;)I already know some sign language (very little; I remember the dirty words best), but would love to learn more, even if I don't date someone deaf. I've often thought about taking a Sign Language course just for my own benefit...really it's just another language. Thanks for the privvy email, too..me laughin' with your airline story!!
Speaking of gestures, I've amused a couple of casual friends with my tendency to fill in with "descriptive" gestures, since I don't know enough yet. Would I like to be involved in the deaf world or deaf socials? I wouldn't do that with phone calls, but if you ask, I'd give you the gist of the conversation. This last course I'm taking should be the last "official" one that I "have" to take so maybe now, I'll find the time to see that everybody !!!! I can see it now...kinda like when you tell someone you are deaf or hearign impaired and they suddenly are yelling and over enunciating. AFTER , my money was gone and credit cards maxed out she moved on to another guy .
Some of these folks (all ages), grind away like the rest of us and lessons are learned by not only hearing these communications but listening to them. If I'm attracted to him and we are both interested in same hobbies, church, interests I don't care what people think. I've often thought about taking a Sign Language course just for my own benefit...really it's just another language. I'm don't think to myself, I want to date deaf people, but I would not pass up a deaf person because they were deaf. it is my first experience and 171 people signed up .. it seems like i m still the only deaf person there. i love being around hearing people and challenge them to face me.. We need more people like yourself..EDUCATE others and be less fearful of someone just because of a "disability." In quotes because I actually despise the word..I was Program Manager working with "disabled" people, I always used the term "barriers"...because we can always get past barriers, and we are able!
I know a few dogs,stone deaf,that can find you calling for help. I'm sure life is a little tuff for him because of his disability. If he's anything like his grandma "me" he will make his own way in this tuff world. This last course I'm taking should be the last "official" one that I "have" to take so maybe now, I'll find the time to see that through.
some times, i did not have the time to devote to him, at least not the amount of time he wanted.
well, at one point, he accused me of not wanting to get to know him because i knew he was deaf. actually, that turned into a huge turn-off to me because i do not like it when people try to purposely make others feel guilty for no good reason!
Ilove2smile: good post.....i had to comment on this one. well, at the time i met him, i was chatting with several other guys.
It may, however, be courtship phase before those signs are certain enough in a dating woman’s mind so they don’t rise up and bite her.
If her screening and judging stop before he walks to the altar, she has sold herself short.
Not only can a person hear,we can listen to people that can't hear. I think you could also classify disabled persons here. So yes, if I was attracted to someone and we had common interests, I wouldn't hesitate at all.
one of them walked to the phone and dialed something then he talked in sign language on the phone .. They're some of the most amazing people I've ever met, easy to get along with, very smart and funny.
Cinnamon, if this doesn’t respond sufficiently well to your request, let me know. Women already know how to buy in when they want to believe their date is almost Mr. During the dating phase, women should look for behaviors that hint that he’s not likely to fit any of those pointed fingers.