Friday, February 6, 2009

Dating Web Site Matches Mentally Ill Singles

Dating Web Site Matches Mentally Ill Singles: "Lynne had someone to spend Christmas and New Year's with this year. And that's unusual.

'It's been a long time since I've been with anybody for the holidays,' the 50-year-old Albuquerque native said recently. 'That was different.'

Many people find dating stressful. But, for Lynne, who was diagnosed with depression, anxiety and other mental disorders at 19, dating invariably ends in disaster.

But about a month ago, Lynne began seeing a 53-year-old man she met through a dating Web site designed specifically for people with mental illness.

The site — — was launched last year by an Albuquerque social worker to help people like Lynne find healthy relationships."