The dating scene is tough to navigate for anyone – and hearing loss might complicate it further.A recent thread on Reddit featured a 20-year-old deaf woman who said she really wanted to have sex, but she was scared to. I was legally deaf, but I had a tiny bit of hearing. Woman B: I've been deaf since I was about 2 years old.
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!
"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 favorable way?
"I haven't had a boyfriend who has reacted badly, but I've had guys interested in me and then put off by my hearing loss, definitely.
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?