Tinnitus Friend Finder / Dating People on This Board

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    1. traveler

      traveler Member

      Hi. I was wondering if anyone was interested in dating people on this board and if that's ok.

      Could we get a dating thread going?

      What do you think?
       
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    2. christine kauhane
      Sunshine

      christine kauhane Member

      Location:
      honolulu hawaii
      Tinnitus Since:
      june 9th 2013
      I couldn't imagin dating someone with T also lol I would find it hard to deal with myself and that other person lol u may have a good t day and the other person might have a bad one oh my goodness that would cause a problum for me just saying...
       
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    3. I am getting depressed just to think about dating someone with T, reminds me of the Hyperacusis couple living in Manhattan. On the other hand i think the forum is to narrow for that.
       
    4. Ken219
      No Mood

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      Start a dating service. Call it Will Someone Answer The Damn Phone.com
       
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    5. ampumpkin
      Amused

      ampumpkin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset: 12/2007 Increase: 04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2007: Meds(Antidepressant) 2014: Meds(Antibiotics)
      I would love to date someone who has T!! We could habituate together and I would not feel like an alien talking about it!!
       
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    6. Steve H
      Creative

      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      They would definitely understand, that's for sure.

      Although thinking on it, my other half has become sympathetic to noise for me. She flinches at some noises now knowing what they can feel like to me and she is very conscious of loud places. That would be x10 if she had it too so maybe it would just reinforce between 2 people and become uber-tinnitus.
       
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    7. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      'Lets go to my place and mask together...'

      I think this is a great idea at least to try! :)
       
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    8. Steve H
      Creative

      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      If nothing else it's a unique chat up line.
       
    9. Mal
      Wishful

      Mal Member Team Tech

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cinema speakers
      That's the exact same situation with me and my misses. Now she is very aware of loud places, and we both have the 'the world should know better'-attitude towards noise. We also figured, that her very faint tinnitus on right ear is due to her several years of working at a club. The speaker was on her right side.
       
    10. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Actually, that's exactly what happened with me and my husband. He also has become much more conscious of noise levels when we go out, and always asks me, if somewhere is loud, if its OK if we stay. He's so sweet. And he also bought himself some ear plugs!
       
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    11. SueR
      Disappointed

      SueR Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Boston, MA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ear infection
      I'm from Massachusetts! :D

      ...just in case. ;)
       
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    12. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      it's gave me a good laugh. You would know it's true love if you were able ow mask with the same sound/frequency :)
       
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    13. Valentin

      Valentin Member

      Location:
      Thailand
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/08/2013
      now i know why the new site will be called : the tinnitus network.

      i can't wait for the app with a nearby people function!
       
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    14. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      ...the app would buzz / beep / screech / whistle when suitable T candidates are nearby :)
       
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    15. MarkD
      Fine

      MarkD Member

      Location:
      Sydney, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      You could match people based on certain criteria

      1. Do you prefer white noise, pink noise or rain sounds?
      2. Are you pro-habituation or pro-treatment? (This could cause a war if not matched correctly lol)
      3. Are you a full time or casual ear plugger?
      4. Are you into Xanax?
       
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    16. SueR
      Disappointed

      SueR Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Boston, MA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ear infection
      @gary
      It wasn't my idea. It was traveler's. ;)
       
    17. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Hi Sue,

      I see the Patriot's jersey you're wearing. Do you happen to be a Bruins fan, too?
       
    18. SueR
      Disappointed

      SueR Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Boston, MA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ear infection
      only because they are my home team. I don't follow them though.
       
    19. gary
      Transparent

      gary Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
      Oops, must have had a bad spike and somehow got you confused with Traveler. Either way good idea for people that are single....
       
    20. SueR
      Disappointed

      SueR Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Boston, MA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ear infection
      hey, we can dream anyway! ;)
       
    21. Denny

      Denny Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan 2013
      It might be healthier to associate with people who do not have T.
      It already occupies enough time for most sufferers. Maybe the forum
      can encourage or help start self help groups for people living in the same
      area??
       
    22. SueR
      Disappointed

      SueR Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Boston, MA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ear infection
      I just want someone who is aware and sensitive to my hyperacusis.
       
    23. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Gee, once they see my sexy legs, the women on the forum will probably start fighting over me....:D

      monkey.jpg
       
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    24. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      Lmao
       
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    25. UserID
      Lucky

      UserID Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Tampa, FL
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/01/1972
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Artillery
      I'd say, just to have someone around who consistently understands health issues in general is a big plus. All I have ever known are healthy women who think the taking of any medicine indicates overuse and addiction.

      When I was having frequent bouts of hyperacusis many years ago, I was dating a woman who understood what it meant for me to be in a loud restaurant setting. My fitted earplugs would come out of my pocket in seconds, and if it was just too much for me, she understood, and we left.

      As time wore on, the thought to always keep in mind my needs took a toll on her. I was her "special needs" boyfriend, and even her kids felt I was a poster candidate. So, being with one who doesn't have T can be equally as challenging, perhaps more.
       
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    26. Stelly

      Stelly Member

      Location:
      Montreal
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2010
      I will ask my wife
       
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    27. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Well,....what was her answer??......:D
       
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    28. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Glad we all still have a sense of humor:)
      I love long walks on the beach, sunsets.......white noise machines and all of you here on tinnitus talk.
       
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    29. Jai
      Artistic

      Jai Member

      Location:
      India
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Vascular loop abutting the right vestibulo-cochlear nerve
      LoL !! That does sound like a great idea ..
       
    30. kmohoruk
      Nerdy

      kmohoruk Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Noise, Ear Infection, TMJ
      It's funny you mention this. I actually started dating my girl friend this summer and was very shocked to find out that she has T as well!! This was right around the time that I suffered a spike and was talking about it more so it came up in our conversation.

      Hers fluctuates a lot, and sometimes I have no idea how she manages it. She is very tough, yet loving and I am extremely grateful to have her in my life.

      It's kind of cute, when we both go out we each have our own ear plugs :)
       
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