Date of a different kind: App unites the disabled

Date of a different kind: App unites the disabled

Chennai: Elliot's Beach will play host to people with disabilities who are looking to find love, on Sunday. Inclov, a dating app that focuses on disabilities and health disorders, is organizing a meet-up for its users.

The app, by Delhi-based makers, takes forward online matches by assisting users to meet offline as well. The meet is for users who find it difficult to go out in public spaces. "Most of our users have limited options when it comes to social interactions and we want to help them come out of their shell," says Shankar Srinivasan, co-founder of Inclov. Sunday's meet at 5 pm will be a first in the city and will use activities like speed dating and dumb charades to keep the conversations flowing. "The idea is to make people aware of the limitations of each disability," says Shankar.

Finding a partner today has been reduced to a swipe on the smartphone screen and a profile picture makes all the difference. "I have tried several matchmaking sites and often a photograph does not make an impression especially when the disability is mentioned. A meet will give me a fair chance with prospective partners," says 35-year-old Madipakkam resident Narayanan Balakrishnan, who has a locomotive disability.

For most people with any kind of disability, physical intimacy is unknown territory and love the most elusive subject and

The initiative, that is open to all, is hoping to bring together like-minded people who look beyond physical appearances.

Source: The Times of India

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