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Maksim and Meryl dinner: Meryl Davis reveals her dyslexia, feelings for Maksim

Maksim and Meryl had dinner at New York City's TAO downtown restaurant, and fans of the “Dancing With the Stars” winners Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are wondering if the behavior of the couple during the dinner showed signs that there is a possible romance blooming between the two. "’Dancing with the Stars’ Season 18 winners Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis' chemistry has sparked a ton of romance rumors but the question still remains are they actually an item off the dance floor?” asked the New York Daily News on May 23.

Maksim and Meryl dinner: Meryl Davis reveals her dyslexia, feelings for Maksim
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The couple’s New York City dinner on Thursday night was not meant to be a romantic dinner between the two but a celebration of their "DWTS” win along with ten other friends. Before dinner began, Maksim and Meryl were seen “talking really close” in a corner. Maksim “had his arm around her waist and shoulders a ton,” and the couple were reportedly “super touchy feely.” According to one source, Maksim “kept kissing her on the forehead and was doting on her.”

Is kissing a woman on her forehead a sign of romance and love? Or is a kiss to the forehead more a sign of respect and honor? It would be an interesting study to find out how many romantic relationships turned from a kiss to the forehead to a more intimate kiss. In either case, when it comes to Maksim, he apparently likes to be “affectionate with all women. He always acts like that, it's how he is, very touchy feely. He genuinely adores her but it is not dating yet."

When Meryl was asked by “The Wendy Williams Show” talk show host Wendy William about the couple’s relationship, Meryl said that “we're not dating, no."

As it is common to many dyslexics, Meryl does not beat around the bush when it comes to answering personal questions, but she knows how to use words to her advantage. “We like to keep the personal lives personal," she told Wendy William.

Meryl Davis, who was born in Royal Oak in Michigan on Jan. 1, 1987, did not only win the “Dancing With the Stars” trophy with Maksim, but at the 2014 Winter Olympics, she became an Olympic champion with her ice-skating partner Charlie White. Davis and White teamed up in 1997, and they are currently the longest lasting ice-dancing team in the United States. When Meryl was in third grade, she was diagnosed with dyslexia.

During the “Dancing With the Stars” finale, Meryl talked about her struggles with dyslexia and how hard she worked on dealing with her reading disability. After all, she is studying cultural anthropology and Italian at the University of Michigan. In addition to dyslexia, she also lacks depth perception. "When she was younger she would pretty much hug the boards because she had no depth perception," her mother, Cheryl, said according to a USA Today report. “She also has trouble seeing with her right eye.”

“When Davis skates during warm-ups, she tends to stay close to the boards, away from the couples also warming up. ‘It's pretty scary to not know how far away the other skaters are from you,’ Cheryl said. ‘She depends on Charlie a lot for that. He protects her. She's been with her for so many years he knows what she needs’."

During the Maksim and Meryl dinner in New York City on Thursday, it was evident that Maksim has learned to understand what Meryl needs. And after weeks of dancing together, Meryl has learned to understand what Maksim needs. On her Twitter page, Meryl wrote on May 21, “So proud of @maksimc. So lucky to have gone on this ride with you.” Once that ride is over and the “Dancing With the Stars” lights have dimmed down, will there be any romance left? If you ask any other dyslexic, the simple answer would be "no."