The web is filled with dating sites, some of which are aimed at disabled people. These sites can be both free and commercial.
Free sites or those charging a nominal registration fee are usually aimed at dating, where the members get together to interact and socialise. Users interested in making new friends and finding dates as well as those looking to establish long term relationships use these sites.
Most commercial sites charge a membership fee and offer introduction and matchmaking services. With the aim of establishing relationships, rather than dates, these sites offer longer interaction facilities and detailed information about their members. Introduction services help find a compatible match using profiles while match making services are aimed at searching for life partners.
The rate at which the site charges its members depends on how much time and effort have gone into ensuring a compatible match and collecting and verifying the information given. Many free disabled dating sites offer basic information about the members. A subscriber can access photographs and information about the age, gender and location. They can get some basic information about the person’s preferences. But the sites warn the user that much of this information has to be taken at face value, as they are unable to check if details given are correct. Limited information also implies that finding a compatible match may turn out to be a matter of luck rather than a scientific matching process!
To solve this dilemma, some free disabled dating sites offer the option of upgrading membership. Free registration along with basic access to member profiles and certain other components of the site are facilities given to all who visit. Members looking for something more are given the option of various levels of up gradation at a charge. Thus members who are looking for more than a short term relationship also find the sites useful. At the same time, the dating site can use the financial resources thus collected to offer their members dependable and varied facilities of a high standard. Several widely used free disabled dating sites fall in this category. Their steady success in finding compatible matches stand testimonial to their reliability.
It is interesting that many free disabled dating sites are started by disabled people who themselves are looking for a match. They thus tend to be sensitive to their members and offer relevant and useful services.
However, dating sites attract their fair share of scammers and persons with a criminal bent. So be a little careful. It also pays to read the fine print as hidden costs in the form of separate charges for each service or resource accessed and unexpected bills sent at the end of the month are not unheard of! Thus one needs to exercise caution while choosing a free disabled dating site. Most sites offer tips and guidance about looking out for fake sites and scammers and following these can save users from becoming a victim.