Jacqueline Child has a connective-tissue disorder, and unfortunately faced ableist comments from other users on dating apps. She and her sister decided to set up their own app, Dateability, to make finding love, accessible.
In an interview with The Washington Post, the sisters explain that they wanted to create a welcoming environment for those who are disabled or living with a chronic illness and wish to start dating.
“The bottom line is disabled people have sex, and they are worthy of sex and relationships” says Jacqueline Child.
Users won’t be required to submit medical information to the app to verify an illness, as the app will also welcome those who have relatives or friends with disabilities.
The app launches on the 21st of October, with users seeing other singles across Canada, Mexico and the U.S.