I’ve never dated an Aspie myself (this wasn’t deliberate, the women I’ve been attracted to so far just happened to be neuro typical).However, I imagine there are a few downsides to romantic relationships where both parties are on the spectrum.I love hugs and can be very affectionate when I’m in a relationship.
If you are unsure whether somebody on the autism spectrum will be comfortable with physical contact, just ask permission before you touch them.
4) A lack of social skills does not mean a lack of interest in socialising.
I have fallen victim to this misguided stereotype countless times. Meeting new people makes me nervous and I don’t have the social skills necessary for interpreting peoples body language, facial expression and other forms of none verbal communication. I love chatting with my friends and going on dates.
There are a lot of people out there who seem to think autistics are not capable of love.
I recall a time during my teenage years when I did not say ‘I love you’ to my parents and rarely hugged them.
Furthermore, entering the game late isn’t necessarily a disadvantage, as the above example should indicate.