Dating someone hard of hearing benefits of online dating services
*If you invite a deaf person out out on a date, please face your date, to make it easier to read lips, and use the pen and paper when you don’t understand. *If you have cell phone with you, don’t answer it unless you warn your date first [Dr.
Romance says this is true of any date, not just a deaf person.] Understand that a deaf person probably can’t tell what you’re saying when you’re talking into a cell phone, so it’s polite to let your date know why you’re answering the phone and what the call is about (for example, it’s work calling, or someone who is ill.
*If you want to be able to talk, it’s better to take your date out to mini golf, a nice small cafe or the park. *Your date will be happy to answer questions if you ask.
*Understand that American Sign is a different language, with different grammar, so don’t be offended if your date is sometimes hard to understand.
” I asked her, unsure if I should be moving toward the nearest exit.“What’s what? The screeching, only audible to me, went on for 30 seconds before panic paraded in.