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.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.
At the bar scene or anywhere when men talk to me and I try to understand them by reading lips, they act like I’m weirdo so I have to tell them that I am deaf.
But I'd sort of like to chat with my (eventual) grandchildren too.
Oh, sure, I can whip out my hearing aid and "somewhat make do" but Belinda (the hot, no longer natural redhead sitting in the corner) may or may not be able to converse with the little munchkins and that would be a real loss if she couldn't.
I’m lucky I found someone early in my life so I didn’t have to deal with the stressful dating game for long.
Deaf people — at least in my case — who live outside of the Deaf culture feel insecure when it comes to the dating game.
Many people outside the deaf community don’t realize that hearing ability is on a spectrum in the deaf community, and that folks who are deaf don’t all use the same forms of communication.