Sign language dating
‘What Dating is Like When You Have Hearing Loss’ is an article recently posted at Refinery29, a woman’s lifestyle and culture site, and it got us thinking about the remarkable challenge romance faces when it’s called to bridge the deaf-hearing divide.
It’s not an unexplored problem: A quick web search reveals there’s quite an extensive literature extant on the phenomenon.
They ‘helped me pick up on ASL and really learn how to move my hands, arms, body and face.’ Eventually her then-boyfriend’s younger sister gave her a name-sign, which was a big deal.
A name-sign, she writes, is ‘rewarded and earned, something that takes a long time to get if you’re a hearing person wanting to delve into the deaf community.’ Challenges and Rewards If you’re interested in learning more about the experiences of deaf people who date hearing people, and discovering some of the tips and tricks they’ve used to make it work, you might be surprised at how much valuable information you can easily find on the web, exploring articles that range from Geek and Jock’s ‘7 Amazing Tips You Need to Know in Deaf Dating’ to Glamour’s ‘Dating Through Deafness’ and The Limping Chicken’s ‘The Secret Deafie’ and many others.
My family is my strength and I feel so loved, I am very positive person, in relationship I cherish mutual understanding.
S., according to the National Institutes of Health—have it particularly tough.
Just as a deaf person can feel left out in a hearing crowd, a hearing person can struggle to feel accepted and communicate adequately among predominantly deaf people.
The author of the Huff Post piece, a woman named Robin, says that in her case, of her boyfriend’s family and friends were deaf, so ‘I wasn’t just stepping into a new world, I was stepping into the lion’s den.’ But thank goodness for the internet and You Tube videos!
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The Refinery29 article profiles a deaf woman named Louise.