Dating site for visually impaired people


Other times, I thought it would be easier to date a sighted person, someone who could alleviate some of the challenges that go along with blindness.

But then when in a relationship with a sighted person, I would start questioning why I was with this person and why he was with me.

by Priscilla Mc Kinley EDITORS NOTE: Priscilla Mc Kinley is a Board Member of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa. Some of you may have pondered the questions about whether or not to date a sighted or a blind person, as I have in the past.

She is also the President of the Old Capitol Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa. Dating a sighted person means having a sighted guide when some idiot smashes into you and breaks your cane on your way to class; Dating a blind person means having a spare cane when some idiot smashes into you and breaks your cane on your way to class. Dating a sighted person means having someone keep you from kissing a nose instead of the lips; Dating a blind person means not caring if you give or get a kiss on the nose instead of the lips. Dating a sighted person means being able to take drives in the country on weekends; Dating a blind person means being able to have private NFB conventions on weekends. Dating a sighted person means having someone to blame when you run into each other in the hall; Dating a blind person means it's no one's fault when you run into each other in the hall. Dating a sighted person means having someone to describe what's going on during the silent moments of a movie; Dating a blind person means having time to get popcorn or go to the bathroom during the silent moments of a movie. Dating a sighted person means knowing who's going to drive on your next date; Dating a blind person means knowing you're going to take the bus on your next date. Dating a sighted person means having someone to tell you if your socks match; Dating a blind person means having someone else remember if you cut your tag out of your orange or purple shirt. Dating a sighted person means someone telling you when you have a piece of broccoli stuck between your two front teeth; Dating a blind person means no one noticing when you have a piece of broccoli stuck between your two front teeth. Dating a sighted person means being able to ask questions like, "What's the expiration date on this milk? " ; Dating a blind person means being able to ask questions like, "What's the Braille symbol for S-I-O-N? Sometimes I thought it would be easier to date a blind person, someone who could understand the challenges blind people face on a daily basis.

Am I with him because it's nice to have someone to drive me places when I'm in a hurry or read the paper when Newsline® breaks down?