The documentary captures the challenges that these three individuals face when trying to use online dating website platforms or dating apps that are not accessible to blind users.
Dating A Blind Person&Relationship with a blind person
Engineers and assistive technology experts have made incredible strides over the last decade, designing ways to adapt technology for sensory and physically disabled individuals. Voiceover and tactile solutions have given visually impaired individuals access to so many outlets in the virtual world, and yet, online dating platforms and apps continue to lag far behind.
Gus is in his late 30s and blind as a result of retinitis pigmentosa. We all have a story of heartbreak. At some point, Gus, Anthony, and Nefertiti have been let down by an ex or potential dating partner solely because they are blind. Situations like that have made online dating even harder, they add, as they struggle to decide how and when to disclose their visual impairment on the dating website or app. While there can be an added layer of difficulty when living with a disability, this whole dating thing is something we can all relate to.
The film peels back that superficial layer, letting us into the lives of Nefertiti, Gus, and Anthony on a more personal, intimate level. We can see how very outdated and silly the stigmas around disability and dating truly are. The film welcomes us to open our minds to that reality and get desensitized: What we thought made us different, is actually that which unites us even further. Dating for People with Vision Loss.
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Navigating Online Dating
Your 17 and marrying a 14 year old? You must not live in the United States as that would likely be illegal. Anyway, I think it's great that your in love with a blind girl but your way too young to be married and should wait several more years. Anyway, I too came to this site looking for advice. I recently began communicating with a blind woman on eHarmony and haven't had much experience with women let alone with one that is blind, but I think I want to meet her and see what happens. She's in England at the moment spending time with family and training for the Olympics in swimming.
We seem to have a lot in common and have similar goals in life such as marriage and family.
But like I said, i've never been in a relationship with a blind or VI person and do not fully know what to expect. But reading the comments on this website has helped me out a bit and I hope to meet her one day soon. I just met a sexy, shy, and blind from birth girl with long blonde hair all the way down to her waist and dark blue eyes and long eyelashes, and has a ChineseYe attatched to her from birth she has to use a cane because she's blind, she also has beautiful golden ring earrings.
She is a teenager aged 14, and I am 17, by the way, and we are about to get married this Saturday. Anyway, my advice to you is just to get to know her. This is an excellent Web site because people are sincere about finding someone that can accept them. We are talking long distance on the phone right now, and I'll be meeting him in person soon. Like many others, I think the most important factor in having a good relationship is good communication. Thiere are things that I can do that he can't and vice versa.
No one can tell you that but the other person, and some things you notice on your own. Just make sure that you treat them as a person first. Ask what kinds of things they like to do and how they do it. Don't assume they can't watch tv or movies or enjoy going out. Though your partner can't see or can see just a little, they can hear and touch and experience activities. They're not dead, after all, and deserve the same love and happiness as anyone else. If you have that to offer and are willing to work for it, the rewards outweigh any hardship. All I can say in response to the last post is do not under estimate him.
He may not be able to see or see well but his other senses are most likely heightened. All that one can ask is for trust, loyalty, and honesty. Given the situation, am definitely sure he will dig deep to find some sort of resource he has access to. If it concerns you that much then my best suggestion would be just to sit down with him and talk it out. Communication is paramount in any relationship and is even double or 10x as important with a blind or VI person. Blind or VI people may not be able to do the exact same thing as sighted people are but I can guarantee you that we are resourceful.
I myself am visually impaired since birth and have had a hard time with relationships. I am looking to find the love of my life as I am 29 and would eventually like to settle down and get married. So if anyone has any suggestions for dating tips or advice it would be appreciated.
If anyone wants to chat via skype or IM reach me at sublimetech Hello, I am a sighted woman falling in love with a blind man. He is a wonderful man, very sexy, very loving and I love to be with him. Right now I'm struggling inside with what our life would be like. I'm someone who always wanted to be with a man who is big and strong and is the "man" in every sense of the word. I'm almost afraid that he won't be able to be the "Man of the house" I need to feel safe and protected if that makes sense.
I also wonder what types of things we can do as someone else mentioned. Thanks so much for all your responses. I just heard this posting and found it interesting. I do not have much experience in relationships and only may contribute as a person who became blind. To me as a female who happens to be blind it is important to be heard and to hear, to have some one to talk to, to have laughter.
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To be asked how was my day and etc, etc, etc. I haven't been successful as it ends having me being the only one listening and not even being asked how am I doing. I hear my friends having this amazing relationships and I know for sure one day it has to happen in a natural way. Talk to your partner, blind or not please talk to your partner. By the way, if anybody could give me some tips, I would appreciate it.
There's a girl I know that I believe I'm really falling in love with, but me being the shy type I don't know how to tell her. She's blind since birth , but a great personality, is beautiful, and has an amazing singing voice. She also plays the flute in band.
