Let’s face it — color blindness can be hard for women. We’re taught that our partners should find us beautiful and we should be able to find them handsome, but if you have a common form of color blindness (I do), it can make things a little more difficult. Luckily, there are plenty of ways around this issue! Here are my top tips:
1.Don’t have your friend set you up.
One of the most common ways that women with color blindness find out about it is from their friends. A friend will say, “You should date my friend Steve,” and then you go on a date with Steve only to realize he’s red-green colorblind. This can be awkward—and even embarrassing.
The other problem with your friend setting you up is that they might not know you’re colorblind. If you go to a restaurant where the lighting is dim and it’s difficult for most people to see, then it can be hard for someone who’s colorblind to tell what kind of dress you’re wearing.
2.Get out of your comfort zone.
Now that you’re aware of your color vision deficiency, you may notice that you’ve been missing out on some exciting experiences. You’ll also be able to see colors in new ways. For example, if someone says they have an orange shirt on, you can tell them it’s actually brownish red because of the way their cones are detecting light.
You will discover that the world is a more colorful place than before. At first it might seem overwhelming but soon enough this newfound ability will become second nature and allow for a richer existence!
3.Don’t be that person who is rude one
Don’t be that person who is rude to wait staff or disrespectful to family.
If you’re in a relationship with a colorblind person, it’s important to remember that the way you treat people matters. If you are rude or disrespectful toward waitstaff, for example, your date will notice and may think less of you as a result. Likewise, being rude or disrespectful toward your partner’s family members can also make them feel uncomfortable around you—and they may not want their children spending time with someone who displays this kind of behavior.
By treating everyone with respect (even when they don’t deserve it), we can create healthier relationships and foster better communication overall. This starts with our interactions with other people but continues onto our own families and loved ones as well!
4.Don’t be afraid to go in for a kiss.
Don’t be afraid to go in for a kiss. A lot of people think that because you have color blindness, you aren’t able to notice things like lipstick or eye shadow (not true). The person with color blindness is usually just more aware of how they feel about the person they’re dating rather than what they look like.
Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Colorblindness doesn’t affect personality in any way, so if he or she seems like a fun person and shares similar interests as you do, then it shouldn’t matter! In fact, many people who are colorblind feel that being able to see more colors makes them more interesting and unique than those who can only see three colors: red/green/blue (RGB).
Don’t be afraid to ask questions about things that seem confusing at first glance but are actually pretty simple once explained properly such as why something looks different from what one may expect based on initial appearances alone; most likely it won’t make sense until explained fully by someone who understands both sides well enough not only tell their own story but also explain why each side might feel differently about certain things which may seem obvious.
5.Find out what he likes
- Find out what he likes and don’t try to mimic it. Be genuine and confident about yourself.
- Don’t underestimate your worth just because you are colorblind! There are many people who love you for who you are and not what colors look like to you!
- If the guy has a lot of tattoos, make sure that the colors go together well on his skin tone, otherwise it may be difficult for him to find clothes that match his tattoo sleeve if he’s not used to matching colors all the time when shopping for outfits (this is especially true if most of his wardrobe consists of black clothing).
6.If you’re not sure, ask your friends.
If you have color blindness , it’s important to be realistic about the colors of his hair and eye color. If you’re not sure, ask him to describe his favorite color.
Ask your friends or family members what they think the colors are and then compare your answers with them. Be sure to do this before meeting him in person so that you can accurately describe him during your first conversation!
7.Make sure he’s not colorblind
Make sure he’s not colorblind before you give him a gift with clothing or fabric!
Colorblind men don’t want to be seen wearing clothes that clash, so check his wardrobe first before gifting him with something new. Even if your guy has a limited palette and wears mostly black, brown and gray (as many men do), don’t give him anything that is too similar to what he already has.
Likewise, if your guy likes bright colors but still struggles to differentiate between them (taupe vs mustard yellow), don’t give him anything that looks drastically different from the rest of his wardrobe.
Finally, keep in mind that some people have an aversion to wear anything expensive because they worry about wearing it out or losing it; therefore, if you’re planning on buying something nice for your colorblind boyfriend or husband, try not spend more than $100-200 dollars on any one item!
8.Tell him you’re color blind
If you’re meeting a man whose color blindness is in the same category as yours and he seems like he might get upset about it, you can say something like: “To be honest, I have trouble seeing certain colors. I’m not sure why. It’s not my fault and it doesn’t mean anything bad about me.” If your guy has a different type of color blindness than yours and he seems to be taking it in stride (and if you don’t think you’ll want to spend your life with someone who takes a negative view), then feel free to skip this step.
If color blindness isn’t a big deal to him after all these years of dating women without any issues in this department, then good for him!
9.Make sure get good genetics counseling when pregnant
- When you’re pregnant, make sure you get good genetics counseling so you can understand what your children are likely to inherit from both sides of the family.
- Get counseling from a geneticist or a genetic counselor. If you have color blindness, it’s especially important for the counselor to be someone who knows about color blindness because some things won’t be obvious in the first place.
- If possible, get counseling from a geneticist and/or counselor who is also colorblind themselves!
Color blindness doesn’t have to hold you back in life or love — it just means a different approach sometimes!
There are many misconceptions about color blindness. The most common one is that it is a handicap or even a disease, but as you already know, this isn’t true at all! People with color blindness do not have any more problems than those who can see colors normally. Color blindness is not contagious and cannot be spread by touch or kissing someone (though we wouldn’t recommend kissing your friend with red-green color blindness if you want to survive). In fact, we believe that being color blind has its advantages — for example:
- You will never get lost in a crowd because there will always be someone wearing bright clothes next to you.
- You won’t have any trouble finding your way through dark forests or underground caves and other places without light bulbs hanging from above.
- Your child’s toys won’t disappear into piles of dirty laundry because all of them look ‘the same’ when they’re washed together with everything else he wears in his day-to-day life!
Remember, you don’t need to let color blindness hold you back from enjoying life and love. It’s a learning curve, but the most important thing is to be confident in who you are and how much value your unique perspective brings. You deserve someone who can appreciate that!