DeafSinglesConnection.com is aimed toward deaf and hearing-impaired singles. Living with any disability can be a challenge, so it helps to join a community where you can be sure that other members will be empathetic, not merely sympathetic, to the obstacles of everyday life. Without the same perspective, people can be well-meaning but misguided in their efforts to include you and often feel uncomfortable addressing the situation with humor.
One woman on Deaf Singles Connection cleverly wrote, “If interested message me ’cause I’m hard of hearing.” Obviously, she gets “it” and feels she’s in the company of other people who get “it,” too. Read through the message boards and you’ll see plenty of equally humorous as well as poignant posts regarding dating and dealing with others around you in the hearing world or within the hearing-impaired community.
“Living with any disability can be a challenge, so it helps to join a community where you can be sure that other members will be empathetic, not merely sympathetic, to the obstacles of everyday life.”
The process to create a profile is rather standard, but you can select your native language as ASL or BSL. Everything else is par for the course. Despite my misgivings about profile systems that don’t “force” or coerce subscribers to disclose much, the people on this site seem to have voluntarily completed with above-average consistency all the optional informational fields provided.
The first thing to do is try to make at least a few tentative contacts. I suggest trying an online “smile” at someone or an e-card to demonstrate your attraction to a person’s appealing description. Like any great site that aims for a feeling of community, there are message boards you can read for free to see what the other folks are like.
Upgrade your membership to join live chat rooms, post on message boards or to use instant messaging. Obviously, if you pay, you can send and receive email, too, but I’m mentioning it separately to highlight the fact that if you send a message to a free subscriber a reply requires that the other member upgrades, which considerably limits your chances of making contact.
Deaf Singles Connections has some compatibility features, too. Take a personality test to determine what color-coded type you are and with whom you have the most in common. Their matchmaking system uses a series of completed and percentage-rated factors in determining whom you would most like to meet. You’ll receive offsite emails with lists of profiles best fulfilling the resulting criteria.
The site has seen a small increase in its number of visitors. I think one thing that helps is that they’ve lowered their already competitive price, so that it’s even lower. You will notice some ads on the site, but personally if it’s a way to pay less, I’m okay with that. Visit Deaf Singles Connection to meet deaf and hearing-impaired men and women and their peers.