I made an account but chickened out before using it!
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?
"It's easier as you can chat to someone without the pressure of having to hear them and you can get to know them first.
But most of all, if I ask them to repeat themselves and they act strangely [or just] say 'Don't worry.' I don't have any horror stories that I'm aware of. But I just laugh it off."What’s the one thing about dating while deaf that you wish hearing people understood? It's harder to connect with someone and hit it off straightaway.
It's harder to respond when someone is flirting and pick up on conversation cues.
It was awful and awkward but I saw the funny side of it."" data-reactid="29"How do you find meeting people in bars or chatting people up? Before I met my boyfriend two years ago, I used to go clubbing with my best friend and got a few guys approach me and try chatting to me.
I had no idea what they were saying and my friend and me couldn't stop laughing.It's harder to respond when someone is flirting and pick up on conversation cues. 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! "" data-reactid="35"What the biggest mistake hearing people make when they're communicating with deaf people? "I met my current boyfriend at the [gym] where he works while he was covering for reception. I'd prefer to meet someone in person, although it's difficult for me because of my hearing, and my lack of confidence puts me off."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. "" data-reactid="27"If you did meet someone online, would you tell them about your hearing loss before meeting IRL?I don't really use them, though."Like everything, there are specialist dating sites for people with hearing loss — have you ever tried them?