I'd like to think that if a sensible, and sensitive site like this existed, it would mean disabled people have a much better chance at love, but also much better chances of finding friendship, social groups and just networking!
Unlike regualre sites, this would start with a disclaimer that you must have a legitimage disability or the care of such an individual.
Words like "handicapped" or "mental retardation" are obviously hideous, so I believe probably the best name for this site might not include ANY of these words (unless in an acronym perhaps).
For a while there was a social group she joined of younger people, and that was great, but now she's 28 and I know, chances are she'll never find love.
She lives with my parents in a city of 100,000 (Cairns, Australia), so who knows...
The idea is for a free networking and dating site specifically for people with intellectual disability/learning difficulties AND their carers.
Originally I thought such a site should be for people with physical disabilities too, however since I had this idea I've noticed quite a few dating sites now exist for physically disabled people, especially those in wheelchairs, however the needs for those with learning difficulties is very different indeed.
From uniform dating, to websites that cater specifically for tall people, or those with a gluten intolerance, there really is a site out there for everyone.
So what do websites that are aimed specifically at disabled people offer, and who is using them?
This has prompted me to create a facebook group which I hope you will join...
or contact me directly if you support the idea and have suggestions!
Note there are many issues of "concent' here, so this website must come with some very serious/sensitive disclaimers AND must encourage/insitss that both carer and indivudial complete profiles together as a team.
Like a few dating sites have done already, a great idea would be to show the approximate address/suburb of people overlayed onto a Google map to help find people nearby.
I haven't search around too much on the web, so perhaps the site I've describe already exists, but if so I'm guessing it can't have been too successful or we would have heard about it!