Common characteristics of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may make it difficult for individuals to initiate and manage romantic relationships.
Discomfort with physical affection, high levels of anxiety, and difficulty with eye contact may lead to lack of affection and intimacy within the relationship.
Unlike traditional dating, meeting online gives each person the opportunity to protect their identity until he/she feels comfortable enough to reveal more personal details.
This is especially helpful for individuals who prefer to wait to disclose their disability.
Although there are benefits to online dating, taking the necessary safety precautions is important.To learn more, view the webinar Autism & Online Dating.