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Are online dating sites are ok for user with learning disability?

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Katiedimelow20
Katiedimelow20 Community member Posts: 48 Courageous
I tried using a disability dating service, but it was unsuccessful because I kept meeting older men who were older than me. Has tried Bumble but had little luck, as well as Hinge, which I was banned from for appearing to be young. I'm a woman of 24 years old. Had no success with love2meet. One of the guys I messaged on the disability site advised me to try Facebook dating if I wanted to meet others with learning disabilities. I also gave Tinder a shot. Facebook dating had mixed results.   On Facebook Dating, I did message two guys as well. I had an extremely rude person reject me, and then I met a new guy who was messing around on Facebook dating. He inquired about my long-term relationship preferences and requested my Snapchat.

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm not sure they would be the best for you to use mainly because of all the scammers and fake profiles you need to be so careful 

    Outsiders is a dating site for disabled people 

    Best is just to get yourself put there join clubs and groups and socialise 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @Katiedimelow20 :) Thanks for joining us!

    I'm sure that some people with learning difficulties find success using online dating sites and apps. That being said, it's important for everyone to look after their safety when using online dating sites or apps. RAINN have some tips on staying safe while online dating that you might find helpful to read.

    Have you tried attending any in-person social groups? These can be a good way of meeting new people with similar interests in a safe environment, and building your confidence up. You never know who you might meet there, too. 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • Katiedimelow20
    Katiedimelow20 Community member Posts: 48 Courageous
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    @Tori_Scope. I have tried learning disability groups and I am not interested in any guys there. Did join a youth club but some guys were already having girlfriends. The other guy was underage. 
  • Katiedimelow20
    Katiedimelow20 Community member Posts: 48 Courageous
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    @janer1967 I also has tried groups for learning disabilities and didn't found anyone in with common interest or was not interested in guys at groups 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sometimes it can be a good way of making new friends, who can then introduce you to people they know, and so on @Katiedimelow20. I know a few people who've met partners through being introduced by mutual friends. Does that make sense? 

    These things can take time, though. It can take a while to find the right person, so all you can really do is put yourself out there as much as you're comfortable doing, and seeing what happens. 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • Katiedimelow20
    Katiedimelow20 Community member Posts: 48 Courageous
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    @Tori_Scope I have tried to be friends but they don't know any single guys and I did ask used to be friends and they also refused. Did online form. Even ask my ex boyfriend if they know any single. Didn't get anywhere part from my ex tried to ask me out but did reject him. I wasn't interested since he did cheated.  I don't have women friends. Is has been very difficult to find good friends. 
  • svelpeeeette
    svelpeeeette Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    I been on different dating sites and some dating site were disabled dating or learning disabilities dating.
    Best Dating Site - https://hespac.com/datingus.htm I met my soul mate on here two years ago.. we have just had our first baby together and life couldn't be any better.
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