Although there are some great benefits to online dating websites, always practice caution and safety when planning to meet someone in person.
While it is reasonable to assume that most people who post a profile on a dating website are there to meet someone to date, not all people are interested in a committed relationship, and unfortunately, sometimes people use these websites for deceptive purposes (for example, sexual predators, financial scams).
The Resource Directory of the CAR Autism Roadmap™ contains a list of ASD social groups, where you can meet others with ASD.
However, whether it is , make sure you understand that much of what is depicted is likely not an accurate depiction of dating in the real world. It is important to pay attention to personal hygiene, for example, remembering to shower and wearing deodorant and clean clothes every day.
Once you find someone that you enjoy spending time with and are attracted to, there is only so much that you can learn from body language and verbal cues.
Online dating and joining a new social group may be better options for you.
Online dating websites can make it easier to get familiar with a person before meeting them.
Movies that include romantic relationships will also work.
Watch these with a trusted friend or family member so that you can discuss what is happening and make sure you are interpreting the all the cues.For example, if it is difficult to distinguish between making a harmless, flirty joke and making a hurtful or offensive joke, try another strategy to show interest, like asking about things the person is interested in or even volunteering to help the person with a project.Watching television shows flooded with romantic relationships can be a great educational tool.The best place to start is to look at what you do each day. Be careful of your workplace, however, as romantic relationships at work are often discouraged, and sometimes even forbidden.One reason for this is that it can create an awkward work environment if one person is not romantically interested in the other or if the relationship doesn’t work out for another reason.Singles often go to bars to meet each other, but in reality, very few couples actually meet at a bar “singles scene.” If you have ASD, going up to someone new in a bar and striking up a conversation may seem particularly ineffective.