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Dating Tips for Those With Asperger's Syndrome | Special Bridge
Pop culture stereotypes of "absent-minded professors,""geeks," and "nerds" are familiar labels to most of us, conjuring images of rather odd and laughable eccentrics. 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. People with Asperger's traits have been accused of not having feelings or being unable to express emotion, like the "Star Trek" characters, Mr. Spock and Data. This is a mistaken concept. However, people with AS may express emotion or feelings of closeness in a way that is not generally expected.
It can seem overwhelming to even think about asking someone out let alone getting through the date itself. Keep reading for some dating tips to help you face some of the unknown or more difficult social aspects of dating and relationships. People are creatures of habit and tend to spend their days in the same places, surrounded by the same people doing the same things. They can make the process easier and help you find someone who is a good candidate.
We both remember the Great Tomato Soup Incident of as a touchstone. My husband, Rob, had thoughtfully asked if I wanted anything from the grocery store. Some kind of chicken-y soup. A chicken broth kind.