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When health problems equal heartache After some "horrible" results on other dating websites, Lana joined Prescription 4 Love and the STD-specific site
Both sites require members to disclose their illnesses upfront, clearing the air for what might be a deal-breaking revelation later.
Bridgetown, which is part of a family of churches formally known as Solid Rock, is unique in that about half of the 6,000-member church is made up of educated, unmarried college students and 20-somethings.
Having experienced challenges in his own dating life and even marriage, Comer is passionate about answering the young generation’s questions about relationships with raw, uncut and honest answers in Two years ago, Bridgetown hosted its “Loveology” event, where 2,000 college-aged adults attended a two-night, in-depth teaching series on the theology of love, marriage, sex, romance and singleness.
For that fee, members get a more personalized experience, as Date Able is more akin to an old-school matchmaking service.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 Tourette's 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 wouldn't 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.Ricky Durham founded Prescription 4 Love in 2006, inspired by his late brother Keith, who lived with Crohn's disease for 15 years before passing away in 2004. Though he doesn't find it appropriate to be a member of a community he founded, he says he can empathize with his members.A new breed of dating sites has emerged to play cupid for people with chronic diseases and disabilities.
Over the past five years, several sites -- such as Prescription4love.com, Nolongerlonely.com, and -- have launched to serve the needs of people with conditions ranging from bipolar disorder to Crohn's disease.Prescription 4 Love, which started charging in May 2009, is .95 per month, while most of the features on No Longer Lonely (including the dating service and chat rooms) are still free.