Autistic dating online
Interpreting them presents a challenge for most everyone.It can be particularly difficult when autism interferes with the ability to read and respond to social signals.
When social cues are missed, your teen’s “dates” may feel that their messages or feelings aren’t being heard or validated Dating also involves finding a good “match.” However, many teens with autism fail to stop and consider who might be their “good match” before jumping into a relationship. Of course, you and your teen may disagree about who makes a good match!
Explain that these behaviors send positive messages to the other person. Discuss who, when, where and how to ask someone out. Someone your age, who you like and who talks to you and is nice to you. Once you’ve gotten to know each other, once you’ve sensed that the other person is interested. Discuss that this may be different than what others are doing or what is shown in the media. When it’s time for the date, help your teen dress appropriately and otherwise look his or her best.
Mention how everyone likes to have someone show genuine interest. Together, brainstorm possible topics of conversations. If your teen made the invitation, encourage him or her to pay.
Despite the challenges, try to frame dating as something that can be a positive experience and ultimately rewarding.
Aspergers Dating Site is an Online Dating Community for Singles with Asperger's Syndrome.