Special needs parents dating site

She said: "I didn't give it much time before I said my son was autistic.

"I thought there was no point continuing to chat to people on those sites if they were going to run a mile - and to be honest, about 60 per cent of them did.

Ms Stooks, who launched the website last week, said: "I, as a single mother, was fed up of that initial thing of explaining to anyone I met on other dating sites that I had a special needs child.

"We're not segregating these parents - it is a typical online dating site - but there is that facility for parents of special needs children to meet each other." Ms Stooks, who met her new partner online, said she became exasperated after spending three years meeting men who were not interested in dating the mother of a youngster with special needs.

A single mother with an autistic son has launched what she believes is the UK's first Internet dating site for parents of children with special needs.

Jane Stooks, 43, of Clifton, near Bicester, said potential partners were scared off when she revealed her nine-year-old son George had severe autism.

I'd love to hear from any of you in my situation (or who have experience with friends in this situation).

Oh, please, don't for one minute think he's my dilemma, because he's not.

I have a close family friend whose parents divorced when she was young, and it was a tough experience for everyone to go through.

Their world was turned upside down as she went from a full household to living with just her mom and seeing her dad a couple of times a week.

One of the great reasons to use a special needs dating website, like Special Bridge, is that there is no stigma attached to revealing the nature of a developmental disability.

Since everyone on the site has similar issues, you and your child can focus on writing a profile that shows off a great personality.

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