I am a profoundly deaf oralist and have been since birth.
Then, after drinking about a quarter of our drinks, she suddenly went quiet and strange.
Deaf Singles is a safe online dating site for deaf men and deaf women.
While you may think that a deaf person dating another deaf person makes sense, it comes with its own unique challenges just like any other relationship does.
Relationships are hard no matter what abilities or disabilities you may have – they are something you have to work at.
Age 37 From Ely, United Kingdom Online - 2 weeks ago Woman Seeking Man (1704 Kilometers Away) Attractive blonde female who is profoundly deaf and although I prefer to use sign language I am very oral as did not learn bsl until I was 18. Age 51 From Gosport, United Kingdom Online - 1 week ago Woman Seeking Man (1737 Kilometers Away) Im warm TLC, loyal, trustworthy, honest.
I am very easy going and always looking to have fun! I speak well with hard of hearing myself and also I can do little BSL too.
While it may seem like the easiest thing to do is to stay with someone that shares your involvement in the deaf community don’t be afraid to expand your horizons.
Conclusions Dating between deaf people can be just as challenging as dating between people that are non-hearing-impaired is.
She arrived (which is a good start), I bought her a glass of wine and myself a pint of bitter. So off to the loo she popped……and she never came back! She replied back, apologetically and stated that she did not know I was deaf and it felt wrong to date a ‘vulnerable adult’!!
We sat down and started talking, firstly about the dating website and how we found it. Thinking back quickly through the conversation, could my job have put her off or did I inadvertently call her fat (she wasn’t)? Needless to say, I was somewhat offended and blocked her. This time, I shall tell them I am deaf before we meet. I got some views, people started messaging me and I hit it off with a few women….fantastic! ‘Just so you aware, I am deaf, but don’t worry, I can still talk and communicate with you’.
It was fun at first, writing a profile, and then looking for matches. Then we started talking about meeting up – this whole internet dating malarkey is paying off! Whether this is connected or not, I don’t know, but of the women who I was in conversation with, not one of them agreed to meet me after I revealed I was deaf. The number of views stayed the same, but the number of people contacting me tailed off quite significantly. The Limping Chicken is the world's most popular Deaf blog, and is edited by Deaf journalist and filmmaker Charlie Swinbourne.