if they're not willing to get to know you cause you're deaf, why would you spend time with those kind of people?
on a personal note, craigslist isn't always the best way to meet people. Granted it gives many of us opportunities to mingle and that's what we need, but there's also more opportunities to meet people out there such as malls, skating rinks, social gatherings and so forth. Try getting out there and doing things that you're interested in and not worry so much about finding someone.
And yes, kudos on not forking over the cash to scam websites.