That's the premise behind a new online dating website targeted at men and women who are unable to have sexual intercourse due to disease or disability.Created by Laura Brashier, a 50-year-old cervical cancer survivor, 2date4allows users to write details about themselves and look for others with similar interests.When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.Ilana Cass, a gynecologist oncologist at Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute in Los Angeles, told ABC.
The grown-up dater gives him a reasonable amount of time to show up, and then says a big “So what! Take care of yourself by initiating a conversation and sharing your needs and wants. (Because after all, your type hasn't worked or you would be reading this.)5.
The one thing they're looking for -- a partners who isn't looking for a physical relationship."2date4love is a dating site that enables people who cannot engage in sexual intercourse to meet and experience love, companionship and intimacy at its deepest level," the website reads.
The website has attracted more than 1,500 members since its Aug. Brashier, a hair stylist from Santa Margarita, Calif., told ABC's "Good Morning America" she was 37 years old and single when she was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer.
She struggled with dating for years following her recovery, fearful of finding intimacy.
She was inspired to start the website after months of aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments destroyed her vaginal tissue, making sex painful."I didn't want to be alone. "My reason is to help a lot of people like me if I can." It is estimated one in three Americans will have cancer in their lifetime, Dr.