[ACBS] question about dating
tyler at tysdomain.com
Thu Mar 22 10:19:29 EDT 2012
This is a topic I've kind of bounced around, because I'm not really sure
how to get out my points the way I want, but here goes again. I'll start
off by saying I have done the LDR dating, as well as dated someone close
to me. Online works, but I think for the blind community in particular,
online dating is a sort of form of separation. A lot of the socially
awkward people (I'm not including everyone here) people tend to date
online because well, they can hook up with other socially awkward people
and that's that. It's a quick and easy fix for something they want, and
it works because they don't need to go out and meet someone.
Online dating can work, but you have to be set for it. Most of the time
it won't, and there are a lot more problems with it as opposed to dating
in person. It's perfectly ok to exchange I Love you over skype with
someone, but until you meet that person, it's kind of pointless. You
might "love" that person I guess, but actually meeting them, spending
time with them, it's a totally different ball game. That skinny
beautiful girl you thought you knew could be someone totally different
and you don't know about it until later.
That's just my two cents, anyway.
On 3/22/2012 12:32 AM, Anmol Bhatia wrote:
> Hello to everyone,
> I am just wondering if anyone has had any experience with online dating and if so what sites would you recommend? What experiences have you had with dating sighted people vs dating blind people? I look forward to hearing your stories.
> I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
> Hellen Keller
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