Jolliff knows she can never prove that someone is bowing out of her disability, but some of the excuses — “my dog died” or a job opportunity that will take a few months to sort out — seem flimsy.
Overall, Jolliff has been pleasantly surprised with how potential love interests respond to her disability.
Taking pictures “isn’t even something that crosses my mind,” she says. Last fall, Jolliff signed up for e Harmony and Ok Cupid.
“I want the ‘deeper’ connection that sites like e Harmony and to an extent, Ok Cupid, can bring,” Jolliff says.
“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?
Tinder’s vice president of global communications branding, Rosette Pambakian, declined to comment for this article, saying she didn’t think it “makes sense” to include Tinder in a story about visually impaired daters.
As for the actual date, Jolliff likes to keep some form of control.
She prefers to go to coffee shops or lounges, particularly places she knows.
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.