"Because we all are autistic on the site, we can easily share each other's experiences that we may have difficulty expressing to non-autistics," Cantu told Buzz Feed News.
Dating is awkward for most people, but according to Evan Mead, dating with Asperger's adds a whole different level of difficulty.
Mead was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when he was five, and recently started a "Date Camp for Asperger's" — dating day camps for people on the autism spectrum.
There is no pressure on that site to "act like a normal person."And if you're hesitant to try meeting aneurotypicals of a different variety (meaning more like me with my various illnesses, and less like my Aspie partner), all I can tell you is that it worked out brilliantly for Tim and I.
The personal testimony of a stranger like myself is worth little, I know, but I hope I've at least provided you with a new, little-known possibility to consider.
It advertises itself as a dating site for people with mental illnesses, not developmental issues, so I imagine that at first it might seem as though it's nothing like what you're looking for.
And indeed, my partner only chose that site because he believed at the time that he had Depression and Social Anxiety Disorder and had not yet realized that it was actually undiagnosed Aspergers that was troubling him.” the site asks.“Someone to go out with,” he says to himself as he types each letter with undivided concentration.“How do you feel about falling in love? Hussein lives in the Bay Area and recently decided to join the more than 40 million people who are plugged into online dating.”“I like to just let it happen.”Hussein knows everything there is to know about Disney. Online dating can be an easier route for those who have trouble initiating conversation.Our innovative Spectrum Compatibility Test ™ does the work for you by narrowing the field from thousands of prospects to match your spectrum attributes with a select group of spectrum compatible matches with whom you can build a quality relationship. Unlike other dating/social sites, we do not purchase profiles or create fake profiles on our site.Thank you for being patient as our online community grows!“I don’t think there’s any future in that direction for me.”Jeremy Hamburgh is a New York-based dating coach for both neurotypical people and people with disabilities.