Don’t Be Deaf to the Deaf
I had a family friend who was dating a deaf woman.
In the beginning, he didn’t have a clue when dating the woman.
Many people hate dating deaf people due to the numerous challenges that are involved.
Especially in the process of communication.
If an individual in a deaf relationship does not have the right tips, he or she may find him/herself quitting.
So, what are the best tips that you need to know in deaf dating?
The Sign of Romance
You have to show your romance through signs.
We all know that most deaf can never communicate perfectly without the use of signs. You have to learn their signs before being in a position to communicate with them.
This will also give better ways to express the love feel towards your partner.
Get Into Acting
Make sure you act more as opposed to speaking.
We all know that deaf can never hear whenever you say unless you write or use their deaf sign language.
You have to perfect the skills that will enable you to communicate better.
For instance, I had a friend who dating a deaf chick and unfortunately, the guy did not know either to write or communicate well.
This ultimately led to a relationship breakup due to poor communication between the guy and the lady.
Take It For Real
You must be ready to understand and take your partner the way he or she is.
Many people are always afraid to speak about the status of their deaf partners leading to self-denial especially the friends.
In these kinds of dating, you have to be sincere with your friends about the medical condition of your friend.
Family Is Important
Let the family members know about the condition of the partner if the relationship is long-term.
Most people often make the mistake of not letting the family members know the condition of the partner early enough before marriage.
This may sometimes lead to confrontation if the family members are unaware of the condition.
Protect and defend your partner’s deaf status.
This is the best way to show your love to the other partner whenever you are in a relationship or dating.
This will for sure bond your relationship at the same time nurturing it into marriage.
Consult a professional deaf relationship counselor.
For those people who might have ideas on how to have a relationship with a deaf partner, seeking a professional guidance counselor offers the best solution.
They will give you the best tips that will help run a healthy at the same time respectful relationship.
Seek help from online deaf dating sites.
With the internet, you can get the best ideas on how to have a healthy relationship through these online deaf dating sites. They will give the best ideas on how to have a relationship with a deaf partner.
Through these sites, he got ideas on how to relate with her and now they are happily together with 3 children. What an amazing story!
Through these tips and Dwp, you will not only have a healthy relationship but also know how to appreciate your partner irrespective of his or her physical condition.
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18 thoughts on “7 Amazing Tips You Need to Know in Deaf Dating”
I have had an on and off again relationship with this great guy but communication is a problem. his deaf and I sometimes find it difficult to know what he wants beacuse his shy. we trying to take things serious with our relationship and move in togather next year but I’m doubting a lot of things. we both 21 and still trying to figure life out, we have so many differences I know moving in togather is going to cause problems for us especially because of communication and we essentially want different things
My name is Pris West I was born deaf hard of hearing. I don’t have boyfriend no nope.
I life at the farm address is
714 10b. Rd
Bourbon in 46504
Go to seach on map bourbon
I hate study at the farm with my parents.please help me get me out of here. It farm still bore it not fun.I don’t like it can y find me. I wish go to big fun go to haug out but I don’t have any friends no nope. I am deaf I cannot drive car I don’t music. Because I am deaf. Tell my mom tell story of deaf. My real full name call Prescilla Helen West
This is some really good information about what to do if you are dating a deaf person. My little sister has a big crush on a deaf boy in our neighborhood. I liked that you pointed out that she should start learning ASL, and specifically learn how to communicate how to express her feeling throw it.
I definitely CONCUR with the fact that everyone is disabled in one way or another. When you find love it just doesnt matter. Absolutely everything and anyone you must give and take to make it work. If love is the foundation anything can work of you want it to work. Will is the way
this is bad when site is zoomed , the tags on left cnt be closed, interfier in even reading artical.. gues web designer thought it was cool, have um try zooming so i can reed it in mozilla, now zoomed back to see, anyway think im talking to someone on line that doesnt whant me to know a problem like deafness, like my phomes broke. see what happens. I dont care I just want a relationship. mabe thats it the coyness, Im 67 she 34 2 kids. 1200 miles away. makes me feel sometimes im just talkinig to a computer or guy at other end. but the pictures say something.. been single over 10 yrs now. having self love doesnt work. met up with a lot of husslers though what an education that is.enough is enough. bye MR. Bill
Hi Bill and thanks for visiting the site
What country are you living and which one is the lady you refer to?
I’m currently visiting in Thailand and the Philippines – 2 wonderful countries that respect older guys. Both also have their fair share of deafness as well
I recently been texting a deaf woman 30 yrs.,old reads lips who lives out on the west coast (close to it) and I’m 69 yrs., old and hard of hearing and live in MI and she wants me so bad just to be together and get married yet! Oh she’s serious and we haven’t met yet but we have exchange pics she is pretty and I’m not bad looking either. She doesn’t have a job does not have a car but she claims that once here she would find one. So I’m not sure about it if anything I would have to learn ASL just to communicate with her better. Again she’s 30 and I’m 69 yrs. old what to do?
I agree with Lisa. I recently met a beautiful woman who’s deaf. She has a beautiful spirit and an amazing drive to be successful! I’m sort of pessimistic about being in a relationship, however, I ask myself would I date a woman who doesn’t speak English but could speak!? That answer would by yes! Both cases involve a communication issue. Why not give it a try.
How did it go for you? I just met my neighbor, an absolutely stunningly beautiful deaf girl, she’s a fashion model and my god she was born to do so she’s gorgeous, in any case we’ve been on a few dates now, but honestly she seems a bit more separated. Like things went great and she was telling me how she thought I was such a great person and she really likes me and we snuggled up and watched a movie…. kinda… halfway through she kept texting her friend who’s crashing at her place and like wouldn’t put the phone down and then randomly had to go like 3 minutes before the end of the film. It was late but just like how she left showed something was wrong. Idk what I did wrong or maybe she was frustrated with other things happening in her life, but we were supposed to get coffee today and I never heard back from her and she’s not texted me back since.
I work with a deaf woman whom I would absolutely love to ask out. I think I would be up for the challenge of communication. We’re all in our own little worlds. Her’s is just different. I’ve read up on the subject. Some say they prefer to be in relationships with other deaf people. Which is completely understandable. However, perhaps never having anyone who can hear try and really communicate with you is saddening. Would make me a little lonely. Going to give it a shot. Someday. Same as any other woman. Intimidating. I’m 40 and I still get nervous.
This is something I’ve been considering off and on for years: dating a deaf girl. I had a friend who’s mother was deaf, and I even took a couple of ASL classes in college. Thank you for the information.
This is awesome I learned how to speak sign after a close friend of mine went deaf I always wondered how dating would be for her after but luckily she found an awesome deaf man to sweep her off her feet.
Thanks for this. Very informative.
my girl friend is deaf and it is a article meant for the person like me thanks for posting such a valuable and nice article i loved it
I would love to Thank Martin to make this article beautiful. Thanks for the encouragement. I wrote this article after personally looking at two Deaf Couple expressing their love.
Hi Laura! Thanks for this post. Dating somebody with a disability is a challenge. We’re all encouraged to date our Blue Prince or Blue Princess and, therefore, when the person we fall in love with is not that picture perfect, the first challenge we need to overcome is to be true to our feelings and then be strong against what others may say.
Oh I don’t know about that Mariana.
Everyone on the planet has a disability of some kind or another lol
Historical baggage, different perceptions, ego and a pile of other crap. Being deaf is just something else but approached in the same way i.e. learning about the other person and making adjustments that suit both people in the relationship.
Don’t you think?
“Everyone on the planet has a disability of some kind or another lol”