A blind date might be just what you need to get out of the house and get to know a new friend for a few hours.
The fun started when two friends, who met through the National Basketball Association, went out to dinner together on Jan. 31, 2012, at the Lighthouse Inn in Portland, Ore.
The night started out fine, but the next day, when the date turned into a date night, things got even more exciting.
They were introduced by their mutual friend and roommate, Ryan “Randy” Taylor, a blind man who works as a janitor.
Taylor and Taylor’s friend, Ryan Brown, both have disabilities, and Taylor and Brown went on to get married.
The couple and their friend went to see “Frozen” at the Portland Cinemas in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Feb. 1, 2012.
When Taylor was ready to get back to his life, he decided to spend the night at the house of his roommate.
Brown told CBC News that Taylor was “the funniest guy in the room.”
When Brown got home, he saw Taylor and the two friends hanging out.
He told CBC that he and his friend were so happy that they “just kept going.”
After the date, Brown and Taylor went to a local bar, and when they got back to the hotel, Brown told his friend he wanted to hang out again.
The next day at 9 p.m., the two went to the Lifestyles bar in Portland to watch “The Little Mermaid” with their friend.
They said the date was “really great.”
But Taylor had a problem.
Taylor was wearing a mask, and Brown said he felt like he could see what Taylor was seeing.
He said he was uncomfortable and didn’t want to go back to see Taylor.
The two decided to go to another bar, where Brown said they talked to another friend.
He had the idea to take Taylor’s mask off and see what happened.
“I was just so nervous,” Brown said.
“He was just staring at me.”
As Brown was taking off his mask, Taylor walked up to him and said, “Do you have any more to drink?”
Taylor replied, “No, I just wanted to get in the house.”
“I thought it was a little bit of a weird situation,” Brown told ABC News.
“It wasn’t like we were talking to each other.”
After a few drinks, Brown was able to convince Taylor to go inside.
They sat on the bed and watched a movie together.
After a few minutes, Taylor got up, went into the bathroom and left.
Brown said he called Taylor and told him to “take off his helmet.”
The next thing he knew, Taylor was lying on the floor of the bathroom, wearing his mask.
“It was a scary experience, because it was such a strange situation,” he said.
Brown told CBC he was able so much by being able to “hear” Taylor talk, even though he was in a mask.
He also found that Taylor would ask Brown to “look at his face” to confirm if he was seeing him.
“If he’s wearing a helmet, he’s not seeing anything,” Brown added.
Brown and Taylor said they felt “awkward” about being out on the night, but that they didn’t feel like they were being “shamed.”
They also didn’t know that Taylor and his roommate had agreed to meet up to watch a movie in the hotel room.
“You don’t really think about it until you go out and see your friends,” Brown explained.
“I think it’s a lot better than you think it is.”