Lonely? Try Prescription4Love

Here I’ve been diving deep into the issues of partners, possibly neglecting all the single PWDs outRx4love_logo there and their particular challenges. Well, today I found this: “Singles with special health conditions find cure for loneliness at Prescription4Love.com

For real. It’s an Internet dating service that helps connect people with “special conditions” seeking companionship, including diabetes, cancer, STDs, hepatitis, impotence or a physical disability.

Here’s how they describe themselves: “Honesty and integrity are hallmarks at Prescription4Love. By having clients divulge their health status upfront, the service nixes awkward conversations (and broken hearts). Instead, Romeos and Juliets can move on to other dating difficulties, like: What do you look like? What do you do? How much do you earn?”

Now I tend to cover these kind of things tongue-in-cheek, but I did want to note here that some of our best friends have found their partners on the Web! Really. One couple we know that met three years ago at JDate are having a baby this Fall. Hooray for technology! (And even though I’ve been married to my sweet German Goy-Boy for 15 years, I like to joke that if it doesn’t work out with him, I’m going shopping on the Net for a nice Jewish Diabetic Guy :)

So maybe Prescription4Love.com is worth a try? Site use is free for a limited time, followed by a subscription service, although the dollar amount wasn’t readily clear.


7 Responses

  1. Jo
    Jo July 9, 2006 at 4:16 am | | Reply

    Well what a great idea!

  2. Nick
    Nick July 9, 2006 at 8:41 am | | Reply

    Sounds good! At least at first. The website bills itself as
    “STD Dating Services”

    Doesn’t STD stand for “sexually-transmitted disease” ?


  3. AmyT
    AmyT July 9, 2006 at 9:12 am | | Reply

    Yes, Nick, STDs are one area of medical conditions they cover. I guess folks with those diseases like companionship, too.

  4. enoch choi
    enoch choi July 10, 2006 at 5:41 pm | | Reply

    i hope people talk to their docs to realize they can still catch different strains of the same virus– some of which are more virulent than others…

  5. AmyT
    AmyT July 11, 2006 at 3:37 pm | | Reply

    People: What I had in mind, of course, was diabetics looking for other diabetics. But since it’s a “full disclosure” website, you can easily avoid the STD folks if you wish.

  6. Ricky Durham
    Ricky Durham August 5, 2006 at 8:58 am | | Reply

    This website was thought up several years ago because my brother had Crohns Disease (under IBS). At times he could weigh between 75 lb. to 125 lb. He also had a Colostomy Bag. It was hard for him to disclose his disease to anyone. But it was really hard for him to tell someone he had a colostomy bag, when do you tell someone that you want to date that you have a colostomy bagā€¦.. the first time you meet, the first date, the second? So I thought if he met someone at a website where everyone had the same condition there would be nothing to disclose.

    He passed away July 15, 2004,(http://www.mem.com/display/biography.asp?ID=517377) back then the website was in the developmental stage but he liked the idea.

    As we were developing the website it came to my attention the different people around me who had different conditions that might want to use my website for friendship or love. We put in 11 conditions to start, thinking we could add more later. Some of the conditions were added just because I knew someone who had that condition, and maybe their diet led me to add them. Another friend was deaf and suggested that also should be added to the website.

    Its just an idea thought up for people who had certain conditions to better their lives through friendship or love.

    Ricky Durham
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  7. AmyT
    AmyT August 6, 2006 at 8:54 am | | Reply

    Hi Ricky,
    Thanks for your input. I deleted the ‘press release’ portion of your comment, in keeping with blog policy.

    Good luck with Prescription4Love!

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