To sign up for No Longer Lonely, you must have a qualifying mental health issue. Qualifying diagnoses are schizophrenia, + schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, personality disorder, post-traumatic disorder, disassociative disorder, or eating disorder.
To sign up, you’ll select your gender, sexual orientation, birth date, username, email address, and a password. You’ll also need to confirm your email address.
First, you’ll select whether you are on the site for dating, serious relationship, or friendship. You’ll choose your relationship status, ethnicity, and location.
Next, you’ll answer a few essay style questions. These include Share your interests, passions, and hobbies, tell us something not addressed in your profile, and describe what you look for in a potential match.
Next, you’ll see standard profile questions regarding your physical attributes, lifestyle, and religion. You’ll also be asked to select any mental health diagnoses that you have, favorite food, favorite music, and favorite movies. You can check all that apply. You can add photos as well. Many users here have lots of photos.
You can conduct a quick search or an advanced search. A quick search includes basic information including age, looking for, location, and diagnoses. An advanced search includes all information included in your profile.
You can also view members by who is online or who has a birthday today. The site has a chatroom as well. Unfortunately, there are very few people online at one time, and no one in the chatroom.
When you view search results, you’ll see a photo, their description of themselves, age, and location. You can view their full profile, send a message, send a smile, or add them as a friend.
You can flag users as well. When you flag a user, it means this is someone that you have no interest in. You won’t be shown their profile again.
The site offers three premium membership packages. You can choose one month, three months, or a lifetime membership. A lifetime membership allows you to upload 30 profile photos, read message notification, and no advertising. All premium packages include:
- Unlimited messaging
- Unlimited chat room access
- Profiles featured on search screen
No Longer Lonely is a safe place for people with mental illnesses to connect with others and date. The userbase is small, and it lacks some advanced features. However, you can purchase a lifetime membership for what a one-month membership costs on many dating sites.