Autism dating online
"Because we all are autistic on the site, we can easily share each other's experiences that we may have difficulty expressing to non-autistics," Cantu told Buzz Feed News.
Yes, I do have a personal story behind why I created Uneepi.My 20 year old son has been trying the usual ways to date like going to bars and parites, and he's worked really hard at his social skills in this area, yet is still making limited progress, like one or two dates, or gets phone numbers but the girls don't respnd to his calls.I've suggested he try to meet/date a young woman with very mild ASD or similar challenge, as that way he can be honest and more relaxed about his…After I watched it, I had did some research and saw there wasn’t that many resources for adults to help them with social interactions.I wanted to do something about that so I decided I wanted to build a dating and social media site for adults on the spectrum.My senior partner who I was paired with and I were trying to figure out what we could do.
She had brought up that her boyfriend’s sister has autism and how the autism community holds a special place in her heart.
Cantu researched autistic communities online, but was disappointed by how many of them were made by non-autistics.
"These sites either portrayed autism in a negative light, or grouped us together without showing that each of us is different," she told Buzz Feed News.
The test consists of 184 questions about social comfort, attention tendencies, sensory sensitivity, sexual preferences, and many other attributes.
Fitzpatrick created the algorithm herself, while she and Cantu came up with the questions.
By Bryan Dunn with Keri Bowers I’m Bryan Dunn, a 38 year-old autistic with very little experience in the dating scene. I would like to pursue a different kind of life where I seek relationships.