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They’re just as varied as the rest of us are — they can be happy or sad, mean or gentle, petty or generous.
When it comes to love, some couldn’t care less, while others fall as hard as Romeo or Juliet did.
But it’s these nonverbal cues that pose the biggest challenge for the dating Aspergian.
Rachel Canis, who runs Chicago’s Best Foot Forward dating service (and who gains extra insight from raising a 10-year-old daughter with Asperger’s), recalls trying to freshen up the image of one middle-aged Aspergian woman who “thought wearing makeup was false advertising.” Hendrickx cites a typically solemn query from an Aspergian: “Why are dead plants [i.e., cut flowers] a sign of love?
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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.
And my son reads thick books that go into great detail about the science of music, but scarcely ever puts a CD on to listen to.They are often, but not always, also highly intelligent — and the vast majority of them are men.Oh, and their sense of humor tends to be a bit droll; much like the young wizards-in-training at Hogwarts might refer to ordinary humans as “Muggles,” many Aspergians refer to non-Aspergians as “NTs” (for “neurotypicals”).Below, we’ll explain some of the traits Aspergians must deal with while dating and building romantic relationships.Truly, the propensity for directness can be one of the most endearing aspects of Aspergians.
” says Sarah Hendrickx, a UK therapist who not only counsels Aspergians, she’s also married to one herself.