“Yes, blind people do care about physical things, and yes, we are sexual beings.Very much so,” Nefertiti Matos says through a laugh in the opening scene of the documentary, Blind Date.All three are living in New York and actively participating in the dating scene without their sense of sight.There are over seven million Americans living with vision loss, and one in five Americans have used online dating. I asked my dad about this experience, and here’s how he described it: he told his parents he was ready to get married, so his family arranged meetings with three neighboring families. That’s how my dad decided on the person with whom he was going to spend the rest of his life.
The film, which was first released in 2015, follows Nefertiti and two men, Anthony Butler and Gus Chalkias.Most people are not looking for a partner in misery.It helps to focus on what you do want, not on the deal breakers.As each date passed, communication with the women I'd take out would eventually die off, and I'd find myself reluctantly back at square one. At each of my family get-togethers, as my cousins were getting married and having children, I, the youngest, was getting set up with almost every single friend, co-worker or complete stranger my family could send my way.The worst was when my aunt set me up with her hairdresser.