The autistic friends I have are actually way cuddlier than my neuro typical friends.
I can see the benefits of dating someone who is on the autism spectrum.
I wouldn’t have to explain the difficulties I face on a daily basis and I’d be less anxious of being dumped purely because I have Asperger’s.
This is because all my senses are heightened, and any form of physical contact will result in my body pumping itself full of adrenalin because it feels like it’s being attacked.
If you are unsure whether somebody on the autism spectrum will be comfortable with physical contact, just ask permission before you touch them.
For example: autistic people often think in black and white terms and can struggle to see things from other people’s perspectives.
Imagine how violent an argument could be between two people who could not see the others perspective!
I won’t pretend to understand this, but it obviously works for them and brings them happiness.
It would be unfair and prejudice to assume an autistic person does not have sex simply because they prefer handshakes to hugs.
There are a lot of people out there who seem to think autistics are not capable of love.
I recall a time during my teenage years when I did not say ‘I love you’ to my parents and rarely hugged them.
It would be unrealistic to expect this to cause no anxiety to someone on the autism spectrum. 8) We’re often hopeless at flirting, but excellent at being loyal and affectionate.