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How does a seeing person meet a blind mate?

My name is Sherry. I am looking for a nice blind man in his forties to date, or email as friends. I live in the Atlanta Georgia area, and have been working for a young blind couple. They are so passionate and full of life that it got me interested in dating someone in that world. If any available guys would like to converse please email me at PS I am attractive, I've been told! Thanks Sherry

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Re:How does a seeing person meet a blind mate?

iam a 43 yr old white mail ive just ended a 3 yr relationship with a 27 yr old female iam crushed it was by far the best relationship of my life seeking to find another female a little closer in age as pen pal hopefuly a whole lot more so if anyone wants to respond please contact me at

I'd like to pen pal with a blind woman

I'm a single white guy, 60 years old, I have neuropathy in my feet and lower legs, lymphedema and I have epilepsy. I'm in a deep relationship and am only interested in pen pals and friendship. If you like to e mail and talk from time to time, then I'd like to hear from you, and about you if your a woman 50-63. Bob

Re:How does a seeing person meet a blind mate?

I have never met a blind boy before, but I would like to as well. My name is Erica and im a freshman at Northern Illinois University. Thanks!

Re:How does a seeing person meet a blind mate?

Hey Sherry,
I live in Georgia too...nice to meet you neighbor.
It's been a while since you've written too for that matter...Hav you been going out with a really cool guy? Hope so.
Elaine and GDB guide dog Noah

Re:How does a seeing person meet a blind mate?

maybe u can ask the couple u are working with if they know anyone blind u can date. I have a seeing friend who is friends with a blind guy in which he set me up with him. He is a very sweet and sensative guy. I am thankful everyday that i got to meet him. I am able to see myself and others in a different way then before.

Re:How does a seeing person meet a blind mate?

OMG, "check out the area for white canes" LOL, that was cute Annie :).

Unfortunately, finding the area with white canes is harder than you think. I'm sighted and have only met 2 blind people in my entire 25 years of life. I did some number crunching and came up with some interesting figures:

There are over 300 million people in the U.S. Of these, only 10 million are blind or visually impaired. Of these, only 109,000 use long canes and only 7,000 use dog guides to get around, for a total of 116,000 people. So only 11.6 percent of blind people are getting out and about independently and making themselves seen.

So the ratio of sighted people to blind people getting around independently is something like 2,586 to 1. So your odds of meeting a blind person are not that great. Conversely, most sighted people that blind people run across will be meeting a blind person for the first time.


Re:How does a seeing person meet a blind mate?'s pretty easy...just check out the area for white canes! Go up and introduce yourself and voila!! ;^)

~Annie Roumelis~

Re:How does a seeing person meet a blind mate?

sherry, i am here for you, here is my e-mail, jim

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