Josh, I envy you, brother. If I even had had the courage to ask her out, I might be able to give you some advice, though the people here seem to be doing that just fine.
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My name is James. I am in my mid-forties. I am divorced and like one of the other gentlemen on here, I've wanted a relationship with a blind woman. I'm very nurturing, and would love to have a commited and loving relationship that last forever. If anyone here is, or knows of a single blind woman that is marriage-minded, please feel free to write to me. I'm not too particular about age. I just want someone that wants to be loved that loves me back. Please email me at: On the other hand, i also want to know those interested in getting into love relationship with a blind male because, I am a 26 years old partially blind male in search of a serious love relationship.
I am currently on studies in india and I will actually appreciate hearing from females any where in the world and my contacts are email; advocate1online yahoo. S this world is mad,they often give me the counsil to drink or to smoke,to be cute is reason to sin???? I met an amazing lady she is blind from an accident at age I truly hope to have a long lasting relatinship with her because I she her as priceless.
Hi I would like information on dating a Blind person, my question? I am too dating and in love with a blind from birth guy Im not blind nor VI I liked him since I first met him, he is so full of life and we both love music. I think the relationships is all pretty much the same as with a sighted couple, we laugh, we sing, we cry, we talk all day and night if possible and we fall in love the same way too.
We are both christians and we are even thinking of finding a church were we are both welcomed. I sing at my current church and he plays the piano at his. The reason why we need a new church its because we are both moving from different countries to be closer together.
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Oh and he is going to Daytona fl to start his independent life Hello all my name is Brian, and I have fallen in love with a woman that has been blind her whole life. We are both Christians. I want to say that she has had some very abusive relationships and I would like any suggestions on how to make her feel as special as she is other than the obvious. What do I need to learn to be helpful, what should I shy away from? Any suggestions,comments would be greatly appreciated and anyone can email me at bhart yahoo.
God Bless you all, you are certainly a very special people. I am a sighted man and I do not have a relationship with a blind or VI female. I envy you who do, for that is a great desire of mine- and I don't know exactly why, but I believe it is from the Lord. I have such a desire to meet, help, be with and love a woman such as this.
I do not know much about blindness, but I do know that love between a man and a woman is between them, and not between them and their parents- of course it is very important to honor our parents- we do so without fear of what they'll think and with pride about who we have found to love and who loves us in return.
I really enjoyed many of the responses I read on this topic. I'm sighted and have been working on a novel about a sighted man who falls in love with a blind woman. Some of the responses posted have helped me develop my sighted character. If anyone wants to give me advice on my blind character please email me at jazzcatj netscape. I am new to this site. I came on here looking to maybe get some help.
I just recently met this guy and I really care about him alot. He is completely blind. This does not bother me at all, or any of my family, as I have already told them about him. He is a great person, and to me the true person lies within anyway, but I have never been around someone who doesn's see.
I have a special needs child, but not a blind son, so someone diffrent, does not bother me in the least bit. He amazes me everyday, with the things he is able to tell me, things he notices, things that I can see, yet I do not notice. I guess the only thing I would like to really learn about is, I am not to sure what we can do together. I mean there are plenty of things we do now, but we can not go to the movies, or watch tv, I guess I already kinda know in my heart, it does not really matter to me what we are doing, as long as we are doing it together.
Can someone tell me, how do people without their site, preceive things? He wasn't always blind, he was in a car accident, and lost his site that way. I would appreciate any advice anyone could give me, I really enjoy his company, and I would love to see this last a lifetime. Thank you in advance to anyone who might be able to help me. This message is for Elaine angelwolf - hi, sorry we haven't been able to get through to each other - it seems there has been a worm or virus on my PC which deletes mails, but that is sorted out now - try mailing my via my other e-mail, c-johnson bigfoot.
Hi guys I am a semi blind person who is dating a blind girl for the last 7 months now. I am sorry to break away from the topic but, I really need your advice. This relationship is going great well, more than great. The problem is it is that time in my life where I nead to let my family know. My parents are not going to be two excited because my partner is blind. How do you explain to them that here is a person that under stands you in and out and that you fit like hand in glove. There have a number of concerns like driving and so on and I am not sure how to address this.
I have dated sited people before this but I am now seriously in love with this woman and she has shown me things that I never thaught I could do please help Dash. Hey friend, I admire you for wanting to do the right "things". That shows that you are a compassionate person. I agree with everyone's posting before me. Just be yourself and let her be herself. The only thing that I"d like to add is this Prayers are for you all, my friend.
In Christ, Elaine Skinner eskinhealinghands yahoo. Having a relationship with anyone is a work in progress if you both want to grow. Learn as much as you can about her condition if her blindness came from a disease then communicate with her. Ask her want she needs and how she needs it. If she has had mobility training you will only need to assist her at times.