Have you ever started dating someone only to have them back away when they discovered your alter?Or have you backed away because someone tried to drag you to their church and didn’t understand that your spiritual practices were already fulfilling to you? She lives in Normal, Ill., a town with few single men around her age, let alone familiar and comfortable with disability. with your disability just makes it harder.” So this fall Ms. Several dating Web sites for singles with health problems have started up in the last few years. Nevius joined Dating 4 Disabled, a site for people with an array of disabilities, including paralysis and multiple sclerosis. These sites are generally small and run by one person or a small group. Getting to know someone in an online community of people with H. Among the almost 12,000 members of Dating 4 Disabled, for example, many specify the types of disabilities they would be open to dealing with in a long-term relationship.
But they’re also novel efforts to curb unsavory online behavior by it rather than moderating it after the fact.A Web site, Spiritual Singles.com, is attempting to be the answer.[Read below for a reader’s experience using the site.] According to the site, “Spiritual Singles is the world’s largest dating service exclusively for singles who value a healthy, holistic lifestyle, spiritual growth, yoga, meditation, raising the collective consciousness, world peace and being environmentally aware.” The introductory email you get when you sign up is a breath of fresh air, as it focuses on abundance and incorporates the prosperity principle of gratitude.The profile asks what you’re looking for in a partner and gives a number of options ranging from ‘marriage to the right person’ to ‘tantric partner.’ If you’re stringent about your mate’s dietary preferences, the site asks what your diet consists of, offering such choices as ‘vegan,’ ‘vegetarian’ and ‘raw foods only.’ It also asks for your religious beliefs, so you can let people know right off the bat whether you consider yourself to be ‘conscious,’ ‘spiritual,’ ‘a new thought practitioner,’ ‘pagan,’ ‘gnostic’ or follow a different set of principles and beliefs.You can also quickly see a potential mate’s beliefs and know whether you’re likely to have a spiritual match.