Dating the visually impaired
Hi I’m Kevin, bringing you my unique perspective on our London Without Limits festival as a blind young person.I think it’s time to let you guys know why dating us blind people is just a crazy idea. I mean, us blind people just don’t eat when we’re at home, right? I can’t think of one famous blind person dating, let alone marrying a sighted person. Blind mum Amie Slavin probably got her partner to feed her babies, change their nappies, and run the household right?
Worse still, comments from apparently well-meaning friends or relatives can sound harsh and insensitive when they admire you for taking on the “burden” of a relationship with a blind person.Let’s be honest, we all really know that blind people could rule the world. In her e Harmony and Ok Cupid profiles, Tiffany Jolliff notes that she obsessively listens to the “Hamilton” soundtrack, loves karaoke and can make almost anyone laugh.I mean, why would you go out with someone who can’t see how gorgeous you are… Will the blind film critic be able to rustle himself up some dinner? Blind beauty vlogger Lucy Edwards is doing so terribly at the whole make-up thing that hardly any vision impaired women follow her tips at all. I hope no-one failed to miss the sarcasm in the last 10 points.The scent of your perfume and hair, the soft touch of your skin and having a killer personality just isn’t attractive to us blindies. you know, we haven’t got smart phones to stay in touch and gadgets that help us complete practical tasks around the home, and navigate outdoors. This was just me taking a bit of a tongue in cheek look at some of those crazy misconceptions about us blind lot. Sign up to our newsletter using the form below and get regular updates direct to your inbox.