The question that came to me was is it assumed that because one is blind that they only date or are interested in someone blind as well?
I’m 5’1”, should there be a website that promotes dating for those that are 5”…nothing against short men (my granddaddy was the same height as me LOL! My thought is if you’re visually impaired or sighted, dating is the same…being blind does not define who you are as a person.
The intent of this blog is to bring the two worlds together.
It is administered by two fabulous sisters, Toni, who is sighted and Robin, who became visually impaired in 2002 at the age of 18 due to misdiagnosis.
Others depending on level of sight may prefer to have guidance at all times.
Plus if blind only wish to date blind the spread of different blind people across the country must vary
I am wondering if anyone out there could be of help with this?? But would be very interesting to hear your own experiences of dating or meeting people if you are blind or partially sighted.
Unfortunately, the problem many visually impaired have is meeting new people in the same situation although I have sighted friends which is always much easier to meet.
However most of the pitfalls are either those which are already present without the website (as I mentioned before) or they're pitfalls which any other kind of dating website would have. Look at the pitfalls, because then you can build a site which also gives advice on dating and visual impairment, and looks at other ways of providing support (or signposting support from others) to those who are looking at dating whilst visually impaired. Thank you for the support however, I'd like to add that yes, visually impaired people do face a number of problems but also the sighted world also have their own issues.
The most important is that we as visually impaired try to live as normal as possible and face our difficulties with strength and confidence so others can learn from us.
This is why I would love to put my idea into practice so we have a platform to have the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends whether visually impaired or sighted. Yes, I admire your idea of possibly some sort of dating website.
But I do think there could be a lot of potential pitfalls.