As they're unable to use their dizzying wit or repartee to distract us, I can't help but make snap judgments based on their appearances - too short, too beardy, too bald - but no doubt they are doing the same about us. I shake my head, but let out a long high note to show him that I sing (a bit).
The organiser, Lucy Baker, stands up and explains what the evening entails. Then he looks down at the floor and stays like that for what seems like an eternity.
Just as a blind person must enhance his or her other senses to compensate for the lack of sight, two silent people must double or triple their other senses for reading what the other person is like “beneath the skin.”The silent date can produce truly amazing insights about other people.How should we respond when all we seem to get from God is silence?The Old Testament offers us much guidance on this issue, with many stories of what to do—as well as what not to do.Ask someone out on a date, but make this rule: Neither you nor your date will speak a single word for the duration of the date. That means no writing notes, few or no hand signals, or any other form of symbolic communication.What you actually do on your silent date is not as important as the fact that you are disabled dating in silence. Well, to be silent is tremendously difficult for all of us who live in the modern world. Everywhere is the constant clamor of communication.