Mild autism and dating
Like autism, love doesn't discriminate based on race, age, gender, religion, sexuality and disability.
Love me for the person I am and I’ll do the same with you.
If nothing else, many of us (myself included) have learned through careful study, trial and error, and self-discipline how to socially “function” at the level of people who don’t have AS.
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.
While the merely awkward are at least subconsciously aware of these variables when they’re engaged in an interaction, someone with AS is wired to assume that (a) if someone finds us attractive, they will directly and immediately state it from the get-go and (b) they would want us to do likewise.
Sometimes transitions can tend to make us feel overloaded. If it works out and we both care for each other we will make it work.After all, there are few places in society where social rules are as crucially important and deeply entrenched as in the sphere of courtship, and being mildly autistic—or having Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), if you use the label as it was before the APA revised its diagnostic criteria last year—impairs your ability to comprehend nonverbal communication.Since people communicate through both verbal and nonverbal methods, those of us with AS are frequently at a disadvantage when attempting to socialize in our personal and professional lives.Often a misconception is that people on the spectrum want to only date others who are on the spectrum. We just want to find someone we connect with and can be ourselves with.We aren’t mind readers so tell us when we may be going too fast or too slow.