St. Louis, MO, September 11, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Vitiligo Cover announces the launch of their new website which brings together people who have at least one known commonality. As of 2008, according to statistics, 2% of the world's population has vitiligo; that works out to be 135.6 million people, according to 2009 population stats.So, what does all this mean? It means that there are a staggering number of people who share the same skin condition, but may have trouble connecting with each other.
The founder of the website wanted to create a niche platform for people with vitiligo -- a place where single people with vitiligo could build relationships with others who have the same skin condition.
"The emotional effects of vitiligo have always been a concern to me," Nathalie Pelletier, founder of vitiligocover.com, explains. "In the 5 years of running my site, I have witnessed, firsthand, how dating can often be difficult for people with vitiligo due to changes in physical appearance. There are many emotional hurdles to overcome."
A personal desire to create a safe and happy dating environment for people with vitiligo, combined with the opportunity to give back to and support the cause, were the catalysts for developing the website.
"Vitiligo Singles is not just another dating site. We stand strongly behind the cause, and provide support within the vitiligo community," Pelletier adds.
Membership is open to people 18 and older. Members create a profile, upload a photo, and begin building relationships with other members within the Vitiligo Singles community.
For more information, visit: vitiligosingles.ning.com and vitiligocover.com