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What are your collective experiences with online dating?

Hi there AFB community,
For my next AFB Blog post, I'm thinking of writing about experiences and challenges that come with online dating. I'm wondering if any of you have given it a try, and what you think? Feel free to comment here or leave your email if you'd like to talk to only me.

Thanks!
- Michelle, AFB intern

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guys this is not true. i'm about 26 years old, not blind and never had a sight problem, and i dated a completely blind girl 3 years ago. we found each other online. it was a great experience for me, it started with some daily talks over the phone and we ended up living together for a while. we broke up because she had to go and live with her father otherwise it was completely cool and ok.
Chlorine, believe me, maybe you were just unlucky. you just need to find the right person, a guy can understand how sexy, kind, funny, beautiful and romantic a girl is, even with his own eyes closed.

sorry for writing a lot but if you want my advise: try it! i did, Elaine did, and it worked.

cheers,


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I did for a while, but no one sent me any messages and very few returned mine. I found that if you talk to the person for a bit before telling them they're more likely to stick around. There seems to be a misconception that blind women are ok with needy, clingy men. I don't know why that is but it's unbelievably frustrating.


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I wonder what would happen if you put on your profile page that you are blind? Has anyone tried this?
- Michelle, AFB Intern


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Im sorry to hear it turned out that way Chlorine17 shame people need more understanding people are awesome people no matter what the issue after all we all have our issues.


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I have tried it, and it was strange. A good portion of the people were creepy, and the more normal people usually stopped talking to me when they found out I couldn't see. I did make a couple friends, but sorting through the duds was too much work. Needless to say I deleted my account.


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