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Blindness not factor in relationships

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Whenever I am doing any kind of presentation on blindness, the most common and most popular questions I get asked are about dating and relationships. I think this subject is a popular one for a lot of reasons. First, people are just fascinated with love and relationships. Look at what’s in the media now. Kim Kardashian, Demi and Ashton, politicians and their relationship fiascos. It’s a popular topic.

Second, there are a lot of misconceptions about blind people when it comes to dating and relationships. Some think blind people only date and marry other blind people. Some don’t understand how we court each other and some don’t understand how we do the most basic (and important) things like kiss. I know it sounds super odd, but you would be surprised how many times I’ve been asked how I kiss.

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