“We have no advice to give people who want to do online dating who have a disability,” says Elizabeth Mazur, associate professor of psychology at Penn State Greater Allegheny.“We can’t tell you whether you will be more successful at versus Dating4Disabled.She’ll arrive at the restaurant early to orient herself with where the door handle to the restaurant is located or what the layout of her table is like — small things to keep her date from thinking she is incompetent or needy. Yet one thing she does need help with: Making the first move.“I have heard from people that they don’t want to take care of us, and I am like, ‘Oh, hell no, that is not me at all. She’s had dates where, despite great conversation, men have told her she never gave them any indication that she wanted something more.“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?” Finding someone online has never been more popular.Will you do better disclosing [your disability] immediately, do you put it in a photo, or do you wait?” That question of disclosure is incredibly controversial in the blind community.
I will let you know if I don’t want it.” Jolliff does prefer to date sighted people, she says, another contentious question in the blindness community.
In her e Harmony and Ok Cupid profiles, Tiffany Jolliff notes that she obsessively listens to the “Hamilton” soundtrack, loves karaoke and can make almost anyone laugh.
But Jolliff leaves out one detail that is part of her daily life: She’s blind.
“It’s usually in between our initial contact and our first date that I tell them,” Jolliff says.
“I will not ever be the person that surprises them.