To better understand how dating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities might be described and explained on social media, a content analysis of tweets was conducted. Fifteen hashtags (#) about dating and disability were used to search Twitter for the time frame of February 2010 to May 2015, generating 781 tweets. These tweets were classified using eight categories. The findings indicate that there is limited content related to dating for people with disabilities, paling in comparison to content around dating with no reference to disability. Content about disability contained several advertisements and offers of advice, absent of opportunities for connections with the potential of leading to actual dates. Essentially, the tweets around disability seemed to be a marketplace of services rather than a genuine social conversation around dating. Implications for future research are discussed. Although the emerging work about relationship development in the online environment continues to grow, much remains to be investigated.

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