Deaf community dating
As a hearing person, dating someone who is deaf or hard of hearing come with a bit of a learning curve.
While it may be different from other dates you’ve been on, don’t let the learning curve stop you or make you nervous.
Here you can broaden your horizons and no need to dread that first ‘i am deaf’ conversation.
If you are planning a date with someone who speaks sign language, learning a few key phrases can be a sweet gesture that will improve your communication and make your conversation a bit more natural. Try learning simple phrases such as “yes,” “no,” “tell me about yourself” and “you look nice tonight.” You don’t need to master the language, but making an effort to speak to your date in their preferred language is a great way to show you care.
Get to know them, ask them about their interests and passions.
If they bring up their hearing loss, then feel free to naturally transition to that conversation but, otherwise, steer clear.
So, what happens when you and your date communicate differently?
In most cases, a few simple considerations are all you need to bridge any gap in understanding, which is why we’ve put together a few simple tips to help you prepare for your first date with a deaf or hard of hearing person.Here at Deaf Dating you will get to meet lots of interesting people who you share common ground with. It is important for deaf people to date someone they can communicate with.