If you are a parent or a friend of an adult with ASD, your job is to make sure that the person knows that you are open and available for support.
Don’t despair if you don’t see any dating prospects while on your everyday routines.
However, you may need to get out of your comfort zone in order to meet someone new.
For example, if it is difficult to distinguish between making a harmless, flirty joke and making a hurtful or offensive joke, try another strategy to show interest, like asking about things the person is interested in or even volunteering to help the person with a project.
Watching television shows flooded with romantic relationships can be a great educational tool.
Information about another person’s likes and dislikes are available so that you can plan ahead for what to do with that person or what to talk about.
Some sites claim to match people based on personality and behavior traits, including how much time the individual wants to spend alone and how important a physical relationship is.
You might also consider looking into events at a local museum or restaurant.
Depending on your interests, you might find something right for you (Quizzo, karaoke, sports trivia, for example).
In particular, before asking someone on a date, it is a good idea to try to figure out if they have any interest in going on a date with you.