Editor's note: The following article is an edited version of a presentation given by Joanne Fernandes at a Parents Seminar in Louisiana in the spring of Joanne is now the very able, very dynamic president of the National Federation of the Blind of Louisiana. They have four children, and I understand another one is on the way. When you think of socialization and the teenage years, the first thing you think of is dating. And I think deep down in our hearts a lot of us wonder, "Gee is my son or my daughter going to be able to go out there and date? I think one of the first questions that comes up is, "Should I date a blind or a sighted person, or should I marry a blind or sighted person?