Scope out good spots well beforehand, so you will be prepared when a dating opportunity arises. A walk in the park, a one-on-one dinner or game night at home can be a romantic and unexpected date.Look for venues (restaurants, bars, coffee shops) that are quieter, have good acoustics, and are well lit (to help with lip reading). It will be much quieter than a night out and may be more memorable since it is out of the ordinary. This is most important if the date is at a restaurant or bar.Don’t be afraid to suggest little changes in how they communicate with you, such as turning to look at you when they speak or being mindful of mumbling and enunciating clearly.After some time, these habits will become second nature, and the person you’re dating will develop the ability to subconsciously factor your hearing loss into their daily routine. Everyone, including your attractive date, has insecurities and things they’re afraid of sharing. It takes a lot of courage to put yourself and your hearing loss out there, but the payoff is well worth it! How does it impact the types of dates that work best? Many of my friends with hearing loss say that if they cannot hear someone well on the first date, there is never a second date.
The profile page is the online substitute for your in-person first impression.Dating can be tough under any circumstances – what to wear, where to go, wondering if there will be a second date. This may seem a bit harsh, but it is probably smart.