dating app for visually impaired people

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hi. I was wondering if there are any accessible dating apps mainly for visually impaired people.

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Submitted by Florian on Monday, October 19, 2020

Honestly, I think that if you only want to speak to visually impaired potential partners, the various facebook groups are your best bet. All the other dating apps I'm aware of have a far wider reach.

Submitted by Dee cussa on Monday, October 19, 2020

In reply to by Florian

see, my family is on facebook, and they don’t Really care for that feature, I kind of agree. There could be someone on there that could take advantage of me.

That risk exists with any online dating app. I, personally, would be interested to know if there are any accessible mainstream dating apps that don’t rely on Facebook.

Submitted by Siobhan on Tuesday, October 20, 2020

If you're worried about being taken advantage of, like Paul said, that's with anything. However, I'd create another account, use that for the groups, leave your fam out of it. Personally, my dating or love life is my own business, so no one knows anything but me. I like it that way.

Hi, it doesn't matter which pool of humans we draw our potential dating partners from. Doing our own due diligence and following saftey rules reduces the risk of being taken advantage of. People are people regardless of affliction and we all have the potential to love or hurt others.

Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Safety is great specially for women and even as guise. However the app has to be accessible for us to be able to interact with the person. Also how the other person is going to deal with someone who is blind. It takes a special person be it man or woman to be open minded to be involve with a person who is blind. Women tend to have better luck than us men. To bad Siobhan is taken.

Submitted by Siobhan on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Ok Without attacking you, because I don't mean this that way, if you were a potential partner for me, and i found out you had used a "dummy" account on Facebook? i'd block or stop talking instantly. Why? Simple. If you can't be yourself, I want no part of you. That's a partner, friend whatever. Having said this, when Holger said be careful, he is right. however if you want to date just a visually impaired person, not sure that exists except say vo rail or however that is spelled. For me, I spend as little time in this community as humanly possible. Most of the opinions I disagree with very very much. Just bite the bullet, create a dating profile and hey get up some balls and say I'm blind, or however you want to say it. I'm blunt, but the point is clear. Just go out even virtually and tell someone, i'm blind, if you are as well, let's date, if that's your thing.

It's honestly a miracle if you can find anyone willing to look past blindness and see a potential romantic/sexual partner. I know first hand that a white cane acts like a lighthouse beacon to the attentions of people I interact with. Even though I wear skirts, and even when I'm wearing one of my bright green skirts, people always react to me through the lens of being a blind man, and never as a man wearing a brightly colored skirt. I honestly think I could go out in a dayglow pink tutu and people would still ask if I need help rather than reacting to my unusual fashion choice.

Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

In reply to by Siobhan

I also spend less time with blind inndividual. I would not want to limit myself by not showing interest in sighted women. When I was working, did not had the time to go out with the blind community. She is right. I am not just saying that. If you are not able to be direct and tell people you are not honest.

Submitted by Charlotte on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Was accessible. The problem was me, after not dating for almost 30 years, internet dating was one heck of a shock to the system.

It was brutal, honestly. But what put me off in the end was all the scams or people I thought were scams.

I'm afraid I don't think there's any way other than the old fashioned meat-space way. And that's out of the question for a lot of us ATM.

BTW, did you really just want to meet visually impaired people? I know were great, but why? It is hard enough to find someone who loves you without limiting yourself from the start.

CJ

Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

In reply to by Charlotte

That also goes if you meet someone in person. As you get to know her, you find out and hope she is not playing games or something else. Same for guies. Prefer sweet kind and bossy women. Why, I do not know.

Submitted by Charlotte on Thursday, October 22, 2020

In reply to by Holger Fiallo

Could be the dictionary definition of 'woman' - good look to everyone looking for someone. It's not easy, it's hard, but we don't do it because it is easy, we do it because it is hard!

It's worth it in the end.

CJ

Probably best for you to be up front about both the blind thing and the skirt thing in dating. I've worn a kilt from time to time and that, rather than the cane, is most noticed.
I stopped dating long before the on-line dating really started up, however, we seem to be doing everything else on-line now. It probably seems normal after a while. Perhaps, virtual dating is becoming a thing. Makes me laugh though, I think of that date scene in "Demolition Man"...

Submitted by Cowboy on Thursday, October 22, 2020

I find the number of blind people who have trouble getting dates interesting. I am blind myself, but I never realized it was a problem until I started to read the blind Subreddit.

I've been with the woman who is now my wife since 2009, but before that I never had trouble dating. I always found it hard to just go up and meet women and start talking to them, but that was mainly because I couldn't see who I was approaching. Luckily I came of age with Yahoo Messenger, AIM, and later online dating sites. I didn't have a date every weekend or anything but I didn't have a shortage of them either.

I found that if you were upfront with someone about being blind, didn't beat around the bush, you would usually at least get a chance. The trick after that is to be a person who happens to be blind, not a blind person. Sure some people aren't going to be comfortable with it. Other people wouldn't be comfortable if you wore a cowboy hat, had a certain political view, were to skinny, to fat, etc. If your a guy don't be pushy but don't be tentative either.

Submitted by Seva on Friday, October 23, 2020

Well, returning back to topic, I believe tinder app was accessible for IOs before, but that's not the case at least for now. The app has issues like it is impossible to switch between tabs anymore. However, what is the most interesting is that the online version is really accessible.