please don't even ask me how my mind got on deaf people. I tried to remember, but I can't concentrate right now. But I started looking at deaf people forums and stuff. My mind wanders and I do weird sh*t like this. In any case, I'm asking all the people who can see and hear well, would you date a deaf person or a "hard of hearing" person? (I think hard of hearing means almost deaf, but not quite there yet. I believe many of them do eventually go completely deaf though)
And I just figured, while I'm at it, why not ask about blind people as well. Would you date a blind person?
Explain why or why not, please. :)
Oh, and if you're deaf or hard of hearing (or blind...if that's even possible O.o) please say so and give your input about dating other deaf/blind people or dating people who can hear and see. Or dating in general as a deaf person.
I'm suddenly (probably temporarily, I admit) really fascinated by deaf people and deaf culture.
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Knew someone who signed for the deaf (things like ER, or serving on a jury), met several. Went out with a couple of deaf, a bit tricky since I don't sign, so little notes, made life interesting, to say the least, because you have the same issues in dating plus one more.
I dated several blind gals, as for a year my roommate was blind. You learn not to move stuff around or throw things on the floor. I had one corner to throw junk, she just didn't go there. But food need to be in the same spot, we were friends, several of her friends I dated as well. One plus of having her as a roommate, I didn't worry about changing anyplace. She said I to warn her if she was taking a shower, that got lose as well.
Just the normal issues of dating with a wrinkle added. For example, you go to a movie and they are blind, try to sit away from others, so you can whisper what is happening. Couple of times when theater was crowded, we explained to people sitting near us, so they would understand, most did. Films with subtitles are best if she is deaf.
As others say, you are dealing with people who have feelings, just have other ways of having to deal with life.
Enjoy it, be a good and cool date :)0