Then, even worse, when my grand children are born, they are less likely to learn ASL if their mother is Hearing.There is less of a chance that they will be born Deaf and go to a Deaf school and thus they will have Hearing (or non-signing) friends (and teachers) with whom I will have a hard time communicating.I'd much rather my children date Deaf people because if they fall in love and get married it would mean I would likely be empowered with a whole new set of people with whom I can communicate visually in my preferred language.If my children date Hearies that means I may end up disempowered -- stuck with the challenge of trying to have conversations with Hearing people.Finding the Best Way to Communicate Asking Them on a Date Choosing a Date Activity Being Considerate With Your Crush Community Q&A You’ve met an attractive and interesting deaf person through work or school, and want to ask them on a date.If you aren’t deaf yourself, it’s natural to think about what the best way to ask them would be.She does get irritated with me when I don't understand something right away.If she has to repeat something more than once it can be very embarrassing, especially if we are in company, because she starts to get irritated with me and I start to feel flustered, making it even more difficult for me to concentrate and understand what's being said.hurtful..have my own wife shouting irritatedly at me does not make me feel any more secure in myself..."-ROWLANDT1"married to hearing guy, he use the only communication with me in SL but sometime I use my voice...important to tell your husband how do you feel...maybe give him few options like lipreading test/Speech reading, if you said the following phrases with no voice.
At the bar scene or anywhere when men talk to me and I try to understand them by reading lips, they act like I’m weirdo so I have to tell them that I am deaf.
Bill, I am addicted to a tv show in which some of the characters are Deaf. Is it common for members of the Deaf community to not approve of dating relationships between hearing and the Deaf?
Thanks, - Jeanette Dear Jeanette, Regarding the actions of those around them, it is common for individuals in any society to encourage actions in others that are empowering to oneself and to discourage actions that are disempowering. " If my son dates a Hearing girl she will likely have Hearing parents, Hearing brothers and sisters, Hearing friends, Hearing former teachers, well, you get the idea.
Forum members advised each other on deaf-hearing relationships (snippets follow):"husband...finally getting around to doing the fingerspelling occasionally ..a little bit of sign here and there.
He's not comfortable with it and never will be..."-FUZZYPEN"...husband is very difficult to lip-read...promised before we were married to learn signs but after we married, that was the end of his learning signs because it is easier for him to talk......would marry him again..marry him until he mastered it..skills made it too easy once we were married.