Blind Love

A little while ago I saw a video on my Facebook page. Its an advertisement for Coca Cola where 6 strangers are put in a dark room, and they get to know each other without seeing what they look like. I think almost everyone reading this judges people on their looks, whether they mean to or not. I wanted to see what it would be like to get to know someone, but without judging them on their looks. Of course, I called my boyfriend in (you must get sick of hearing about him!) We sat opposite each other and closed our eyes, and I asked him to tell me about himself.

He told me about his passions for reading, and animals, and he told me about his struggles with autism and ADHD. He’s trying to write a book. He’s going to University this year to study Psychology. He has a wonderful girlfriend he loves. All of this I already knew, but it was strange, after he’d been talking for a while I started to form a picture in my head of this man. His deep voice made me think he was tall, and strong, perhaps muscly? His love of books and phycology made me think he was dorky, perhaps he looked like a University professor with glasses and a suit. The way he spoke about his girlfriend made me think he was older, he just sounded so mature and he sounded like he honestly thought she was one of the most beautiful and incredible people he has ever met.

Firstly, I now know how my boyfriend talks about me to strangers. And I love it. I think how you speak about someone when they’re not around says a lot about your relationship with them, so it was nice to hear how lovingly he spoke about me.

Then, while my eyes were still closed, he asked me if I would still date him. Honestly, yes. If Kyle had introduced himself to me like this, and I couldn’t see what he looked like, I’d still go on a date with him. His personality was amazing, and I think this made me realise how greatΒ a person heΒ truly is. The way he seemed so excited about his passions, and he just seemed so positive about everything. I think I fell in love with him a little bit more that day because I realised that looks were nothing in our relationship. Someday we’ll both be old, and wrinkly, and now I know that even then we’ll still be in love because I’m with someone who is so great to talk to it won’t matter what we look like.

If anyone reading this would like to do this, I definitely say go for it! And if you do, please let me know so I can see how you found it. Thank you for reading.

39 thoughts on “Blind Love

  1. First of all: Kyle sounds like the most wonderful person you could ever meet. You are a VERY lucky girl to have someone so sweet, and just so nice.
    Speaking from, well, experience: sometimes, it’s difficult not seeing people. You have NO idea what they look like, and you’re just going by voice and the way they talk to you. But usually, it’s better: I physically can’t judge people by their looks; it’s something I’ve never done. I have no concept of what ugliness, or beauty, looks like. People often say that it might be sad, because I can’t see what beautiful people look like, but I can. I can see what beautiful people are like, because everybody is.

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  3. I watched that ad too and was surprised to see that most of the people’s personalities couldn’t be perceived from their looks. It’s so beautiful how you tried this with your boyfriend, I wish you guys all the best! [: *Insert blue heart as I’m on my laptop instead of phone* Laughing.

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  4. This made me tear up. So beautiful and sweet! I agree; we all judge no matter how hard we try not, but this was brilliant! I think one of the reasons I love blogging so much is because we get to know each other through our words instead of what we look like. We talk to each other about life and the struggles we go through and we are so encouraging toward each other, because there is nothing hindering us.
    This actually blows my mind. I started talking to this guy at the beginning of July and we met through blogging. Both of our blogs were anonymous, so at the time there were not pictures of either of us. He messaged me on Twitter and we just started talking, at the time I had no idea what he looked like, but I could talk to him for hours on end. Things just kept progressing and I realized I didn’t even care what he looked like. So I think this is just wonderful! πŸ™‚
    I really really want to try this! Thank you so much for sharing! I am so glad I came across your site!

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    • Thank you, I’m so glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚ I completely agree, the blogging community is so free of judgement and is so much like a family to me now. I love the fact we don’t judge each other on race, gender, or sexuality etc. and I love knowing that people from all backgrounds are enjoying my posts πŸ™‚ That is so sweet! Are you still talking to him now? All the best to you πŸ™‚

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