How did being both Mormon and deaf impact your romantic life in your teenage years? First, I was socially inept as a result of being deaf. Read on to see how Jacob's relationships stand as a testament to his resilience and an example to us all.Now I am ready to date and trying to meet men on line, and chatting with them seems to go well; but as soon as I let them know that I am deaf they have stopped talking to me as if I had leprosy or something.Its hard to meet men who aren’t scared of deaf people; the ones I meet seem not willing to try to be patient or to know me better. You talk about having a social and romantic "reawakening" in college. Jacob: I had hit rock-bottom shortly before, so I decided I would try one more time, doing something big, and if that didn't work either, I'd end my miserable life. I didn't finally overcome those feelings until I was 21, in college.
I also have job, because I can do anything but hear.
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 arrived (which is a good start), I bought her a glass of wine and myself a pint of bitter. So off to the loo she popped……and she never came back! She replied back, apologetically and stated that she did not know I was deaf and it felt wrong to date a ‘vulnerable adult’!!
And I’m a good bluffer, too; I’ve had lots of practice from an unbeatable combination of lifelong hearing loss and being an actress.
If you’re looking for a talented hard of hearing bluffer, I’m your girl.