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.
I hate to LABEL myself “I am deaf.” Then they say, “Oh, can you read my lips?
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.Non-essential calls can wait.) *If you take this date to a party, introduce your date and let them know that she or he is deaf.If you aren’t deaf yourself, it’s natural to think about what the best way to ask them would be.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.No reason why not, just never met someone who interested me or was interested in me.
But then, I don’t really socialise in deaf circles.Now I am ready to date and trying to meet men on line, and chatting with them seems to go well; but as soon as I let them know that I am deaf they have stopped talking to me as if I had leprosy or something.Its hard to meet men who aren’t scared of deaf people; the ones I meet seem not willing to try to be patient or to know me better.I am a profoundly deaf oralist and have been since birth.I have been in various relationships with hearing people, but never a deaf person.” or “Never mind” and they walk away from me it hurts and frustrates me.