Dating someone autistic
Because it can be so difficult to determine the level of compatibility of a potential friend or partner on the spectrum through methods of conventional social media and online dating services, Spectrum has changed the game for the better.
As a unique dating and social media website created BY people on the spectrum FOR people on the spectrum, Spectrum Singles has created an environment where people are surrounded by others who understand their issues and way of life.
You are also able to write blogs, add photos and engage in the forums.
They plan to add more features as they grow as a dating site.
We felt that those of us on the spectrum have been labeled our whole lives.
In our experience, categorical labeling can result in some people being unable to perceive a person individually from that label.
“Originally we did find dating sites like that, but the problem was a lot of them put people on the autism spectrum in a really negative light,” Cantu said. Those people weren’t on the spectrum, so they didn’t quite understand the audience they were trying to reach out to.” They knew it would be much easier if they could explain their problems and experiences to someone on the same spectrum because they would completely understand.
After questioning why there wasn’t already something similar to a dating or social media site for people on the autism spectrum, Cantu and Fitzpatrick decided to take matters into their own hands.
When you do become a member, there are more advanced features like private messaging and bookmarking.When members create their profile, they can select other specific attributes, which narrow down the matches even further,” Fitzpatrick said.