Stuttering dating site

Though I had stuttered since learning to speak — my deficiencies with spoken language were so evident, my mother rushed me to the pediatrician before preschool even began — I was never comfortable confronting what everyone else could hear: I was mortified to stutter and tried constantly to avoid it.

I substituted words, made bizarre facial expressions — anything to prevent stuttering. Dating seemed unfathomable to me. How could I establish a real relationship if I spent every moment afraid to speak? When I met my college boyfriend, I was struck by his eloquence, his friendliness, his brains. But I fell in love with his patience. While I spoke, he waited and listened, and I felt a surge of gratitude, as if I had found the one man sensitive enough to attempt to understand my speech disability.

Much later, after our lives headed down separate paths and we broke up, I would enter the complicated world of dating again — and find myself surprised. Turns out, my college boyfriend was not the only man who would overlook, or even embrace, my stutter.

He was just one member of a much larger group of good-natured and compassionate people eager to connect. I began to understand that my speech impediment, which had tortured me since childhood, was actually a useful tool in deciphering the quality of a person. Did the guy at the library give a look of panicked discomfort after I openly stuttered?

I knew the kind of man I wanted to pursue. How long have you been stuttering? Are there treatments available? Is it difficult to deal with?

Over the years, I have found goodness in people I normally would have dismissed as romantic prospects, and for this, I thank my stutter completely. A few months into dating my college boyfriend, I began introducing myself as person who stutters. After class, she asked whether she could run a feature on me in their next issue. When the article was published, the host of a popular stuttering podcast reached out and asked whether I would be a guest on her show.

When it comes to dating, I certainly have no more luck than the average something.


The word “dating” and “stuttering” are surrounded by a lot of limiting beliefs, therefore most PWS are missing this fun side of their life. If you learn how to handle this part of your life, you can enjoy your dating life to the fullest and eventually have a great relationship with the person of YOUR CHOICE. Jul 10,  · Hey guys, Here is a video on my thoughts about whether someone who stutters should date/marry someone who does not stutter. Enjoy!:) .

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