I wrote a blog last year about good friend who was joking with me about dating, how it really would be a blind date in my case!
But as new year roles in and friends were kissing their partners, I got to thinking ….. How do the blind date ?
There is the world of Internet dating, you can meet hundreds of people just like you (so the adverts say)
There are even dating websites for ‘those with disabilities’ and there is the tv series on Channel 4 that highlight the whole thing with the documentary ‘The Undateables’
I’m not the sort of person who has ever gone out looking for love, it’s just always …happened! I’m not looking for it now either, I am happy as me, but I do miss being with someone when with other friends. As I am beginning to feel like a spare wheel, especially during the festivities.
So, how do I go about dating?
I suppose sitting in a pub with a guide dog is good ice-breaker! But my days of catching the cute guys eye are long gone….. I do t think I could even spot the cute guy, let alone catch his eye!
A friend offered to set me up with a friend, is that how it’s done?
I sound so naive, but my last partner was the best man at my wedding (it sounds like we ran away together when I put it like that-but that’s another story) I knew him for a while, we were good friends. I have always had more male friends, but there aren’t any of them that I would consider dating now, I know them all TOO WELL.
So, how do I date?
I have looked at the dating sites for the disabled, it’s not that I don’t want to date someone with a disability, but just as I don’t have a preference on hair colour or even skin colour I don’t feel that because I have my own disability that I should be defined by it.
So, I ask again, how do the blind date?