 2011) Ideas I've publicly posted here I'd love to implement myself, but I know I (realistically) don't have enough time and/or resources.While most people keep their ideas secret, I'd prefer someone else implement and benefit from this idea rather than it fade in my head and never happen!