Hi…I’m not sure where to post this, so if it’s in the wrong place, I apologize!
I had a question for you guys…do you have practical advice on dating?
You see, I’ve never dated, but now that I’m nearly 20 I think maybe I’m doing something wrong, and maybe I should change something. I’d like to not use the online dating sites yet, however. I’ve prayed for God to show me the way, to help me and my future husband to find each other.
Part of the problem, I’m afraid, is that I’m hard of hearing (profoundly deaf). I do interact with people well face to face, and I keep in touch with Facebook, email, etc. I often do find myself saying “sorry, can’t use the phone”, and it makes me frustrated, because I know that some people like hearing each other’s voices. But it’s difficult for me, and the other party usually goes on, talks like normal, and I’m thinking “okay, I have no idea what you’re saying, but great!”:o
One guy I was interested in (a Catholic), did text me, but then he called. The whole time I kept wishing I could ask him to speak up or repeat what he said, but I was afraid that would turn him off. So I replied with general phrases, depending on the sound of his voice, but I’m afraid that made me seem aloof or something.
And because I’m deaf, I miss some of the subtle clues in voice and sounds, unless I’m taught specifically what means what. And I’m embarrased to ask my friends what may seem obvious already. Thank goodness for online forums!
I know this is a big topic, but I’d appreciate any advice Thanks