Epilepsy dating sites
Eleven more categories were added four weeks ago: arthritis, burn victims, epilepsy, HPV, little people, lupus, multiple sclerosis, paraplegia, Parkinson's disease, quadriplegia and transplant patients.
The principle behind the site is that no matter the disorder, everyone with a special condition understands imperfection—and shares a need for love and acceptance.
"Even if they don't have the exact same illness, I'm hoping to find somebody that would understand what I go through and not see it as a burden," says David Eisikovits, 45, whose bowel disorder frequently forces him to stay inside.
Try Newsweek for only Ricky Durham created the Web site after watching his brother Keith grow increasingly lonely after being diagnosed with Crohn's disease: "It was really hard for him to tell someone he had a colostomy bag." Even though his primary goal was to connect people with the same condition, he ended up tapping into an underserved market—people with not one health problem but two or three.
advises that "honesty is your best relationship tool," but there is no explicit policy about disease.
She's divorced and beautiful, but she's also HIV-positive.
So last month, she signed up with Prescription4Love.com, a dating Web site for people with sexually transmitted diseases and other health conditions.
"My members are signing up with obesity, diabetes deafness—some have five conditions," says Durham.
Most mainstream dating sites leave it up to members to decide whether to disclose medical issues.
The explosive success of online dating was followed by a proliferation of sites catering to people with HIV and STDs.
Those were followed by sites like Irritated Being Single.com, for people with irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease, and C Is for Cupid, catering to romance seekers affected by cancer.
P4L is one of the few sites that cater to people with a variety of ailments.
Although P4L began with only 11 categories, lonely hearts with an array of conditions lobbied aggressively for inclusion.