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Sighted interested in a blind woman what can we do on a date?

Hello everyone,
Please forgive me if the subject title seems ignorant, let me explain. I am a full sighted individual, and I recently met an amazing young woman who has been blind since birth. I am planning on asking her out on a date but most of the things I can think of a very sight oriented, i.e. going to the movies, etc. I would like to do something with her that we will both enjoy very much. She really is an amazing girl and has accomplished more in her 19 years then most sighted people do by 30. So what do you all suggest?
Again thank you for your time :-)
C

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Re:Sighted interested in a blind woman what can we do on a date?



I am blind. My Fiancae is sighted. Him and I go everywhere. Our first date was to the movies. The movie theater provided us with a device to listen to it audiodescribed. We then went for dinner and talked a bunch. Some things, I am still teaching him. For example, you let your blind partner know that their are steps so she won't take the plunge? We share the same trials and tribulations as any normal couple would. We both got layed off, I found a job, he's still on unemployment. We support each other through thick and thin. Yes, we certainly have arguments too. Don't treat this woman any differently just because she's blind. As I told my fiancae when I could hear skepticism in his voice, that I can do everything but drive a car. He laughs because I go around our apartment feeling light switches and turning them off. His friends and family marvel at how I cook, I clean, and do normal things anyone else would do. In fact, one of his friends, sat in our kitchen this past Thanksgiving and watched me cook bacon and eggs on the stove.


Re:Sighted interested in a blind woman what can we do on a date?



Dear friend it's very good for her that you become her good friend,sometime blind person feel alone due to very little friend but when you become her best friend then I think you both are satisfied from eachother.


Re:Sighted interested in a blind woman what can we do on a date?



I agree, do whatever you think would be a good date. Personally, I never liked movies for a first date, because you don't get to talk. How about dinner, picnic in a park or roller blading? You may need to/want to assist her by being a sighted guide. Just ask her if she would like for you to then offer her your elbow. Then as you walk, remember that you are now a double wide, and insert notes - "going through a door on your right", "up some steps", etc. She may in turn teach you all the nuances of being a guide, but that will at least get you started.


Re:Sighted interested in a blind woman what can we do on a date?



I am blind and I go watch moovies too, plan to do one soon one of my all time favorite films is coming out. You can absolutely do most things a traditional date involves.


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