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 annywn
Joined: 4/17/2012
Msg: 123
WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??Page 6 of 9    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
I'm fairly certain I date them exclusively. Otherwise known as men. :)
 Lone-Loser
Joined: 10/11/2012
Msg: 124
WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??
Posted: 6/18/2013 3:02:58 AM
Is it hard to learn sign language?(I tried to learn both french and Chinese, and while i got the basics down, I could not learn much more than a 1st grader can when compared to English)

Patience is easy to have :D and what exactly sort of things do deaf people do(the socials thing). and for the rest, for any other reason, i don't see it being 'different' than being with someone who can hear.
 BelleAtlantic
Joined: 11/7/2012
Msg: 125
WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??
Posted: 6/18/2013 6:33:20 AM
I don't know how probable that would be for me.

How would we get to know each other in order for me to be interested or not? we can't communicate effectively from a very beginning already. Unless that person knew how to write and can text me while I learn sign language, I'm not sure that any communication would occur, and therefore no interest to develop. It would take some getting used to.

For the right person, everything is possible and anything can be learned.
 CallmeKen
Joined: 9/4/2009
Msg: 126
WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??
Posted: 6/18/2013 7:00:03 AM
I have learned sign language for "Would you go to dinner with me? I'll buy."
I tried it out on a deaf woman the other weekend. I now know the correct sign language for "Fvck off, @sshole."
I may have gotten the phrasing wrong.

do you think we are easy??

Apparently not.

It would take some getting used to.

What relationship doesn't take adjustment? I would enjoy the challenge of learning a new language.

My only question may not be appropriate for the forums, but I'll ask it anyway:
Does a hearing impaired woman sign dirty during sex?

I only ask in case I need to keep a dictionary handy.
 BelleAtlantic
Joined: 11/7/2012
Msg: 127
WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??
Posted: 6/18/2013 7:40:53 AM

What relationship doesn't take adjustment? I would enjoy the challenge of learning a new language.


I meant adjusting to the fact that I won't hear their voice, can't call them from another room, cannot share a song and dance to the rhythm, can't whisper into his ear, cannot sneak up on them and say "boo!", cannot share the sound of rain falling on leaves, cannot call them and they cannot call me (it would have to be video in order to do sign language). I like to talk, it would get exhausting to have to do hand gestures for it all. This is what I mean by adjustment, its a different kind of adjustment, its an additional kind of adjustment on top of trying to figure someone's essence.

It's not that I'm concentrating on what "cannot" happen versus what could, its that it would be new for me.

Its not just a new language, its an entirely different way of communicating. I can learn a new language in a matter of a few weeks and up to year if I really want to be fluent and spend time with the natives (I already speak various languages), but sign language involves body language and hand gestures, not training of vocal chords and mouth positioning for correct pronunciation.
 BabblingBrookes
Joined: 2/14/2013
Msg: 128
WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??
Posted: 6/18/2013 8:47:49 AM
My best friend in high school was born with 50% hearing and slowly began to lose the rest of it as she grew older. By the time I met her in high school, she was completely deaf in one ear and could barely hear with the other. I learned sign language so that I could communicate with her after she lost all of her hearing.

I can "speak" American Sign Language, so a person who knows that language won't be a deterrent for me. I've met a few deaf persons who "spoke" English Sign Language, and there was a snag when communicating. I guess it all comes down to whether we can communicate or not. I haven't researched this topic in awhile, but the last time I read up on it only 30% of the English language could be deciphered through lip reading. If he's good at lip reading, and I can understand him when he speaks, then there's no issue. I'm willing to learn a new sign language if need be.
 drinkthesunwithmyface
Joined: 3/27/2012
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Posted: 6/19/2013 4:11:03 AM
I honestly wouldn't care if a woman was deaf. For me it wouldn't be an inconvenient adjustment at all. It'd be fun to learn her sign language. I think that two people speaking with sign language is even pretty to watch. I'd see no issues with us being able to call each other either - texting would be our thing. And I think it'd be a cool relationship, us interacting and relating to each other in that realm of silence that would nonetheless be loud with gestures and attentiveness and touch, etc, feeling like we reach that point where we're telepathic, my awareness having to be in another place in order to communicate and always be in tune with her from not being able to use my ears.

I could always have my own music playing too.
 VacationGuy234
Joined: 8/1/2008
Msg: 130
WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??
Posted: 6/23/2013 3:51:46 PM
[QUOTE] I meant adjusting to the fact that I won't hear their voice, can't call them from another room, cannot share a song and dance to the rhythm, can't whisper into his ear, cannot sneak up on them and say "boo!", cannot share the sound of rain falling on leaves, cannot call them and they cannot call me (it would have to be video in order to do sign language). I like to talk, it would get exhausting to have to do hand gestures for it all. This is what I mean by adjustment, its a different kind of adjustment, its an additional kind of adjustment on top of trying to figure someone's essence.[/QUOTE]

Credit given for an honest answer...

But, to clear a few things up; you would hear the person's voice; you can text them from another room; you can share a song and dance; you can whisper and as long as you look at that person he/she will understand; you can certainly sneak up on them; they can feel/see the leaves and the rain; they can read your lips when you talk.

