This article won’t teach you the secrets to being able to convince hundreds of people to go on dates with you, but hopefully it will help you to be more confident and assured in yourself.
If you are autistic, and struggle to start even the most basic conversation, getting a date could be extremely difficult.
She explains she has a soft spot for animals, both her German shepherd and “cats trying to fit into spots that they can’t.”Symptoms of Asperger’s vary widely, but often include a lack of social intuition, obsessive interests and trouble reading body language.
Getting a date — with someone on the autism scale or otherwise — isn’t so much the end goal as validation that Mead and others can start down the road to romantic intimacy.“It’s just chatting,” he says, his cadence flat but his lips smiling.
Does he pick the exact moment when you’re trying to unpack the food shopping, feed the children and let the dog out, all at once, to ask why his navy argyle socks are not in the drawer?
If his behaviour seems inexplicable – and, frankly, infuriating – then you’ll be relieved to hear that there may be a good explanation for it: Asperger’s syndrome (AS).
But there is one positive about autism when it comes to the idea of dating; it`s hard to explain, but for a lot of people with autism, once they realise there is simply no other choice (i.e.
they have to do something) they will often, somehow, find the ability to do it.
Dating and relationships can be a difficult subject for anybody, but if you have autism, and your social and communication skills are less developed than a lot of neuro-typical people`s, it can be an even more confusing, and stressful experience.
A lot of autistic people say that dating, and getting into a relationship is one of the biggest challenges in their lives.
This topic is not easy to talk about for neurotypical (NT) spouses of an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome/ autism (ASD).