Am I with him because it's nice to have someone to drive me places when I'm in a hurry or read the paper when Newsline® breaks down?
For example, I won't be as likely to get into a relationship of dependency on a sighted person if I have access to readers, have good Braille and cane travel skills, and know the city bus schedule like the back of my hand.Likewise, I won't be as likely to enter into a relationship of safety with a blind person if I have the self-confidence to be blind on my own.Both sighted and blind persons will respect you more if you have self-confidence and good blindness skills. It is respectable to be blind." If you keep telling yourself this, you will start to believe it.And isn't that what Doctor Jernigan, Doctor Maurer, and our other mentors from the National Federation of the Blind have been telling us for years? If you believe it, you will start to live it, which will positively affect your relationships with both the sighted and the blind.Is he with me because he likes to play the protector?
Is he with me because he has low self esteem and doesn't think he can get a sighted person? And don't cheat by fast forwarding your tape player to the next beep tone and then rewinding a few seconds, for I have some important things to say here. As students, many of you have dated, are dating, or at least would like to date. I'm not going to give you the number one advantage for dating sighted and blind persons, at least not until you hear me out.When in a relationship with a blind person, I found myself asking similar types of questions.Do we have anything in common besides our blindness?James Keach's romantic comedy Blind Dating concerns a 22-year old blind man named Danny (Chris Pine).