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Dating & Relationships

Hey everybody,

Sorry if this is in the wrong place. I'm a 21 year old, visually impaired woman, and I recently graduated from college. I have many good friends, but have never had a relationship of any kind.

Obviously I know dating is much more difficult for those of us with vision loss, but I can't help but feel disappointed that I haven't experienced any kind of romantic relationship by this point in my life. I have enough vision to know I'm just as attractive as most people (and more than many), I'm intelligent and fun to be around, and I try hard to make sure others are comfortable with my visual impairment because I know that can be off-putting.

So I'm left wondering what else I can do to make this happen? I know it comes down to meeting the right person in the right circumstances, but maybe I'm doing something wrong that's kept it from happening so far?

What do you think? What has your experience with dating and relationships been? Can you give me any advice?


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Hello, my name is Ashley. I'm new as of tonight. Been reading a lot of post of people wanting to find their other half. Seen one young lady saying she wanted to find her other half with a guy that is blind. I also seen some people looking down on that. I'm not here to fight but here to offer some words. People that say they want to find someone, anyone who is it for them to say the person they want cant be blind, deaf, or even in a wheelchair. I'm sorry I see no difference between a young lady or man that wants a life with someone that has a disability, or someone that is looking for someone with long brown hair and blue eyes. When someone is looking they are looking regardless what he or she may or may not offer because in reality everyone has something to offer. You dont needs eyes, ears, legs or even arms to give someone a life and give them your heart. Better to find someone that can make you whole and complete then giving up on yourself and just settling, take it from someone who knows and lives with it everyday. Good luck and much love to everyone. Anyone like to talk my e-mail is mychildren0612@gmail.com.


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Hello,
I am a 38 year old man. and I to am looking for some one who likes to have fun and hang out.


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Hi i am new to the site. i am a 42 year women living in orange county. i am going blind and was looking to start dating again. but this time around i wanted to date a blind guy. does anyone know any good sites? please email me at sherrykornaa@gmail.com


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Hey if you need someone to talk to i dont desciminate on anyone, blind, tall, skinny, fat, boring ;) anyone!... well i love my life and all people and you never know what a simple coversation might blossom into!.. im a 20 year old yound man by the way ;)


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Dating is hard no matter what. There is not a large population of blind gay people where I live so I am finding it very hard to meet someone as most sighted people get put off by my big white cane which sometimes is taller than they are (I like shorter guys lol).
I would prefer to date someone who was blind but...
Know of any good blind singles dating sites? Post them to my directory for the blind.
Donald The Blind Webmaster
The US Blind Resource Directory
http://www.theblind.us/


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Hi there . Its bin almost 2 or 3 years sinse you posted this . So have you found your fish in this vast otion ? If got R P . so loosing my site as I get older . I have to atmit . As much as I hate the cat and mous flurting game , its allways gona be there . But lits face it , we are sortof missing a sense . Its gona be a chalenge . But if your any thing like you deskribed your self . You have nuthing to wurry about . He is gona be one lukky gi .


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Hello my name is Jerry,i am 46 years of age i live in Central Florida and i am a single dad of a beautiful 14 year old girl who is Autistic. I am in search of that special person who i can listen to music with,enjoy good conversations...basically enjoy life. i am not visually impaired but i have other heath issues, if interested email me-jerrypaige@rocketmail.com or call me at 407-454-3361


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Hi....i want to meet a blind girl.In person are over the phone.My names Scott

my e-mail is orbitz01@yahoo.com my number and please wait till dec 1st,2011 is 724-290-7738

i will gladly talk to males too.Im here when and if you want to talk.


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I'm seeking to find a beautiful young lady that is interested in a long term relationship. I believe that my roll in life is to help others and I can't think of any one better than someone that can't view our world as we see it. I truly am serious about finding one to love and move forward with as a couple and hopefully lead to marriage.


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We have Many Singles on our Line Who Would Love To chat W/ You about our many of Topics, this is NOT A SEX LINE as some may feel...U are WELCOME at 610-769-9105 press 1and say Hello...Thank -u


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am looking to help a blind person if you want please contact me by email .
nov854@yahoo.com
Dr. Rabe


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Don't kid yourself. There are lots of guys out there who are interested in blind women.


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If it makes you feel better, I am 31 years old 10 years older then you and I have not had any real relationship eather. In my case I think its mostly because I am shy and I would be lying if the fear of being blind has not affected my ability to approach girls for the purposees of forming a relationship. Feel free to contact me if I can answer any questions about being blind and having a relationship. My email is anmolpbhatia@yahoo.com.


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