Best Dating Sites for People With Psoriasis

by Alisha Bridges Patient Advocate

What are your thoughts on dating someone who has your disease? In another article Psoriasis and Relationships: Dating, Marriage, Kids, and Genetics, I discussed my thoughts on dating someone else with psoriasis and the probability of our kids having the disease. There are pros and cons to dating someone with your condition. While you will have someone who is most definitely more understanding and can relate to what you are going through, you do put your future children at risk, and health care is guaranteed to be more expensive.

Although everyone’s thoughts on the issue is different, there are a few sites that are solely dedicated to those with chronic conditions, including psoriasis:

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Do you need a Prescription 4 Love?

The dating site Prescription 4 Love has over 30 different diseases they feature on the website, including skin diseases. According to the website’s mission page, the creator Ricky Durham started the website in honor of his brother who had Crohn's Disease, an inflammatory disease that affects the intestines. It will cost you about $9.95 a month which is about the same cost of other popular dating sites such as Tinder or Plenty of Fish. But don’t let the cost deter you. There are still a lot of features that will allow you to interact with users for free.

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Psoriasis Singles

I recently signed up for a site called Psoriasis Singles, just to see what it was all about. Unfortunately there are only 4 potential suitors in Atlanta, so hopefully your luck is a bit better than mine. The creator started the website after dealing with the physical and emotional toll from psoriasis herself. Her goal was to create a comfortable place for those with psoriasis to have the option to choose someone who would understand and could relate to their struggle. It’s designed similar to your typical dating site: You can review profiles, send flirty smiles, and private messages. I think at this point due to site being so new, there aren’t many options. However, I can definitely see it increasing in a few months to a few years. For now the website is free.

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It’s not too late for DermaDate

The DermaDate dating website is dedicated to anyone dealing with any type of skin condition including diseases, burns, and birthmarks. While the process to sign up for this website isn’t long, it did ask more questions than the other sites I reviewed for chronic diseases. Some of the more interested questions included what is your condition, how long have you had it, and where is it located. So I signed up for this site, but have yet to receive an activation link, hopefully it will come soon. Despite the slow start, the site looks promising. The site is not free, but without access to a profile on the site it’s unclear of the cost.

If none of those sites interest you traditional sites such as Plenty of Fish have forums where people discuss topics such as disease. You may also want to try Talkpsoriasis.org, while it’s not a dating site, it’s a pressure-free zone to meet others with psoriasis.

In the meantime, take a look at these other articles that offer advice when dating with psoriasis:

Intimacy and Sex with Chronic Disease

Dating with Psoriasis

Or listen to other inspiring stories about how to live well with psoriais.

Alisha Bridges
Meet Our Writer
Alisha Bridges

Alisha Bridges has dealt with psoriasis since 7 years old after a bad case of chicken pox triggered her disease to spread on over 90% of her body. For years she hid in shame afraid of what people would think of such a visible disease. She has suffered from depression, anxiety, and panic attacks due to psoriasis. Years ago Alisha wrote a letter entitled “My Suicide Letter.” The letter was not about actually killing herself but killing parts of her like low self-esteem, fear, and shame so she could truly live to her fullest potential. This proclamation catapulted her into psoriasis and patient advocacy. Following this letter she created a blog entitled Being Me In My Own Skin where she gives intimate details of what it’s like to live with psoriasis. Alisha is a community ambassador for the National Psoriasis Foundation and has served her community in countless ways to help give a better understanding of what’s it’s like to live with psoriasis. Her life motto is the following: “My purpose is to change the hearts of people by creating empathy and compassion for those the least understood through transparency of self, patient advocacy, and dermatology.” Alisha is also a Social Ambassador for the HealthCentral Skin Health Facebook page.