A new breed of dating sites has emerged to play cupid for people with chronic diseases and disabilities.
It’s true that to make a wish come true one has to dream about it and believe this is going to happen.
That’s just one of the many reasons Olivia Cantu and her mother, Kristen Fitzpatrick, started Spectrum Singles.com, a dating and social media site for people on the autism spectrum. ” RELATED: 10 Tips for Dating With Depression Both Cantu and Fitzpatrick are on the spectrum, and while there are already plenty of online communities for people with autism, the mother-daughter duo were disappointed to find that none of the website owners actually have the disorder.
People with autism may be worried about the perceived stigma surrounding their diagnosis or just the awkwardness of telling someone about it on a non-autistic dating site, Cantu told Buzzfeed News. “We wanted to create a website that brought together people on the spectrum for dating and friendships, but also be able to differentiate people’s spectrum traits,” Cantu told Buzz Feed News.
Since then, she has "kind of been hiding" from the dating scene.
Let's face it: How do you drop that bomb on a potential love interest? She considered a number of online dating venues, but she says asked too many questions on its enrollment form, e Harmony was too "religious," and My Space was too much of a "hookup zone." "I wanted to meet men with my same diagnosis so we wouldn't [need to] have 'the talk,' or fear of rejection and transmitting," she says.