Love for less Niche sites are also a lot less expensive.Prescription 4 Love, which started charging in May 2009, is .95 per month, while most of the features on No Longer Lonely (including the dating service and chat rooms) are still free."And let's face it, depending on what [the illness] is, it could very well make you uncompetitive in the larger dating pool." Health.com: 28 days to a healthier relationship Fortunately, there are a number of alternatives.A new breed of dating sites has emerged to play cupid for people with chronic diseases and disabilities.As one of its first members, he should know: He met his wife, Lynn, at a Date Able Valentine's Day party in 1988."I didn't want to try it," says Watson, who has moderate cerebral palsy and was working as a national project director for the United Cerebral Palsy Association at the time.
Lynn lived 60 miles away, but we made it work." By pushing a "friends first" concept, which has been emulated in the communal blog and forum features of Prescription 4 Love, No Longer Lonely, and other illness-specific sites, Date Able members can get up to speed on the dating world in a familiar environment without the prying eyes of the Web.
Both sites require members to disclose their illnesses upfront, clearing the air for what might be a deal-breaking revelation later.