Other times, I thought it would be easier to date a sighted person, someone who could alleviate some of the challenges that go along with blindness.But then when in a relationship with a sighted person, I would start questioning why I was with this person and why he was with me.
Am I in this relationship because I don't think a sighted person could accept my blindness?
If I stay in this relationship, how are we going to manage as a blind couple?
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.
by Priscilla Mc Kinley EDITORS NOTE: Priscilla Mc Kinley is a Board Member of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa. Some of you may have pondered the questions about whether or not to date a sighted or a blind person, as I have in the past.