Dept. of Shattering the Conventional Wisdom on Beggars and Choosers

The New Mexico Nurse turned up this awesome bit of social reporting in Newsweek: a story about niche dating websites that cater to people with various conditions/diseases, and who would rather not have to deal with the big reveal. It’s splendidly done all the way through, but the writer wisely saves the money quote for the end:

“Indeed, having a diagnosis doesn’t make people less romantic—or less choosy. William C. Rickard, a recovering alcoholic with bipolar disorder who is on six antidepressants and tranquilizers, says he prefers to date women who have red hair. ‘I’m very picky in spite of my disability,’ he says.”

What a catch! Ladies, fire up that Revlon Colorsilk!

(Note to the Godsbody legal department: inclusion of Lindsay Lohan image in a story about a recovering alcoholic with bipolar disorder who is on six antidepressants and tranquilizers is entirely coincidental – she was just the first pic that came up on a Google Image search for “redhead.” Also entirely coincidental: the fact that she has yet to be charged for her underage DUI-cocaine thingy back in May.)


  1. I saw an article about that in the Chicago Trib last week. When I mentioned it to my husband, he was sure it was something I had read in the Onion.

    Doesn’t sound very healthy to me. Find someone that you can “pity party” with. And for a lot of us the big reveal comes decades into marriage… But just in case I drop dead in my tracks I’ve started writing a little something for my husband. Like, “Man with ADD, one adrenal gland and some tic disorders looking for a sweet lady with labile hypertension, a titanium left hip and mild OCD.”

  2. Matthew Lickona says

    My wife said the same thing: “This is an Onion article!”

    Love your singles ad for your husband…

    ADD and OCD
    Live together in perfect harmony…
    – to the tune of “Ebony and Ivory”

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