What are your experiences with dating and do you find it difficult to maintain a relationship? I find communication hard sometimes and can come across cold.
I think it's fair to say i struggle with all aspects of dating and relationships! Looking back at my previous experiences it makes a lot more sense now i know more about Asperger's. I've not dated anyone since i self-diagnosed and i haven't really thought about doing so due to all the bad experiences i've had.
But Evan makes an interesting point there about when to mention it. It's a tricky one. Ideally i think i would mention it straight away because i tend to make a poor first impression, but then maybe that would make the other person uncomfortable. I don't know.
I also think that I make poor first impression.
I am extremely anxious when meeting the person.
I think I could only be with someone who understands autistic people and would be happy to be with an autistic person.
Of course, we haven't yet tackled the subject of ND-ND relationships. ;-)
Does anyone have experience of actually dating another autistic? I just don't know how the dynamics of a ND-ND relationship would work... as in, would we be better suited to someone who was on our wavelength, or do we need NT's to help us adjust to life in a predominantly NT world?