Dating deaf meet single
It's easier as you can chat to someone without the pressure of having to hear them and you can get to know them first. Like everything, there are specialist dating sites for people with hearing loss – have you ever tried them?
I did think about joining a dating site for deaf people when I was single.
My first date with my boyfriend was a quiet pub in the mid-afternoon on a weekday. Luckily there was no one out there, just us, so it was perfect! Awkward silences once I've told them about my hearing. It's harder to respond when someone is flirting and pick up on conversation cues.
But most of all, if I ask them to repeat themselves and they act strangely [or just] say "Don't worry". I had no idea my boyfriend was trying to flirt with me when I met him – I didn't hear what he said and turned to walk away when he spoke to me!
It was awful and awkward but I saw the funny side of it.
Do you think apps like Tinder and Bumble have made it easier or harder?
Louise, a twentysomething from Suffolk, has bilateral sensorineural hearing loss of a severe-to-profound nature.
This means that she has "rubbish" (her word) hearing in both ears and, in order to converse, relies on both hearing aids and lip reading. The hearing aids obviously don't fix or make up for the hearing loss, they amplify all sounds.
Instead, everything is amplified, making it very difficult or near-impossible to hear that person. I met my current boyfriend at the leisure centre (where he works) while he was covering for reception. I'd prefer to meet someone in person, although it's difficult for me because of my hearing, and my lack of confidence puts me off.
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I haven't had a boyfriend who has reacted badly, but I've had guys interested in me and then put off by my hearing loss, definitely. How do you find meeting people in bars or chatting people up? Before I met my boyfriend two years ago, I used to go clubbing with my best friend and got a few guys approach me and try chatting to me.
I had no idea what they were saying and my friend and me couldn't stop laughing.