Dating is worth it for Autistic people
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I’m a mildly-disabled person and despite that, I’ve been looking for love for years.
I’m closing in on my 30th birthday, but I have never been successful in finding that love.
When I was 12 years old I was sent to UCLA Medical Center because I had a mental breakdown in junior high due to constantly being bullied for being different.
It turns out that I was diagnosed with Autism, a neurodevelopmental condition and social development impairment, according to the UCLA Child and Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic.
Despite being an autistic man for most of my life, I just want to keep hope that I’ll be able to find the right woman who understands me and accepts me for what I have and who I am.
I want people to know that I’m not just a person with a disability, but I’m a person who wants to overcome it and be able to love.
Women wanted to avoid me because they never had any interest in me because I may be a geek who likes comic books like “Batman” and who likes playing card games like “Uno” with my friends.
I know that I’ve always had a hard time trying to get a woman to love me, but a woman needs to see that not all autistic people are bad people and can have a good relationship or marriage.
Licensed Psychologist and Family/Business Coach Kathy J. Marshack, Ph.D. P.S., specializes in “enriching peoples lives,” and has, through her research, found that people with developmental syndromes can find love, according to her website.
“It’s a matter of quality in a relationship with an Asperger Syndrome adult,” Marshack’s website says.
But despite all that research and bad past experiences with love I hope to one day have a girlfriend and prove to people that I can be a worthy guy, regardless of my disability.