Ep 24: Empowering Disabled Individuals to Thrive in the Dating World with Dateability – With Alexa and Jacqueline Child

June 25, 2023
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Looking for a dating app that understands your unique needs as a disabled or chronically ill individual? Tune in to this episode of Thriving Together, as the founders of Dateability discuss the challenges faced by this community in the dating world, and their mission to provide a safe and welcoming space for people to connect. But what happens when an able-bodied person joins the platform? Find out in this intriguing episode.

Introducing Alexa Child and Jacqueline Child, the compassionate creators of Dateability. United by their personal and professional experiences, Alexa and Jacqueline are on a mission to revolutionize dating for disabled and chronically ill individuals. Alexa, a purpose-driven lawyer, and Jacqueline, a disability activist with first-hand insight into the challenges faced by the community, have developed a modern, user-friendly dating app. By prioritizing accessibility and inclusivity, Dateability offers an empowering space for making genuine connections and forging meaningful relationships.

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The Topics We Explore In This Episode

  • Gain insight into the efforts towards building datable and accessible spaces for all.
  • Discuss hurdles and obstacles faced by those with chronic conditions or disabilities when entering the realm of dating.
  • Recognize the essential impact of inclusive and diverse environments in successful dating practices.
  • Delve into personal accounts from disabled individuals discussing their relationship journeys and the importance of community.
  • Understand the importance of prioritizing self and others while forging meaningful connections.


  • 00:00:00 - Introduction
  • 00:02:05 - Dating Challenges
  • 00:07:18 - Sisterly Support
  • 00:09:08 - Family Dynamics
  • 00:12:44 - Creating Datability
  • 00:15:21 - Creating Datability
  • 00:17:04 - Tech and Challenges
  • 00:20:17 - Challenges with Identifying as Disabled
  • 00:24:22 - Being Disabled or Chronic Ill is not a Negative
  • 00:30:14 - Finding Fulfillment Outside of Illness
  • 00:31:08 - Datability Deets
  • 00:32:47 - Making Disability a Part of Daily Life
  • 00:35:50 - Building Community
  • 00:37:09 - Thriving

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