It is important for all adults to socialize with like-minded individuals. When physical or mental challenges are present, socializing becomes even more crucial for emotional health. Online meeting places for the disabled are becoming more common and some are perfect for developing true relationships. Special Bridge is one such site that provides an opportunity to meet new friends with similar lifestyles and interests.

Private Members Only Site

Special Bridge is a wonderful dating and social site that allows people to build friendships or find romance. This private site ensures that its members feel comfortable and safe while corresponding with others. Unlike other popular dating sites and mainstream social media, Special Bridge is geared towards people with special needs and who share commonality in their lives.

Confidence Booster

There is a new level of confidence that arrives during positive communication with new people. Sending messages and looking forward to replies can improve the mood of a person as they build relationships of friendship or romance. Exchanging positive messages and letters can become the highlight of a person’s day.

No Pressure

One of the obvious perks of communicating online is the lack of pressure. Conversations are not hurried and a person may take their time forming thoughts before having to initiate or reply to another person. In real life, conversations are often rushed as people form first impressions. With online conversations, the atmosphere is relaxed which puts people at ease with one another.

Comfort and Safety

Family members may have concerns when it comes to dating sites for their disabled children or siblings. Disabled dating sites are growing in number and are more appealing to most as opposed to the popular matchmaking websites that are open to the public. Parents especially want to make sure that contact is devoid of possible cruelty or victimization. A reputable disabled dating site may provide a certain level of safety while offering the opportunity to create lasting relationships. Sites such as Special Bridge provide a reasonably safe environment for adults where they can socialize within an understanding community.

Romance or Friendship

People of all ages can enjoy the thrill of writing to someone with a personal interest in them or to discuss a shared hobby. A site dedicated to those who live with mental challenges is very helpful in assisting people with personal growth. These types of sites provide an instant connection for dating or developing friendship. With online communication in a protected environment, the possibility of meeting a quality individual(s) is very real. When joining a disabled dating site, the benefits of socializing are immediate.

Benefits of Socializing

Human beings are social creatures. It has been proven that when people who feel loved and supported, have friends and enjoy outside interests, they live longer lives and are much happier than those who remain solitary. With love, acceptance, and laughter people have been shown to live longer than they might when living without social encounters. When a person is surrounded by activities, affection, and communication, they enjoy a sense of purpose that may otherwise not be there. Making new friends or looking for love online has all of these potential benefits.

New Relationships

By joining one or more disabled dating sites, a person is sure to grow their confidence and look forward with anticipation to social encounters (cyber or otherwise). With reputable dating sites for the disabled community, such as Special Bridge, adults with mental challenges have safe opportunities to have a love interest and/or friendships.

Families may take comfort in finding an outlet for their loved one where they may find real joy in corresponding with people who share their interests, issues, and hopes. Socializing can produce happier people. Acceptance and understanding are things that all humans desire; a disabled dating site may provide key ingredients for healthy relationships.

In this type of elite community, people may experience truer relationships than those forged on sites that are not discerning and are open to the general public.


  1. Profile photo of Andrew Young
    Andrew Young

    December 21, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Well written article.

  2. R Mark Heemstra

    February 25, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    This site looks interesting, has much promise, must do research before ultimate decision is reached. But in the future, I can definitely see myself as a member.

  3. Maila

    March 15, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I once dated a girl with HSV. She told me very soon. If she hadn’t and something had depeloved, I would have been angry; it is hard to anger me. It would not have been pretty.

  4. Tiffany Knox

    March 24, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Hi my name is Tiffany im single i am
    26 years old i have dated before im
    Lookingfor the right guy between 20and30 i like to go to movies i don”t like scary ones i like to go out for coffee out for lunch at i hop

    • Prem

      January 3, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Hi…tiffany…i am prem (pranav) and i am also searching partner who come with me fir outing , movie and sime good time spend near beach and talk related to know more each other … my number is +64 22 0309017….
      But if some one here for time pass only dont contact me …

  5. Brooke

    March 25, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Hi I am not a member because there is no one local on the site. I am 23 .. down syndrome.

    • Profile photo of Shaylan

      May 18, 2015 at 12:28 am

      What is local for you?

  6. Andrew Cohen

    December 16, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Enjoy reading your interesting blog and I do believe that people who were born with their disability or having it for a long period of time are more comfortable with themselves and most of the time you can see it by the way they present themselves.

  7. Profile photo of MaryJo Repak
    MaryJo Repak

    December 28, 2015 at 2:12 am

    What a great article. I just hope I find love on here in my are a(syracuse ny

  8. Britt Ivey

    December 31, 2015 at 9:54 am

    My names Britt I am 37 years old and have cerebral Palsy. I would love to meet someone who has a similar disability.

  9. Jerry

    January 5, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Hi, I am 33 and handsome African American male. I live in Michigan. Is the a female in Michigan who would like to exchange photo and meet? I am very high functioning Down Syndrome. Would like to hear from a pretty learning disabled female. Thank you.

  10. Profile photo of Shyron Johnson
    Shyron Johnson

    March 24, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Hi, I’m shyron I’m a 28 male with epilepsy i would love to find a loving woman between 25-30 who loves God, living simple, looking to start new. Open minded. Inside the kid at heart hasn’t left her 🙂

  11. Rasheedah Mahali

    April 20, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Hi, my name is Rasheedah, I am a 36 yo female with Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome/Disease (aka LND). I would love to meet a male or female with this disease but I just want to meet
    other people my age with or without a physical disability. I live in New Jersey in a facility called Matheny Medical and Educational Center. I like going out to movies, clubs and restaurants and doing other fun activities. Special Bridge sounds like a place where people
    can go to find other people looking for friends or mates with special needs.

  12. Sarah

    August 12, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Hi. My name is Sarah and i am 32 years old. I was born with Scoliosis and Spina Bifida Occulta. I live in the UK. I am looking for email friends who also have a physical disability. My email is Please put email friends in the subject line if you email me.

  13. Profile photo of Frederick Brown
    Frederick Brown

    October 11, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Hi I am Fred and i am looking for someone special, just for me. i loved to go to movies, eat out and travel. I am 31 and i have never had a real girl friend. I would love to get to know someone who could be my girl.


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