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Recommended dating websites?

Lestat77
Lestat77 Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hey I'm Jen, I have a 21 year autistic son who wants me to help him to set up online dating so he can meet someone or even meet new friends near where we live.... The trouble is there are so many dodgy websites and disability app that have bad reviews and the last thing I want to do is put him danger. So has anyone got a good dating website they can recommend... Thanks
Jen

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  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 213

    Scope community team

    Hello Jen @Lestat77, welcome to the community! I've moved your post into the 'Dating, Sex and Relationships' category so that it can more easily be found. Thanks for reaching out and asking, it's a really good question.

    I'm sure our members have some advice, or can share their experiences with you. Please do let us know if you need anything further :)
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  • Lestat77
    Lestat77 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks Alex_scope hoping I get a few tips for my son. 
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,416

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    Hi @Lestat77

    Thanks for posting, I hope you are well.

    Have you ever come across the Outsiders Dating and Social Club platform? That might be worth looking into, here's their site.
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  • Tori_Scope
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    Hi @Lestat77 :) 

    In terms of meeting new friends, meetup.com may be of interest. It allows you to find groups and events in your area based around common interests. 

    The dating app Bumble also has a feature for finding friends called Bumble BFF, which might be of interest. You can put in some information about yourself and what you enjoy, and then 'match' with others that you'd like to chat to. 

    There's always a risk with both dating and socialising that people could be nasty, or not be who they say they are. It's therefore important that you take steps to protect yourself, such as:
    • not giving away too much personal information, such as full name, employment, address and so on before you trust the person
    • always meet in a public place 
    • make sure your son lets you know exactly where he'll be, and at what times
    • report any users you're suspicious of
    Get Safe Online have some further guidance, which you can read here.
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  • Lestat77
    Lestat77 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks Tori_scope... Appreciate the recommendations.
    Jen

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