Dating With Disabilities: How to Break the Ice Online

In today’s world, online dating favors physicality. Opinions are based on looks, not personality which can be hard for someone dating with disabilities.

The first-marriage rate is only 24.4 per 1,000 amongst people with a disability, compared to those without one which is higher at 48.9.

People with disabilities typically don’t start dating until much later in life. To better the odds, read these tips for improving your online dating game.

Breaking the Ice When Dating with Disabilities

When it comes to this subject, many able-bodied people don’t know what to do. They don’t know how to approach it.

Should they mention how your wheelchair matches your outfit nicely in your picture? Or they wonder if it’s insensitive to ask a lot of questions.

Follow these tips to break the ice effectively.

Include Humor into Awkward Situations

When you infuse humor into the situation, your potential date becomes a little more at ease. It also shows your confidence.

This initiates the conversation for you to be further open, which leads on to the next topic.

It’s Okay to Mention Your Disability If It’s Not Noticeable

Be sure to discuss it in a lighthearted way and not as a burden. When you’re positive about it, everyone else will be too.

People will have questions and if you’re uncomfortable answering, tell them. If they don’t understand why then they aren’t right for you.

Embrace Rejection

This part of dating with disabilities is hard but most important. If you’ve been rejected, take it in stride. For whatever reason they’re not interested, move on.

When the right one comes along, you’ll know. They’re interested in you and the greatness you have to offer.

If you’re finding a lot of people are asking too many questions, here’s how to fill out your online profile.

Information to Include in Your Online Dating Profile

Do your research when it comes to finding an online dating site. Some are for those with disabilities while others may have a small section for it.

Once you find one or two you like, now it’s time to fill out your information. Here’s what to include in all the sections.


Honesty is the best policy, right?

When it’s time to write your ‘about me’ section, be honest about your disability. Hiding it will only catch your potential date off guard if you show up in a wheelchair or with a carer.


Smile! Your smile explains a lot more about you than your disability does. Potential dates will see this and are invited to learn more.

It’s okay if you don’t feel comfortable posting a photo of yourself right away.

Instead, add one when you’re ready. This gives a chance for you to be seen by your personality first.

Wrapping Up

Online dating is a world of chance. Some people are narrow-minded while others are a great catch.

When it comes to dating with disabilities, remember to be honest. It’s not worth it to chase someone who doesn’t want to be. You’ll know in your heart when the right one is there. Until then, contact us today to get started on your profile!


  1. Holly

    August 8, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I do need help on how to fill out the right profile. Can you help me with this?

  2. Christopher Shaw

    August 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Hi Girl

    Christopher Shaw

  3. geraldgawlikjr

    August 9, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Holly, I literally just started using this site out for around 4 hours, it took quit a while just to get my personal info set. So I comtacted the company and helped me out . Ever since the last few hours scrounging looking for a match on here . For me and my shyness, POF and Cupid was just a waste of money..
    Besides that, GOOD LUCK☮️🤓

  4. Atmaram

    August 10, 2017 at 8:36 am

    I am physically handicap person both leg but can do any work. I live in Kota (Raj.). Spelt many time in life along. Now feel to anyone me needed a life partner. who can understand me and family. I have back support. If any Interested me please contact 9887346810. Can Believe me will be very happy you.

  5. denise duganitz

    August 16, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    I was wonding why I cant talk to the people I did pay for the speacheal bridge

    • denisebutterfly1

      September 5, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      hi my name is denise duganitz I have a diability I live in Annapolis md I would love to go on a date I love going to dinner to the movies to the mall to dancing and spending time with my date and getting to know him and what he is like I went on dates with other guys all they wanted was sex that was the first thing on there mind I love taking long walks and setting and talking to who I date I do care about if they are in a wheelchair some people think I am dumb but I just have a disability I have seizures but I had none in a yr I take meds in the morning and and at night I have my own apt I can cook clean and do my own clothes I all so I take my meds on my own I hope I can get a date soon

  6. Michael Garner

    August 16, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    I have dated women with disabilities and we did just fine. I live in New Mexico and I am easy to get along with in case anyone is interested .

  7. Loretta Washington

    August 22, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Hello, I am writing for my son who has sent several request for help logging in
    however he still hasn’t received any respond. He have been waiting to get the
    link that is to assist because of log in problems and still no respond.

    I would appreciate some communication, to resolve this if we are expected to pay money and join.

    Thank you

  8. denisebutterfly1

    August 23, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    I would love to meet a nice guy and go on a date live in Annapolis md I’m single

  9. Linda Sanders

    August 23, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    I am writing on behalf of my daughter. My husband and I look at her disabilities (and anyone’s ) as special gifts. She is 31 and loves life, she is fun to be with, likes to laugh, likes to go to movies, likes to do puzzles and play cards, and likes to walk for exercise. We live near Kansas City. If any men or women in our area are interested in getting a group of young people together for social gatherings and potential dating, please contact me. Thank you.

  10. Loretta Washington

    September 5, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Again, I am writing on behalf of my son, who’s 41 but looks 30, a great guy who is high functioning autistic. He works, drives, loves to go bowling, and like many with learning disabilities, he is lonely and wants a lady in his life. I was hoping special bridge would help him find a companion, but one will even communicate with me about problems logging in. Why will no one from this organization help me and others
    that are having similar issues??

  11. Mary

    September 20, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    I’m looking for a Mr Right I’m disable I have M.S I have a daughter she is disabled .I’m a good person..just need a honest loving caring man .I enjoy life . music dancing.on bad days we could have wheel chair races .I’m a homebody ..I’m looking to start life over in Florida…..let’s give it a chance..god bless have a good Day


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