FROM THE WEB: ‘What Is It Like To Date While Blind?’ The Washington Post

A recent article in The Washington Post looks at the world of online dating from the perspective of a blind person, touching on the challenges and successes of blind singleton Tiffany Jolliff.

The article says few have considered the world of online dating from the perspective of someone who is blind, and there is little in terms of research and expertise on the topic.

Alexandra E. Petri explains that apps such as photo-based Tinder, Coffee Meets Bagel and Bumble aren’t very compatible for those whose day-to-day life is not reliant on imagery.

Tiffany Jolliff speaks about how she uses sites less centred on photography, saying: “I want the “deeper” connection that sites like eHarmony and to an extent, OkCupid, can bring.

“I like being able to see how much effort a guy is willing to put into crafting his profile: Is he really serious about finding someone?”

The article explains how, to a certain extent, online dating can “level the playing field” for disabled singles, and despite rejections from some online matches, others can be more open to disability.

Jolliff said: “Dating as a blind woman is not all that dissimilar to dating as someone who is sighted. I’m just an almost-30-something wanting to find someone with whom I can share the rest of my life.”

You can read the full article here.