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I am a single mother who has a visual impairment and would like to find people who do not mind this issue. It would be nice to talk !

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Hi Danny,
Thanks for the tips. I just wish the playing field was more even and I could have more control of people I engage with. Right now, it feels like I only get to interact with men unafraid to approach me.
Chris


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Hello everyone
I've been visually impaired for three years now due to diabetes and in that time i've dated one woman. For
me I believe I am less of because I can't see so when it
comes to asking someone out I don't feel confident so how can I ask others to look past my impairment when I
can't. Single in West Los Angeles

Cedric
doylecedric@gmail.com


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Hello everyone and Happy New Year ! In 2012, i would like to meet interesting people and share stories, recipes etc. It sounds corny but stuff like this shows alot about a person. My disability is not vision loss it is renal failure and i would love to interact with you. No matter what the disbility we all have a passion to live our lives to the fullest. I really look forward to meeting people and possibly the reeeeeel special person. Be safe,
Jerry


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Happy New Year to all.


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That last post I made was for "searching in ca". Just thought I'd try and share that maybe their "sighted guide" could help make introductions for them.


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Hello,
Maybe your friend could make the introduction for you if you really want to meet people. I am 46M and have been blind in my right eye since age 17. As a result, I have split eyes.
That makes eye contact darn near impossible.
There are some important things I have learned. Keep it simple and don't try to rush the other person into being your friend. After your friend makes the introduction for you : Ask the other person if they have time to talk. From there just keep it simple. Maybe ask them what kind of music they like, or who their favorite band is.
For me, it is hard to make eye contact, since one of my eyes doesn't line up with the other. However, I keep meeting people by not allowing the lack of direct eye contact to get in the way. I just try to speak to a stranger everyday by making small talk.
Hope this helps you. Keep me informed,
Danny


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Do any of you feel with complete vision loss feel as if it is intimidating for for someone to approach you?
I am completly blind and almost always with a sighted guide in public. Since I've finished school, I feel like people may feel hesitant to approach me if I'm with my mom or sister. I'm friendly but I feel as if sighted males might not know how to approach a blind person. Any suggestions?


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I'm currently dating someone with a visual disability. It prevents him from being able to drive, among other things. I've received a lot of negative feedback about my choice to date him from people whose opinions matter very greatly to me, and even though it hurt, I didn't care because I had found someone wonderful. I never, ever, thought that I would opt to date someone with a disability, but here I am, and I'm so happy. So to those of you who are still looking... there is someone out there, they just haven't met you yet. There is someone for everyone, and I firmly believe that.


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I'm totally blind in my left eye and when I start to date someone after the first date I don't hear from them again. I'm so depressed because I just want to be happy. Any suggestions?


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men are intimidated by strong women anyway in general, they dont feel they have a role to play


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I have found , that men see the women they are dating as a reflection of them , so they must be very strong men to be with women and impairments. If they are impaired themselves they might be more understanding of the issue and tolerant. so far, after marriage kids and divorce i have not found a man who does not mind it ... really hard


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Hi: I am a 58-year-old counselor born totally blind very interested in dating and relationships, but I have found that many men feel threatened by someone who is both blind and professional. Any ideas?


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yes sometimes it seems to feel the partner can take it that someone has a visual impairment , and then it is like the grass is always greener on the other side?they begin to think finding someone else is better, it takes a very strong tolerant person to deal with handicapes, i wish sometimes i would wake up without an impairment...


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I have a question just on relationship in general. Has anyone been in a relationship that their partner, in the beginning feel that they can handle beginning with a person who is and will lose the vision, but through the proccess find out they might not? I'm a 27 yr old male who is losing my sight. I have been with this most aamzing, beautiful women for 5 yrs, and through my actions and depression, has left bec she doesn't know if she is strong enough anymore.


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yes but sometimes it is hard to take all the double takes when someone first meets me. people have to leatn to get over themselves too- we all have something about us - but not always a visual problem .


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I've been sightt impaired all my life and sometimes it is hard to find someone to date but you need to go with your gut,


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hay lady i'm also visually impaired person about 26 if you want to contect me please write me at my e-mail address ranamuhammadbillal@gmail.com my phone no is +923217698084 i hope you will contect me soon


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Hi! I understand the hard, up and donw, and ins and outs of dating with a vissual prob. I was a single mother for 5 years before i really found some one that I could connect with. I have two children and you can only emagon the responses I got from men and wiman about my wanting to date. You don't have to date people that have the same prob as you and just get out there and have fun. I know that it's hard some times, but, if you would like for me to help you find some one I have plenty of friends that are already used to being around some one like us and have no prob with it. As long as you can handle blind jokes. LOL it will be fine. Hope to hear from you. Ashley is my name and if you would like to chat more please send me a reply at my e/mail address marandas09@gmail.com


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hi nice to hear from you. would you like to talk through email first ?


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Since I have been blind all my life, your visual-impairment does not make a difference for me. I am looking to date someone and it would be nice to date someone with whom I have something in common with. You having a child does not bother me. Let me know if you are interested in exchanging phone numbers.


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