LOVE WILL FIND A WAY
While finding love is never easy, it’s a lot tougher for the differently-abled. But a soon-to-be-launched dating mobile app might just help change things.
Called Loveability, the app has been created by a city-based youngster, Kalyani Khona, who runs a matchmaking agency, Wanted Umbrella, for the differentlyabled. “The app can help them shed inhibitions and find a life partner. The online funding campaign for the app has just 12 days to close, and we are 57,000 short of the target amount but we are sure we’ll bridge it,” says the 22-year-old. Khona was moved by a UN report stating that 80 million differently-abled people live in India, and out of these only 5% get married. And so, she decided to help them find a partner.
Talking about happy endings, 22-year-old Gaurav Singh, an NGO worker, found his love interest at a meet-up held in the city in the run-up to the launch of the app. “I met Divya (name changed on request), who is visually impaired. We bonded over our love for books. Now, we spend a lot of time sharing our common interests,” he shares.
The differently-abled looking to get married don’t bother much about religion, cast or looks Kalyani Khona, matchmaker
for the differently-abled
A screen grab of the dating app for the differently-abled;
(L) A meet-up held in Hauz Khas Village to study their social needs