An aspie tends to have a lot of personality quirks that leads them to feel that relationships are futile.
“Asperger’s syndrome is a mild form of autism that makes it difficult, if not impossible, to understand others.
People with Asperger’s syndrome are generally socially awkward; they often avoid eye contact and have a tendency to monologue about their particular interests instead of sharing conversations with others.”– Kent Miller, It’s certainly not easy to date someone with Asperger’s.
This doesn’t mean they don’t love you enough: it is what it is.
Their affection for you and their ability to hyperfocus tend to be mutually exclusive. As a cosplayer, Princess will often be oblivious to everyone and everything else while she imbibes her character.
To this day, she’s still one of my dearest friends, and one of the sweetest persons you will ever meet in your life.
And like anyone else, aspies, as they are fondly referred to, certainly are capable and deserving of love and affection, even romance.
Because surprises tend to defy logical progressions, aspies hate them.
If you think you’re going to do something so sweet and romantic for the aspie you’re dating, and it involves a surprise, think again. When Princess celebrated her birthday a few years ago, I tried to make it a bit special by having 21 of our friends greet her, since that was how old she was at the time.
If you plan to date an aspie for long, you should learn to address their differences without making it clear to them that you are doing so.