In a relationship that includes only one partner that is deaf or hard of hearing there can be quite a bit of communication issues, especially if the non-hearing-impaired party to the relationship does not know sign language.
In this type of relationship communication can often be limited to lip-reading if you’re any good at it, or pen and paper or texting if you’re not.
As ads for Princess Cut diamond rings, steak dinners, and Godiva truffles bombard our consciousness, we are reminded of our love lives - or lack thereof.
Chances are you have fallen head over heels when a pheromone-tipped Cupid arrow struck.
What should you look for in a dating site dedicated to bringing deaf, hearing-impaired, and people with healthy hearing that are open to a relationship with a deaf person together? was created as a dating site for deaf singles to find other hearing-impaired people with the hopes of creating a lasting relationship and even love.
Living life without the benefit of healthy hearing is certainly a challenge, but it doesn’t mean you can’t live a normal and rewarding life.
But let’s look at the bigger picture, Ruane said in an interview with deaf REVIEW: “I think the major challenge that people face in relationships is being able to be comfortable with themselves, their own histories, their own 'damage.’ Successful relationships evolve between people who are able to work their damage and co-exist with someone else - in spite of their flaws or weird hang ups.
For example, most LGBT people have heterosexual parents—likewise, only 5 to 10% of deaf people have deaf parents.
My parents have been incredibly supportive but it was difficult for me to accept that there was not one, but two fundamental differences between us.
I took comfort, though, in the knowledge that many other people identified as part of one minority group or another, and that I wasn’t alone.
It wasn’t until high school that I truly began to feel like I’d been given a raw deal in life: During my freshman year, I developed my first crush and realized that I wasn’t just deaf but gay, as well. There are similarities between being deaf and being queer that compounded my sense of alienation.