Finding the Best Way to Communicate Asking Them on a Date Choosing a Date Activity Being Considerate With Your Crush Community Q&A You’ve met an attractive and interesting deaf person through work or school, and want to ask them on a date.If you aren’t deaf yourself, it’s natural to think about what the best way to ask them would be.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.She does get irritated with me when I don't understand something right away.
Those relationships, which may have begun before the deaf partner lost hearing, often become preoccupied with issues such as sign language (SL) communication.
Bill, I am addicted to a tv show in which some of the characters are Deaf. Is it common for members of the Deaf community to not approve of dating relationships between hearing and the Deaf?
Thanks, - Jeanette Dear Jeanette, Regarding the actions of those around them, it is common for individuals in any society to encourage actions in others that are empowering to oneself and to discourage actions that are disempowering. " If my son dates a Hearing girl she will likely have Hearing parents, Hearing brothers and sisters, Hearing friends, Hearing former teachers, well, you get the idea.
Forum members advised each other on deaf-hearing relationships (snippets follow):"husband...finally getting around to doing the fingerspelling occasionally ..a little bit of sign here and there.
He's not comfortable with it and never will be..."-FUZZYPEN"...husband is very difficult to lip-read...promised before we were married to learn signs but after we married, that was the end of his learning signs because it is easier for him to talk......would marry him again..marry him until he mastered it..skills made it too easy once we were married.