 Definition_Of_Insanity
Joined: 6/12/2013
Msg: 131
WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??
Posted: 6/24/2013 9:20:09 AM
I dated an incredible man with severe hearing loss (that had happened to him in adult hood) for almost 2.5 years. I didn't know about it until I met him. (He approached me here on PoF, he also didn't have a picture up on his profile, FWIW). But the tone in his communication sold me right from the start. He was WONDERFUL with the written word (a real weakness of mine) and we communicated a good bit via email and text throughout our relationship.

When he wore hearing aides, he could hear me decently (I am naturally loud, with a voice that carries and it was great having that be appreciated, lol). He was a talker and I loved listening to them. When he didn't wear his hearing aides, he could not hear anything.

Our relationship was more 'private' than others I'd been in. I came to enjoy the quiet VERY much. Our 'non-verbal communication' was great... I will say, social environments were difficult for him. We didn't do a lot of parties or go out to sports bars, for example. We stayed home a lot, I had CC on my TV. I really enjoyed a relationship where WE were the primary focus (my ex-husband was a 'big shot' and I had to go to all sorts of stuff but we got to where we barely talked to each other at home, when he was home).

When my BF and I went to eat, we sat next to each other and I repeated things the server said quite often. It felt natural (I just sort of did it from the start for some reason). He could read lips fairly well, he never learned to sign.

I ended the relationship because I wanted more of a commitment than he did. But I adored him for a million reasons and the hearing loss (though I know it was tough for him in many ways based on what he told me) never hurt our relationship.
 Dansup1
Joined: 8/5/2012
Msg: 132
WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??
Posted: 6/24/2013 10:24:56 AM
Sign language would be cool as hell to learn. Then I can finally read those dots on the wall.
 pandusvenator
Joined: 5/6/2013
Msg: 133
WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??
Posted: 6/24/2013 1:56:32 PM

WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??


Sure. Why not? It's hard to sign talking dirty during sex though.

Just think of the benifits.....
 localRenoite12
Joined: 4/17/2013
Msg: 134
WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??
Posted: 7/5/2013 3:19:09 PM
Yes I would, but I understand that it would be a difficult relationship. While there is a deaf culture and identity, the disability doesn't entirely define the person.
 Confident-Realist
Joined: 2/8/2004
Msg: 135
WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??
Posted: 7/7/2013 9:10:55 AM

Just think of the benifits.....

Yeah, but in your next relationship you'd have to make adjustments. When you argue and her back is turned you can't yell "Fvcking B!tch!" outloud. :)
 Vannili
Joined: 7/8/2008
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Posted: 7/7/2013 9:21:45 AM
Yes I would date to marry or have a relationship with a deaf person.
I would want to learn the sign language and lip reading.

Being deaf, mute, sightless or bound in a wheelchair is not an excuse
to share what is the best in you to someone to make their life
meaningful..

Vannili
 bamagrl68
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 137
WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??
Posted: 7/9/2013 2:39:48 PM
barnbyjames1- What makes things really hard is that insurance won't pay for hearing aids.
Like it's optional to be able to hear well, so not right.
I don't know about you, but now and them, when I tell people about my hearing problems, some will actually ask if I've thought about getting a hearing aid. Gee, no, I never thought of it, lol :)
 Sleepless_in_C_Mesa
Joined: 6/24/2013
Msg: 138
WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??
Posted: 7/11/2013 11:40:31 AM
No issue at all. She won't complain when I feel like playing my guitars at 3:00am!

Also, I learned ASL because my grandniece is deaf.
 sportyshortgirl
Joined: 10/13/2013
Msg: 139
WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??
Posted: 11/22/2013 9:07:37 PM
I actually would prefer to date a deaf man, their patience and powers of observation are so endearing to me. I have decided to learn ASL in the prayer I find my perfect match, so I can speak with him and learn all about deaf couture and his beliefs. I'm a very patient person, and would love to become involved in the deaf/hearing impaired couture; interpret, help interact with daily life and society. I would be honestly proud and eager to introduce and involve a deaf partner in my life and around my family and friends. Personality is what matters to me.
 Seki1949
Joined: 9/4/2013
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Posted: 11/22/2013 10:15:49 PM
I wouldn't...Guess that makes me a terrible person in these parts....I specialize in dating the bi-polar.
 drinkthesunwithmyface
Joined: 3/27/2012
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Posted: 11/26/2013 12:13:19 PM
Now look...I done responded in this thread and said that, yes, I would date a deaf person. So, where's my deaf person already? C'mon, quit hiding. We gonna have that date, or what?
 aanarchist
Joined: 8/23/2013
Msg: 142
WOMEN and MEN ... would you like to date deaf people??
Posted: 11/26/2013 12:39:14 PM
As long as they are actually hearing impaired and not listening impaired. How many people with functioning eardrums seem like they are deaf hehe.
 sigungq
Joined: 1/4/2013
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Posted: 11/26/2013 4:35:38 PM
At least if you're deaf, you don't have to listen to a woman blither endlessly............
 nuninho28
Joined: 4/1/2009
Msg: 145
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Posted: 5/31/2016 1:41:28 PM
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