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Have you ever tried to imagine being blind - and how it would affect your outlook on life - specifically dating?

Asked by zensky (13367points) December 3rd, 2011

Puts things in a different perspective, eh?

How shallow are we?

How visual are we?

How important is it, really?

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smilingheart1's avatar

All depends… my 20’s tall, fair and handsome was very important. Now, all jokes aside, he just needs to have a smilingheart.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Looks are not and never have been particularly important to me when it comes to dating. The way a person looks is low on my list of interests.
However, I am an artist, I draw and I paint, and it would be devastating to lose my sight.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I think it would be an interesting thing. Let’s take looks off the table and leave it to intellect.

babybadger's avatar

If you’re true to yourself, I don’t think it would matter too much.
^The optimistic point of view.
I’ll be honest now. Unfortunately, I think it does matter a lot, especially in first impressions. Since first impressions can decide whether you’ll go on a date or not, it matters a great deal. Looks do make an important difference that isn’t shallow at all though – you can tell what that person feels about himself from what he’s wearing.

Berserker's avatar

As far as dating goes, if I were blind, I wouldn’t even think about that. It’s an extremely frightening thought to me, and yeah I imagined it. Seems shitty and I dun like it. Scary enough that, if I were to go blind, I think I would probably commit suicide. Now maybe I wouldn’t, maybe I’d learn to live with it and enjoy life again, but from the current perspective which looks at the idea, so far, I can’t even imagine not being able to see. That would be horrible. If anyone blind heard what I said, then I’d apologize to them, but I personally do not believe that I could hack it. I bet anyone who goes blind doesn’t think they can either though. But eh, as I said, current state.

Although, as contradicting as it may seem, were I blind and managed with it and started dating, looks wouldn’t have much to do with it. Seems initially it can, but for me personally, it takes a long time for me to get to know someone and get close, so by the time I do, it doesn’t really matter if they’re prince charming or some type of ogre. XD

downtide's avatar

Going blind is something that’s always in the back of my mind, because I’m already blind in one eye, my “good” eye deteriorates by the year, and there’s a very good chance that I will be blind sooner or later. It does scare me because nearly everything that I do (using the computer, paintimg) depends on sight.

But I have to confess I have never considered how it would impact on dating.

ucme's avatar

Stevie Wonder’s first ever date was with a girl who suffered from terrible acne.
They immmediately hit it off, he could read her like a book.

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