Okay yeah, this is quite a change from my last post. I swore off all men and then one slightly unusual night while standing on my soapbox, I caved. I caved and created an online dating site, went on a slight tirade, and started dating again. I decided I was going to find exactly what I was looking for and not settle for anything less.
That’s when I met Jonathan. He is more my age (no more Anna Nicole’s for me), kind, and pretty funny too. He and I had one interesting obstacle at first that surprisingly had nothing to do with us but, everyone else. He being blind. I had absolutely no issue with this. Well, I did kind of walk him into a tree on our 3rd date. SO not my fault, but when you mix clumsy and slightly awkward with blind, you will have some interesting results.
Anyway, back to the point. I have absolutely no issues with him being blind. However, those around me did. I had received all kinds of responses from those who found out. My mother asked me why I felt so ugly that I had to date a blind man. Yes mother, this is the basis of our relationship *eye roll*. I had also been asked why and was even called a fool for dating him. The worst opinion was that I should find someone who doesn’t require so much medical care and that could take good care of me financially. My response: Fuck You.
Okay, let’s get something straight here. I am perfectly fine with who I am. A man has not and will not ever define who I am or who I want to be. I also do not care about his sight or lack there of. I care about him. Love is not determined by one’s wealth, health, or circumstance. It is about being with the person you want to be with. Period. Everyone else can suck it.
I know there are numerous people out there who are listening to the same thing. My advice: do what makes YOU happy. Don’t listen to the negativity. Now if the person is a serial killer or psychopath, you may have a problem. Unless you yourself are a serial killer or psychopath, in which I recommend putting a ring on it now because crossing paths with someone that has that kind of similar interests is one in a million.