Would you ever date a blind person? Why or why not
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Well, as a "blind" person reading this, and many of us perfer you use "visually impaired".
Unfortunately, I've found that many women are shallow, and for some reason the lack of eyesight or enough vision to do things that a sighted person does on a daily basis bothers them. For instance, driving an automobile. Sure, and while it's not fair that I can't drive due to my eyesight, but I shouldn't be penalized by a woman because of it. I can't help the fact, and besides, would you want me behind the wheel? lol :)
I do very well, I have my own home, a great job and I take very good care of myself. Unfortunately, when meeting women, I get the "you're a nice guy, but..." (fill in the blank...)
Nobody wants someone who is "broken". I had perfect 20/20 vision at one time, but due to an accident, that changed my life forever. Now I am hoping that someday medical research will break through and help me and others see again (or for the first time). I am 33 years old, and I've been "visually impaired" for almost 4 years. I was engaged when my accident happened, and the girl left a few months after I was told my vision could not be repaired. You would think after knowing someone for 4.5 years, it wouldn't matter. But the day she left, she looked at me and said that she wanted a husband that could see her and her children someday. It's something I'll never forget. Since that time, I've tried to meet people, either through online dating, or when out with friends, but when I tell women or they learn that I am visually impaired, they lose intrest in me, and that's to bad.
You're probably asking how bad my eyesight is, well it's 20/400 in the left eye and I am 100% blind in the right eye. I see colors, but not that well anymore, lots of contrast (lits and darks) but detail is very hard for me to see without magnification, and the same goes for text/print, I need at least 12x magnification in order to read. I use a screen reader on my laptop and I have a 30" monitor here on my desk with a program that allows me to zoom-in and read if I need to, or look at a photo, or whatever...
I do everything I used to when I had eyesight, I travel, attend sporting events, work, etc, and when people see me do this or I talk about it, they can't believe it or are impressed. I live my life as normal as I am able to, sometimes I have to find ways of enjoying things a bit differently than when I had eyesight, but I still get enjoyment.
It's to bad that most women can't see past my lack of eyesight to get to know me. I still have a lot to offer someone.
And while my situation is probably different than a lot of other "visually impaired" people, I'm not speaking for them, just telling you what I've had to deal with when trying to meet someone.
So if you ever meet me or another visually impaired person, give them a fair chance, don't judge them or treat them any different than the next person.