Dating sites for only bipolar people
What do you think; are these statements true or false? “Everyone my age is married but me.” FALSE In fact, between ages 18 and 34, the percent of PWDs who have never married is 74%. If we consider all adults ages 18 and older, 41% of PWDs are married as are 52% of adults without disabilities (Schur, Kruse, & Blanck, 2013). “Online dating is only for losers.” FALSE Surely not, in that according to the Pew Internet (2016), 27% of American adults ages 18 to 24 have used online dating, 15% of Americans overall. For example, the share of 55- to 64-year-olds who use online dating doubled from 6% in 2013 to 12% in 2015. “There’s no website for people like me.” FALSE Of course, there is no reason why a PWD cannot use a dating app or online dating site like OKCupid, Tinder, Bumble, and e Harmony.
However, PWDs may have an advantage and feel more comfortable when using sites targeted directly to them.
They say they would rather be in jail than be on medication for their mental illness. Sometimes you have to say goodbye to a person with a mental illness. This mental illness reality is unbearably painful as it will shortly result in his having nowhere to live. I’m not mean, uncaring, inflexible, unhelpful or cruel.
They can’t take care of themselves and they are going to end up on the street. Sometimes you have to cut a person with mental illness out of your life. I’m telling people to save themselves from the gosh darn Titanic.
1) Last week, at an amazing conference called “Breaking Silences, Demanding Crip Justice: Sex, Sexuality and Disability”, at Wright State University, my colleague Erica Tachoir and I presented research on online dating to an enthusiastic, participating audience.
To start, we introduced six common statements of potential online daters with disabilities (PWDs). Census, most people (65%) in this age group without disabilities also are never married.
Any other True or False statement about online dating with a disability that you can think of?
Please send, and I will try to address them in a future blog.
There are at least a couple of bipolars and likely a schizophrenic or two hiding in the wings. People who won’t get treatment and continue to hurt you are the Titanic.
Lets take a further look at two of these examples, shall we?
The Saving Diva Saving Diva setup a Plenty of Fish profile and has commented that she receives many short lame messages containing such subject lines as Hi, cute pic, etc.
Along with Dating Diva, she also received a lot of crappy email messages: "I find that every time I enter the site and cruise around, there are five emails waiting after only a couple of minutes.
What this means of course is sifting through a lot of crap, such as: ”Hey baby”—crap, “Can I see more pictures?