Online dating for the deaf
Jailing Willis yesterday, a judge described the circumstances surrounding the crime as amongst the most ‘deeply shocking, horrifying and appalling as could possibly be imagined’.Judge John Pini QC added: ‘The victim is 94 years of age.It was fun at first, writing a profile, and then looking for matches. Then we started talking about meeting up – this whole internet dating malarkey is paying off! Whether this is connected or not, I don’t know, but of the women who I was in conversation with, not one of them agreed to meet me after I revealed I was deaf. The number of views stayed the same, but the number of people contacting me tailed off quite significantly. I sent a few emails to them saying ‘hey, your profile looks great, reply if you like mine’ or some other cheesy line. I arrange our first date, just a drink in a local pub. Understandably, she was nervous about meeting me – or so I thought! It couldn’t have been my face, she saw my profile picture. The next day, I sent her an email asking what I had done wrong. However, I still get an email every couple of weeks off a woman, and I have had a couple of very pleasant dates. She had not long before this left a nursing home to be cared for in a safe, loving environment for the remaining time of her life.‘She was registered blind, hard of hearing, had no short term memory, had poor balance and was doubly incontinent. She was as frail and vulnerable as it is possible to be.’Following the sentencing, the victim’s son-in-law told the Daily Mail he was ‘shocked and stunned that somebody could intend on doing such a thing’.The victim, who was so frail she could barely communicate, had been sleeping on a hospital trolley in the front room of his home, having been left virtually bedridden since suffering a fall, he added.Launched in 2004, the site provides a number of unique features to help deaf / HOH members connect, including 'Deaf Groups' detailing if members are fully deaf, partially deaf, late deafened, HOH or are a 'hearie'.
But then, I don’t really socialise in deaf circles.To get around these barriers, many deaf individuals have now turned to the Internet and online dating as a way to connect with others who face the same barriers and understand the daily issues that they face.Deaf dating sites cater to deaf individuals and have large followings; allowing deaf individuals to find pen pals, individuals to date outside of their local community, and make friends all over the world.A potential friend or partner for life is waiting for you!
Deaf and hard of hearing individuals can sometimes find it difficult to make friends and date in the hearing world.For this reason, niche dating sites that focus on the Deaf & HOH (Hard of Hearing) community make perfect sense. ), which hopefully makes it easier to find friends and/or romance.