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Even in our post–Americans With Disabilities Act society, notes Watson, failing to mention that youre confined to a wheelchair or dealing with another type of handicap might bring a first date to an abrupt end after a courtesy “Im sorry” drink.

Next Page: The stigma of mental illness [ pagebreak ]The stigma of mental illness People with physical disabilities arent the only ones who face stigma while dating.

“But I probably knew everybody in my community and nobody I knew wanted to date me or vice versa.

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.

“If youre mentally ill, its kind of a hostile world out there.

“Its easier to get rejected via email, and you can take baby steps online without hunting outside.” Though Prescription 4 Love didnt yield any dates for Lana, this fast-growing online community offers an alternative to mainstream dating sites for thousands of singles.

Now three years old, the site currently has 8,000 members who represent nearly 40 health conditions ranging from genital herpes (2,425 members) to Tourettes syndrome (32 members). “He was having a hard time with that, so I thought if he could find someone who had the same disease, or someone with a colostomy bag, he wouldnt really have to discuss that.” Since launching the site, Durham, 48, who previously dabbled in the stock market and worked as a bartender, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

People with mental health problems, from chronic depression to schizophrenia, have also benefited from specialized sites.

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Jim Leftwich, 39, a college librarian from White Plains, N.

Y., has lived with schizoaffective disorder, a condition that combines features of schizophrenia and mood disorders (such as depression), since 1992.



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