Any Apps Out There for Inter-Abled Dating?

WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Posts: 259Moderator Moderator
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Hello Everyone! We at WAGS of SCI get plenty of messages each week from paralyzed men asking if we have an app that is for dating able bodied women. We always say no, because we do not run one, but, we also dont know where to refer them!

We also have some women who message us who have either been broken up with by a man with paralysis and feel like that connection is missed and want to see if we know any single men in chairs who are interested in dating. They always say they dont want to come across as creepy ... and its very taboo!

Anyone know of any apps out there for this?

Thanks!


Your WAGS of SCI
(Elena and Brooke)

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  • prc_Bethprc_Beth Posts: 14Moderator, Information Specialist Information Specialist
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    I haven't heard of any apps as of yet. Has anyone else?
  • WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Posts: 259Moderator Moderator
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    I'll take a stab at this...
    (Brooke and I sometimes answer each other's feeds and questions, LOL)

    Dating is an interesting enough topic on it's own and I'm not 100% sure 
    Your WAGS of SCI
    (Elena and Brooke)
  • prc_Bethprc_Beth Posts: 14Moderator, Information Specialist Information Specialist
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    I know you were looking for apps, but there are websites you can use. The PRC has a fact sheet with this information. Please call and ask to speak to an Information Specialist and we can send you the updated version of the fact sheet. The Information Specialist team can be reached at 800-225-0292 or 973-467-8270. You can also reach the IS team here: https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/ask-us-anything
  • ZcollieZcollie Posts: 162Moderator Moderator
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    I have never hear of one but, that would be really interesting if there was a inter-abled dating app.
    Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. -SONIA RICOTTI
  • WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Posts: 259Moderator Moderator
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    @Zcollie
    we have heard from people that it is needed, but lots of people think that it would promote “creeps” who take advantage of people in vulnerable situations. We happen to disagree with that, and feel that if the app and whoever develops and runs it had a proper “vetting” process and proper procedures in place, if the app was done well, it could be a great tool for inclusion and highlighting people for WHO they are, not what disability they have. - Brooke 
    Your WAGS of SCI
    (Elena and Brooke)
  • ZcollieZcollie Posts: 162Moderator Moderator
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    @WAGSofSCI Yeah true. I could see how it could attract creeps with weird fetiches. I have heard stories of people like that. However I also agree that an app like that could benefit a lot of people who are serious about dating. Hopefully one day an app will be created that is properly designed like you said.  
    Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. -SONIA RICOTTI
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