Deaf is designed to provide a wide range of informative and fun resources for Deaf singles looking to get into the dating scene. But the recent explosion of online dating — about 17 million people at least peeked at a dating site last year, according to estimates — has created a cottage industry of smaller sites hoping to draft off the success of market monster
Read the info below to help you learn how to write a good profile. We've teamed up with the sites above to help you find the perfect match. MSN- At first glance, it may seem like just another set of niche online dating sites. Two small but growing sites devoted to dating for the deaf, both founded by children of deaf parents, now offer non-hearing singles their own place on the Internet to find love. Online dating can be fun and enjoyable, but there are some guidelines you should follow to stay safe: Be Anonymous There’s never any need to give out your personal details – your real name, address, email address or phone number, pager address, or videophone address– in public areas like your online dating profile.
Once you have a one to one relationship with someone via email, use your instincts to decide if you should give more contact information to that person.
Don’t give any other information until after you’ve met and have become friends offline.
Use your Instincts If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
You would notice if your boyfriend or girlfriend was acting strangely.
Pay attention to habits and moods of online friends as well: are they changing?
If something doesn't feel right, it’s OK to end your contact with someone.
Stay in Your Comfort Zone Don’t let the other person push you to phone or meet if you’re not ready.
If they’re eventually going to make a good partner, they’ll understand and wait.
If someone asks for your phone number, pager address, or videophone address, politely refuse.
If you think you might eventually want to contact them, ask for their email address and use it when you’re ready Stay Alert Are there inconsistencies in what someone tells you?
Are they an accountant one day but can’t add 2+2 the next?