Dating sites for people with learning disabilities

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Visit the Mencap website for more Dating Dos and Don’ts.Mencap is a UK organisation that supports people with learning disability.Let your friends, family and support workers know that having a relationship is important to you and ask for their support. They’ll be able to support you to join social groups, find work or study so you can meet people who share your interests.The more people you meet, the more likely you are to find someone special.

Remember, you may not find your dream date so it’s better to think about the qualities that are most important to you and be flexible about other things that are less important like hair colour or height.

Always let a friend or family member know where you are going and who you are meeting.

Sometimes it’s best to arrange a quick date the first time – maybe just grab a coffee during the day to make sure you hit it off – then you can plan a second date for another time.

And when you’ve finished writing your profile, you may want to get a friend or support worker to read it first – how do they think it sounds?

You should be honest with people – but it’s important that you don’t tell them everything about yourself.

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