Autism gay dating
For everyone, dating can be a nerve-racking experience.
For autistic women, it can be even more so, as they find interpreting romantic cues, flirting or working out whether someone is attracted to them particularly hard."I’ve always struggled with picking up on signals," Erin, 27, says.
"I didn’t really understand who I was, what I was feeling, who was attractive, and everyone at school had started dating and going out and I didn’t want to do that.
I think I fell in love with my best friend at one point, and I didn’t know what that obsessive feeling was."There are a number of reasons why women with autism are under-diagnosed.
Others may get hyper-focused or obsessive about certain interests or feelings.
I find it difficult to know if this person is telling me the truth."As a result, she uses mainstream apps like Tinder and sites like Plenty Of Fish and to meet people.
However, some women with autism prefer to use dating platforms that cater specifically for autistic people and those with learning differences."We match people on communication style, acceptance of change and emotional regulation.
She works in the charity sector and identifies as a queer autistic writer and activist.
"If I like someone I really like them, but I don’t know how to communicate that."She invited me back to hers to 'study'…
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