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.It is also a good idea to think about good activities to do on the date – ones that both you and your potential date will enjoy.

As an adult with ASD, you may go through your entire adult life without having much interest in romance or dating.

If you are interested, though, this article contains some tips on getting started.

Navigating the singles’ scene is not easy for anyone, whether or not you have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Nevertheless, adults with ASD must hurdle far more obstacles than their typically developing peers to thrive in a world of dating.

Singles often go to bars to meet each other, but in reality, very few couples actually meet at a bar “singles scene.” If you have ASD, going up to someone new in a bar and striking up a conversation may seem particularly ineffective.

Rest assured, there are many other ways to meet someone. Take the time to really notice the people you encounter on public transportation and at your favorite places to visit.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).If meeting someone one-on-one seems like a big first step, participation in a social group or club activities is a great way to meet people with similar interests.Group activities are often less stressful than one-on-one situations because the focus is on the activity, not on making small talk.Online dating and joining a new social group may be better options for you.