Asbergers dating syndrome
'God, he's so gorgeous he could have anyone - but not for long,' she says, laughing. then, when the conversation turns to homes and babies and bank accounts, he'd be gone! Sarah frequently found him selfish, cold and distant.
Keith found Sarah hard work, demanding and 'screechy'.
Ultimately, only one thing allowed them to start again from scratch - they uncovered the reason for Keith's 'insensitivity', his aloofness, the fact that he could see no future with Sarah nor seemed to want one: Keith has Asperger's syndrome (AS). Asperger's - a developmental condition that falls within the autism spectrum - was identified more than 60 years ago but became a standard diagnosis only in 1992 when it entered the World Health Organisation's diagnostic manual.
As a result, the majority of adults with the syndrome almost certainly grew up without knowing they had it.
With age and experience, it’s sometimes harder to “get back out there” and try the dating scene again.
For many adults with Asperger’s even dating for the first time seems like an insurmountable obstacle.
If you're a neurotypical person dating an autistic person, it's a good idea to educate yourself on how an aspie will act in various relationship situation, or you might get offended by his/her seemingly cold attitude.
Asperger’s women, on the other hand, tend to look for romantic partners who are similar, who share the same characteristics and goals in life, and who have comparable views of how relationships should work.Individuals with AS don’t process information the same way everyone else does.According to Ariel, research using brain scans have shown differences between the brain structure and shape of people with AS vs. People with AS have a tough time picking up on nonverbal cues in interactions and understanding people’s emotions. They may fixate on their own interests and appear like they’re self-absorbed and just don’t care about others.But for the first time in history, these nerds who we once thought of as unpopular and sexually unattractive, have been experiencing a pop culture makeover.
Shows like "The Big Bang Theory" and "Silicon Valley" glamorize these nerds by showing them to not only make big bucks, but actually get the girl (even if she's a nerdy girl too).
All romantic relationships have challenges and require some work.