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Extract: It is a commonly accepted axiom in anthropology that, in general, in the search for romantic partners, people desire to find others who exhibit the potential for becoming high-quality breeding partners (Kapperman, Page, & Kelly, 2014). The specific criteria include characteristics that vary by gender such as physical attractiveness, youth, health, intelligence, and earning power (Cashdan, 1997; Jones, 1996). People with visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) have a clear disadvantage in this process of being selected as a romantic partner and selection of suitable partners (Kapperman et al., 2014). It is further underscored that these difficulties with dating and fitting in among sighted individuals extend beyond formative years into adulthood (Sacks & Wolffe, 2006).

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