Your date will be impressed that you are willing to learn to communicate with them in their own language.
Its hard to meet men who aren’t scared of deaf people; the ones I meet seem not willing to try to be patient or to know me better.
They never find out I’m a lot of fun like other people in general; and I like the outdoors, riding bikes, and camping.
*If the other person is talking and your date doesn’t understand, help him or her stay in the conversation by briefly explaining the gist of the conversation.
*It’s helpful and kind to ask your date how to say some words in sign language.
Although it’s wrong to dislike someone just because of a difference, it’s human nature. Romance about returning to the dating pool: I want to tell you a short story about myself. It’s hard for me to fit in, because this society doesn’t understand about us very well.
I was married to hearing man for 13 years and we’ve been divorced for 10 years .
*If you invite a deaf person out out on a date, please face your date, to make it easier to read lips, and use the pen and paper when you don’t understand. *If you have cell phone with you, don’t answer it unless you warn your date first [Dr.
Romance says this is true of any date, not just a deaf person.] Understand that a deaf person probably can’t tell what you’re saying when you’re talking into a cell phone, so it’s polite to let your date know why you’re answering the phone and what the call is about (for example, it’s work calling, or someone who is ill.
I hate to LABEL myself “I am deaf.” Then they say, “Oh, can you read my lips?