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My first date with my boyfriend was a quiet pub in the mid-afternoon on a weekday. Luckily there was no one out there, just us, so it was perfect! Awkward silences once I've told them about my hearing. It's harder to respond when someone is flirting and pick up on conversation cues.But most of all, if I ask them to repeat themselves and they act strangely [or just] say "Don't worry". I had no idea my boyfriend was trying to flirt with me when I met him – I didn't hear what he said and turned to walk away when he spoke to me!There you’ll find people who understand what it is to be deaf (many have relatives who are deaf) and who won’t be ignorant or afraid of deaf people. How to Date Deaf People: (written by Dawn) *If you meet a deaf person and you want to talk, let the person know by waving “Hi” or write a note to give to her or him.

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If you did meet someone online, would you tell them about your hearing loss before meeting IRL?

I got talking to my current boyfriend first after he friended me on Facebook and I told him after a few minutes of chatting so he could see the real funny and jokey me before I told him I was deaf. Have you ever had anyone react in a less than favourable way?

And according to a report from Action On Hearing Loss, people with hearing loss are more likely to experience emotional distress and loneliness.

They are also at double the risk of developing depression.

It was awful and awkward but I saw the funny side of it.

Do you think apps like Tinder and Bumble have made it easier or harder?They need to get better educated about us and to understand us better. I love your dating tips for deaf people, and I’m going to post them on my blog.To meet a hearing man who understands deaf people, why not go to classes in American Sign for the hearing?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.They never find out I’m a lot of fun like other people in general; and I like the outdoors, riding bikes, and camping.I have wonderful sons, I love them so much and I have given up a lot to raise them.

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