Dating website for people with disabilities
Young adults of every ability level have the desire to love and be loved, to make friends, and seek companionship.
Special Bridge is unique in that it's specifically designed as a special needs dating site - assisting people in making meaningful connections through online matching and communication, as well as through site-sponsored group events.
The site's design gives each member a rich experience without the sensory overload that some other websites are prone to, which can be difficult for people with autism to process.
A low monthly membership fee for each user will go towards covering the costs of operating the site, and will eventually be used to pay for group outings that will allow people to meet face-to-face in a fun and safe environment.
"The site's design gives each member a rich experience without the sensory overload that some other websites are prone to"Special Bridge is a new dating website due to launch in December 2013 that will cater to adults with autism, Down's Syndrome, developmental delays, and special needs.
It's goal is to create a supportive environment that allows people to create meaningful friendships and romantic relationships.
Finally, dessert was done, and Stephen began gathering the nerve to approach her.
That’s when he saw a detail that stopped him in his tracks: Marietta was in a wheelchair.
Marietta was among the dozen or so guests already seated at the table when he finally arrived, half frozen, snow still clinging to his hair.
Special Bridge is the creation of Michael Robbins and Lauren Ellis, who wanted to create a unique experience for people with special needs to find companionship with new people with similar disabilities and developmental delays.
This was an idea borne out of Lauren's experience with her sister. Ellis recently talked about what motivated her to start this special website, saying, "I am very familiar with this community, as my sister Jaclyn has been mildly mentally delayed due to chronic health issues her entire life, and watching her struggle to make new friends and find people to relate to with similar conditions has always been a concern."Upon doing some research, Ms.
Members can meet people who live just down the street or on the other side of the country, making true friendships that simply aren't always possible outside of the Internet.
The low-pressure atmosphere encourages people to get to know each other as opposed to quickly making a match.