Rest assured, there are many other ways to meet someone. Take the time to really notice the people you encounter on public transportation and at your favorite places to visit.
Watching television shows flooded with romantic relationships can be a great educational tool.
Movies that include romantic relationships will also work.
Online dating websites can make it easier to get familiar with a person before meeting them.
Information about another person’s likes and dislikes are available so that you can plan ahead for what to do with that person or what to talk about.
Some sites claim to match people based on personality and behavior traits, including how much time the individual wants to spend alone and how important a physical relationship is.
Although there are some great benefits to online dating websites, always practice caution and safety when planning to meet someone in person.
It is also a good idea to think about good activities to do on the date – ones that both you and your potential date will enjoy.
Detecting interest depends on reading verbal and nonverbal cues, which can be difficult for a person with ASD.
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.
Don’t despair if you don’t see any dating prospects while on your everyday routines.
Some people (even those without ASD) say that meeting people is the hardest part of dating.