floridadating - Asperger and dating
Few pieces of advice are more frustrating to a mild autistic, since "common sense" in dating involves intuitively knowing the assumptions that others will make about you based on the cues you give off through what you say and do — which, of course, is precisely what AS causes you to miss.
Regardless of whether two people are meeting on a prearranged date or striking up conversation in a casual setting, each one’s emotional response is determined by the assumptions they make based on a multitude of factors, from body language, facial expression, and eye contact to manner of dress, choice of conversation topics, and tone of voice (the same principle applies to online dating, although the cues are different).
It's still possible to have sexual and/or committed relationships, and while the ordeal may be painful at times, it is undeniably worth it. He holds an MA in History from Rutgers University-Newark and is ABD in his Ph D program in History at Lehigh University.
Aspergers Dating Site is an Online Dating Community for Singles with Asperger's Syndrome.
If you're a neurotypical person dating an autistic person, it's a good idea to educate yourself on how an aspie will act in various relationship situation, or you might get offended by his/her seemingly cold attitude.