Language and/or communication barriers.

  • jrs1

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    May 07, 2009 7:44 AM GMT
    Could you or would you date someone, given that you genuinely feel something for the person, even though there may be a language barrier?

    Example #1: You are fluent in English, but your lover is fluent in a different language and either struggles with English or simply is unable to speak it.

    Example #2: You are with someone recognized as legally deaf or mute.

    Do you feel that you could foster something meaningful with them, even in the face of society's criticisms?
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    May 07, 2009 2:53 PM GMT
    I remember posting a while ago to a similar thread and I responded the same way here. Yes and yes in relation to both examples.

    I am a sign language interpreter and my parents are deaf. So working with a language barrier is never an issue for me. I have always watched my dad ( and mom)communicate with people who dont know how to communicate with him. It doesnt seem to phase him. I believe watching him do that has taught me how to do it and be comfortable with it.

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    May 07, 2009 6:09 PM GMT
    jrs10k6 saidCould you or would you date someone, given that you genuinely feel something for the person,

    Doesnt "genuinely feel something for the person" sort of already answer the question "Could you or would you date someone" with a language or communication barrier? If you have genuine feeling for someone already, you prolly would attempt dating that person.

    And isnt even asking the question a bit vacuous, since how would you get those genuine feelings for the person if you werent already quite involved with him.

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    May 07, 2009 6:19 PM GMT
    If you "genuinely" have feelings, then yes you should and can date them.

    And Caslon didn't you date a deaf person who used to slam cabinet door rather loudly? Actually, someone ask him that question, I am 31 shy of being able to address him in public still.
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    May 07, 2009 6:27 PM GMT
    Porque No? Puedo aprender otro idioma, si de verdad amo a esa persona.


    Why not I can learn another language if im interested and if I love the person. Excuse my English I try to do my best. icon_wink.gif

    Also I admired the persons who can talk more than one language, in spanish the word is poliglota, in English multilingual.